The microdermabrasion process involves gently abrading the skin with a wand to remove dead skin cells, revealing the healthier, fresher skin layers underneath. In addition, microdermabrasion encourages collagen development, further refining the appearance of the skin.


The procedure is comfortable for most patients, and can be finalized in 15 to 30 minutes. After treatment, the skin may appear flushed, but this should diminish within one day. Correct cleaning and skin hydration and moisturization are essential steps that help return the skin to normal. Retin-A® and alpha hydroxy acid products should be avoided for a few days after the treatment while the skin recuperates.

Microdermabrasion is a harmless, effective, non-invasive treatment offered for patients of Tacoma Laser Clinic.


Microdermabrasion can:

Improve age spots and black heads.

Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin).

Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.

Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.

Treat acne and the scars left by acne.

Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.