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Basil M. Michaels MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.53 stars (7 ratings)
426 South Street
Pittsfield, MA

Dr. Basil Michaels' medical specialty is hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Michaels is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Michaels completed Dr. Michaels's residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Michaels's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Michaels's average rating from Dr. Michaels's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaels takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Coventry, and more. Dr. Michaels has received the following distinction: Berkshire Medical Ctr Teaching Award. Dr. Michaels speaks Spanish. Dr. Michaels is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
426 South Street
Pittsfield, MA

Dr. George Csank practices plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Csank is affiliated with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) and Fairview Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Csank is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Ralph Zupanec Award in General Surgery, 1995 Additional Specialty:Laparascopic Surgery and Wallace H. Chang Award in Plastic Surgery. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Rodrigo Santamarina
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 1.83 stars (3 ratings)
777 North Street
Pittsfield, MA

Dr. Rodrigo Santamarina is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Santamarina has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santamarina has received the following distinctions: Wallace Chang Award For Excellence in Plastic Surgery, U Mass and Robert Tracy Award Excellence Vascular Surgery UMass. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)




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What is Dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion, also known as dermaplaning, uses a high-speed rotating device to scrape away outer layers of the skin and create a smoother surface. This surgical procedure is most commonly used on the face, but it may be performed on other parts of the body as well. It treats the following skin issues:

  • Raised scars due to accidents, previous surgery, or acne.
  • Deep wrinkles.
  • Skin growths, like precancerous lesions.
During dermabrasion, a nurse or other healthcare professional holds the skin taut so that the doctor can apply gentle but constant pressure on the skin using the device. Depending on how much skin needs treatment, it may take a few minutes to over an hour to complete the surgery.

A waxy or moist dressing is placed on the skin at the end of the procedure. The treated area will be red and swollen for about two to three weeks. Itchiness and tingling will likely be present for some time. Although less common, enlarged pores, cold sores, rashes, and permanent skin discoloration may also occur. Normal activities may be resumed about two weeks following dermabrasion. However, swimming in chlorinated water and sports that involve the use of balls should be avoided for four to six weeks.

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