Microdermabrasion Services in Tacoma

If you have noticed how refreshed a stone building looks after a thorough sandblasting, you are on your way to understanding the effects of microdermabrasion.

The procedure has gained considerable popularity in the past few years. Microdermabrasion is best thought of as a buffing process for the outer epidermal layer of the skin, leaving individuals with smoother, more supple-looking skin.

Microdermabrasions help to improve texture and tone, fine lines, minor scars and acne scars and reduces hyper pigmentation and cleans enlarged and clogged pores.
Microdermabrasion - Tacoma, WA

Improve Skin Tone with a Microdermabrasion at Advanced Laser and Skin Clinic

The Process

Microdermabrasion or "microderm" is used to treat sun-damaged skin, unevenly textured skin, fine lines, aging spots, and stretch marks. The procedure involves a precise stream of aluminum oxide crystals that are directed through a hand piece onto the skin. This loosens and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells. The dead skin cells are then eliminated with the crystals by a highly controlled vacuum. As microdermabrasion brushes away the damaged cell layers, it also stimulates the skin's production of collagen and helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. Microderm is a subtle procedure that softens the problem areas of the skin. As a result, many patients return for additional 6 to 12 treatments over the course of 1 year to attain a thoroughly refreshed and vibrant appearance.


Perhaps the best aspect of microdermabrasion is that each treatment only lasts about 30 minutes. In fact, microdermabrasion is so convenient that it is often referred to as the "lunchtime peel." A microdermabrasion requires no anesthesia and is almost completely painless. Microdermabrasions also work great in conjunction with photorejuvenation as it with sluffs away any discoloration brought to the surface by an IPL treatment.

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