What is microdermabrasion?Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure. It is fast, comfortable, and has no downtime, making it a popular lunchtime procedure. It has long been among the beauty secrets of Hollywood celebrities, and the procedure has gained widespread popularity in recent years. The process involves the application of tiny granules combined with vacuum suction, which gently loosen and remove dead or damaged cells from the surface of the skin, leaving a healthy, beautiful glow.
What can microdermabrasion treat?This technique is used to improve the tone and texture of skin. It may be used alone, or in combination with other procedures, to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Large pores
- Pigmentation problems
- Rough texture
- Sun damage
- Aging skin
- Superficial wrinkles
- Minor scarring
- Stretch marks
- And more
Microdermabrasion treatment at Dr. W DermatologyLike all procedures in our office, microdermabrasion is always performed by a qualified, properly trained professional. This technique is much gentler than dermabrasion, which removes several layers of skin. Microdermabrasion utilizes ultrafine particles, which act on the uppermost layer of skin. A specialized vacuuming device is used to remove the skin cells and debris as they are loosened. The procedure is quite comfortable; you should feel no more than a mild scratching sensation, and a gentle vibration, which is reminiscent of a luxurious massage.
The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and it can be used on any area of the body. A single microdermabrasion treatment will yield noticeable results. However, depending on the condition of your skin, a series of appointments may be recommended for maximum benefits. There is no downtime, and no uncomfortable recovery period.
Microdermabrasion combination treatmentsDue to the versatility and gentle nature of this procedure, it is an excellent complement to many other treatments. It gives skin a smoother, more youthful appearance, which is a great addition to anti-aging treatment such as dermal fillers. Microdermabrasion may also be beneficial as part of a therapeutic plan for the treatment of conditions such as acne.
Join our Skin Fit Medical program for treatment packages and special savings. If you are interested in the benefits of microdermabrasion, or other medical and aesthetic treatments, just call Dr. W Dermatology at (281) 771-0494 and schedule an appointment. We would love to see you at our Katy, TX office or our Houston, TX, office.