The microdermabrasion procedure is performed in Dr. Brown’s Dallas dermatology practice utilizing a medical grade microdermabrasion system known as the Dermagenesis Particle Skin System. Aluminum oxide crystals are applied to the skin surface under high pressure to remove the dead outer skin cell layer. The debris is then evacuated by negative pressure. This process stimulates wound repair mechanisms in the dermis, enhancing replacement of important constituents such as collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans. The net effect is smoother, brighter, younger appearing skin. Microdermabrasion is useful for treatment of acne, mild acne scars, sun damage, photoaged skin and as an adjunctive procedure to photodynamic therapy. Many patients undergo serial microdermabrasions to enhance the effectiveness of their topical skin care regimens.