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These days there are a number of ways to go when searching for facial rejuvenation. Some options are surgical and invasive, while others offer a more non-invasive approach. Microdermabrasion is one options for people hoping to improve the appearance of their skin when dealing with superficial scars or wrinkles, large pores, acne or age spots. Microdermabrasion is a slightly less invasive version of dermabrasion in which the flawed outer layer of skin is gently removed. As a result, your body’s own natural collagen production is stimulated to create younger looking, smoother skin.

Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion requires no anesthetic, recovery or down time. There are traditionally two types of microdermabrasion treatments. One type uses a diamond-tip wand which gently moves across your skin exfoliating. This type is the newest technique. The previous technique, which is still used today, involves streaming tiny crystals across the skin with a hand-held device, while simultaneously a vacuum suctions the exfoliate crystals and dead skin up. Either type of treatment takes about half and hour.

If you are looking for a treatment to help with acne, scars, large pores, fine lines, wrinkle, age spots, black heads, hyperpigmentation, or stretch marks, microdermabrasion may be the right treatment for you. The best way to find out for sure is to consult with your plastic surgeon. Make sure to find a plastic surgeon who is board certified and highly recommended, even though microdermabrasion is a relatively safe procedure, it should only be performed by a licensed professional.

*Individual Results may vary

Richard Levine, MD, DDS, FACS
4499 Medical Drive, Suite 316
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-614-2747
Fax: (210) 614-6221
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