The massaging action helps to increase oxygenation in the skin, which, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen to give the skin a more revitalized look. Microdermabrasion softens the appearance of skin imperfections such as fine lines, brown spots, and acne scars, and helps to clean out pores, as well. At his Houston MedSpa, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz offers microdermabrasion treatments by skin care specialists who perform safe, gentle microdermabrasion for healthier, smoother skin.

Procedure Technique

Microdermabrasion utilizes a gentle, abrasive, mechanical action of crystals giving the skin a refreshed and healthy appearance. The crystals remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that can cause the skin to appear dull and aged. The massaging action helps to increase oxygenation in the skin which helps stimulate the production of collagen to give the skin a more rejuvenated appearance. In addition, this nonsurgical cosmetic treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, brown spots, acne scars, and aids in cleaning out deep pores.


While there is no required recovery period after a microdermabrasion, patients should avoid sun exposure and regularly apply sun protection for the first few weeks after their treatment. Most patients will immediately feel an improvement in the texture of their skin, but the improved tone may take a few hours to appear as the redness subsides.

Microdermabrasion FAQs

Best results?

For the best results and maximum effectiveness, microdermabrasion treatments should be performed regularly (about every 2-4 weeks). Over time, you should start to see healthier skin with a better texture and tone. Ask your skin care specialist about scheduling your next appointment.

Best candidates?

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin tones and textures, but it is best for anyone who wants to brighten their skin, minimize skin blemishes, clean their pores, and have healthier, clearer skin. Microdermabrasion cannot help certain skin conditions, including severe acne, active rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis.


Dermabrasion is a more intense skin resurfacing treatment that uses surgical tools to remove the top layers of skin. Microdermabrasion is a gentler, safer treatment that is best for mild to moderate concerns.

Chemical peels?

Microdermabrasion creates results that are similar to a light or medium chemical peel. Some patients may prefer microdermabrasion to chemical peels, but your skin care specialist will go over your options and recommendations based on your skin type and aesthetic goals.

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