Randy Birken, MD, FACS, FACOG offers Dermabrasion near Woodlands, TX

About Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion and its close relative Microdermabrasion are common cosmetic skin treatments used to diminish the appearance of scars, acne scarring, facial spots, wrinkles, or tattoos. Dermabrasion may also be used to remove pre-cancerous cells on the face. The procedure has been around for over 100 years, but has been improved tremendously over the last 20 years. Through a careful method of surgical scraping, the outer layers of skin are removed, resulting in new, smoother skin after a brief period of healing. It may be performed on the entire face or only to specific problem areas. In some cases, a second treatment may be required for best results. Some conditions that can not be corrected with dermabrasion are moles, dark birthmarks, or burn scars. If you have a dark complexion, black or Asian skin, active acne, or extremely sensitive skin, you also may not be a good candidate for this treatment.

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Randy Birken, MD, FACS, FACOG

After completing his training at Baylor College of Medicine in 1980, Dr. Birken began a general ob/gyn practice in North Houston. His interest in female urology led to further training in uro-gynecology and a change to a subspecialized practice in gynecology, gynecological surgery, female incontinence, and pelvic reconstruction.

"In office aesthetic procedures always fascinated me, and with the advancement of laser technology, amazingly simple and safe cosmetic procedures became a reality."

Dr. Birken thoroughly researched the science and practicality of in office lasers and chose the Cutera Cool-Glide system and Intense pulse light. Further training and certification, as directed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, permits him to offer these services to patients.

In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Birken has a Master's in Liberal Arts and has taught undergraduate literature. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and has written two books being considered for publication, as well as a novel.