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Microdermabrasion... Laser Resurfacing's Younger Brother
by Dr. Rebecca L. Euwer, MD.

Dr. Rebecca L. Euwer
University Park, TX

Dr. Rebecca L. Euwer is a clinical associate pro- fessor at UT South- western Medical Center, Dallas, TX. She has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005; America's Top Physicians, 2004-2005 edition; DMagazine's "Best Doctors in Dallas" in 1999 and 2001; Leaders Society by the Dermatology Foundation 1995-1999. Received the Physician's Recognition Award by the Amercian Medical Association in 2001 and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2000-2001.

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This procedure has taken the metroplex by storm over the last several years, and was used several years prior to that in Europe and other areas. The method is to remove several top layers of skin using sterile aluminum oxide crystals delivered under pressure and vacuumed through a hand piece, much like a miniature sand blasting. The conditions currently being treated with this procedure include clogged pores, fine wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and splotchy pigmentation.

We combine the treatment with our light chemical peels, using either glycolic or salicylic acid. This method seems to improve the results achieved. A series of treatments is necessary in order to achieve full benefits; each treatment takes about 45 minutes to one hour, and makeup can be applied immediately following the procedure.

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