Med Spa Services: Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion is used for renewing overall skin texture and tone. This minimally invasive procedure can improve wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, fine lines, melasma, scarring, and other skin related conditions and concerns.

Special applicator with an abrasive surface is used in the procedure for gently sanding away the skin’s thick outer layer and rejuvenating it. Fine particles of sodium bicarbonate and aluminum oxide are sprayed by a different microdermabrasion technique. The technique employs suction and vacuum for accomplishing the same results as the abrasive surface.

Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure for almost all skin colors and types. It is beneficial for people with the following skin concerns:

  • Age spots, hyperpigmentation, and brown spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Blackheads and enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Dull looking skin

Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide safe and proven non-surgical med spa services, including microdermabrasion skin rejuvenation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.

Microdermabrasion Procedure

Microdermabrasion is an in-office procedure which can be completed in an hour. It is usually performed by a licensed skincare professional. Depending on the state you live in, it may be performed under the supervision of a healthcare provider. You do not need to necessarily use a numbing agent or anesthesia for microdermabrasion.

You will be asked to sit in a reclining chair during the appointment. The provider will gently sand away the outermost skin layer or spray particles using a handheld device. Sunscreen or moisturizer will be applied to the skin after the treatment. US Food and Drug Administration approved microdermabrasion in 1996 and since then hundreds of these devices have been manufactured.

Microdermabrasion can be performed in different ways depending on the device used:

Diamond-tip handpiece

This handpiece is designed to exfoliate dead cells gently while suctioning them off at the same time. Pressure applied by the treatment provider and the time allowed for the suction to remain on the skin determines the depth of abrasion.

Crystal microdermabrasion

This technique of microdermabrasion makes use of a crystal emitting handpiece. Fine crystals are gently sprayed on the skin for rubbing away the outer layers. Dead skin is suctioned off in the same manner as diamond-tip microdermabrasion.


This is a newer method which involves infusing dermal products and crystal-free exfoliation at the same time. The treatment is focused on stimulating collagen production while maximizing the flow of blood to the skin.

Expected Results Following the Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion involves little to zero downtime. You should be able to get back to your daily activities almost immediately. It’s crucial that you use a sunscreen to protect your skin since your skin would be more sensitive in the few weeks following the treatment.

You should be able to see visible results almost immediately following the procedure. The number of sessions required will depend on your expectations as well as the severity of the skin concerns.

Cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for innovative and advanced med spa services, such as microdermabrasion skin rejuvenation treatment.

Contact The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas for More Information

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.
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ACPS Update

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