Thick, uneven skin can appear dull and lifeless. However, there is a minimally invasive procedure that employs the body’s own healing mechanism to provide fresh, vibrant, rejuvenated skin with minimal downtime.
Westover Hills Dermatology located in San Antonio, Texas is your premier microdermabrasion provider. Contact us via our convenient web form or call 830-261-3212 for more immediate assistance and our friendly, professional team will be happy to help you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
If you are looking to addres the following aesthetic concerns, microdermabrasion may be an ideal treatment solution for you:
- Pigmentation or discoloration
- Stretch marks
- Light to moderate scarring
- Sun damage
What Makes Microdermabrasion so Effective?
Collagen is what makes skin appear so supple, resilient, and taut when you’re young. A natural protein, it provides volume, softness, and depth, helping to fill in fine lines and prevent wrinkles.
Our body’s production of collagen decreases as we age. The inevitable result is one of the primary signs of aging, skin that appears uneven, looser, and thinner. Microdermabrasion activates the body’s natural healing process, spurring the creation of new collagen.
What Effects Can I Expect From Microdermabrasion?
- The reduction of enlarged pore size
- Skin exfoliation, resulting in a radiant, glowing appearance
- Cleansing of blackheads
- Improvement of the appearance of current acne and the scars left by previous acne
- Reduction in the severity of wrinkles and fine lines
- Significant decrease in the prominence of stretch marks
- Improvement of hyperpigmentation (dark skin patches)
What Does the Actual Microdermabrasion Process Entail?
There are two different kinds forms of microdermabrasion treatment modalities. The first employs a manually controlled device that streams tiny crystals, gently exfoliating your skin.
There is a vacuum attached to the device that, immediately after the crystals do their job, suck them back into the machine, along with the cells that have been removed; the dead or loosened skin.
The second, newer modality features a wand with a diamond tip. It is moved across your skin, exfoliating as it goes.
How Long Does the Procedure Take and What Does It Feel Like?
You microdermabrasion treatment should last 30 minutes or less, and while it is happening, you will feel a small degree of scratching as we remove superficial skin cells.
There is also a vibrating sensation most clients liken to that of a massage, along with the slight pull of the suction of the vacuum.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Westover Hills Dermatology is San Antonio, Texas’s source for the most skilled, highly trained microdermabrasion clinicians. Use our web form to ask questions or schedule your initial consultation, or call 830-261-3212 now and our courteous, expert staff will get you started on your journey toward radiant, beautiful skin.