When our skin gets dull and shows all of its sun damage from our sunny Houston days ever think that it would be convenient to be like those slithery area residents who shed their skins periodically? No, not our esteemed politicians, but snakes.
When snakes need to do a serious exfoliation they simply shed their entire skin. Yes, its scientifically called ecdysis, but you’ve probably heard it as sloughing or molting. While we shed our skin all the time, a forced complete exfoliation would surely get rid of those age spots and large pores! Snakes use shedding to allow for growth: when they get larger, they simply dump their skin. Younger snakes may shed every two weeks. But older snakes do this as well, even if they are not growing any longer. They do this to revitalize the skin and get rid of pesky parasites that may have attached themselves to their skin.
Alas, us humans will have to stick with the continual shedding of cells that goes on constantly. It is what creates most of the dust in our homes, in case you didn’t know. But Dr. Kronberg is on board with boosting that exfoliation. She uses microdermabrasion as one tool to do this.
Your Skin Loves Microdermabrasion
Most microdermabrasion you may have heard about uses fine crystals that are sprayed onto the skin, not unlike sandblasting. Dr. Kronberg instead uses a wand with a rotating diamond-crusted tip for her microdermabrasion sessions. The diamond tips, coupled with strong vacuum suction that removes the abraded skin cells, provide a more thorough exfoliation than crystals. Plus, Dr. Kronberg can work around the eyes and mouth, which isn’t possible with flying crystals.
The idea with microdermabrasion is to remove the dull, lifeless external layer of your epidermis. Microdermabrasion exposes the glowing, fresh skin underneath.
What skin problems does microdermabrasion help?
Microdermabrasion is effective when used for certain skin conditions:
- Solar lentigines
- Dilated pores
- Oily skin
- Thick skin
- Mild, shallow acne scarring
Anywhere from five to 12 microdermabrasion sessions are used to enhance skin hydration, sebum production, and texture. Appointments are spaced two to three weeks apart to allow the skin to recover. No anesthesia or numbing agents are necessary. Plus, you can return to work or your typical activities right after your session.It’s actually a good procedure periodically just to help with your exfoliation, you know, like that garter snake in your garden!
Want to give your skin shedding a little boost? Call Dr. Kronberg at (713) 771-8941 and schedule a microdermabrasion appointment.