Katy patients ask, “What is microdermabrasion?”
Many Katy-area patients turn to Dr. Seymour Weaver for help improving the appearance of their skin. Often they’re not looking for a dramatic change, nor are they interested in undergoing intensive treatments, they simply want to refresh and rejuvenate their skin. To accomplish this, Dr. Weaver and his team at Dr. W. Dermatology offer microdermabrasion. This treatment is a frequent alternative to chemical peels and laser treatments, but offers great results such as smoother skin with a more even skin tone, reducing acne, and fine lines and wrinkles.
When hearing about the results of this treatment, patients often want to learn more and will ask, “What is microdermabrasion and how does it work?”
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic dermatology treatment performed in the doctor’s office. Using a handheld instrument, Dr. Weaver exfoliates the skin. This removes the buildup of dead or dried skin cells and sparks the production of collagen through the body’s natural healing process. With the dead skin gone, the remaining skin heals itself over the course of several days leading to skin that feels fresher and smoother and looks younger and more beautiful. Best of all, the treatment is a non-invasive way of transforming skin and addressing skin issues.
While many patients who consider microdermabrasion also consider over-the-counter treatments such as exfoliating creams or microdermabrasion solutions that’s available at drug stores or makeup counters, these treatments do not provide the deep and effective exfoliation that an in-office procedure provides. Therefore, the commercial treatments do not deliver the same great results.
If you’re considering microdermabrasion or any other cosmetic dermatology treatment, start your decision making process with a consultation with Dr. Weaver. After examining your skin and discussing your desired results with you, Dr. Weaver will explain all of the available options. For example, some patients may want to combine their microdermabrasion treatment with dermal fillers while others may learn that a chemical peel would be more effective. After explaining your options, together, you and Dr. Weaver can decide which approach is best.
For more information about microdermabrasion or any other treatments, call Dr. W. Dermatology today.Back to Cosmetic Dermatology Page