Microdermabrasion is a virtually painless method of exfoliating and polishing your skin to achieve a healthy glow and eliminate or reduce fine lines. A combination of abrasion and suction is used to take away the outermost layer of skin, which will leave your skin a pink for a few hours and then nearly perfect. Most dermatologists recommend a series of at least six treatments for optimal results. Many salons and spas offer the treatment, however, a dermatologist has access to much more powerful equipment, resulting in much better overall outcomes. Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that has suffered the effects of sun and aging. An esthetician uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.Request a Consultation
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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.