Here at Tacoma Laser Clinic we strive not only to make you feel great on the inside, but also on the outside! We offer a variety of treatments and packages to improve signs of aging, skin tone and your overall appearance.
We combine a series of treatments such as microneedling, PRP with skin lasers to address melasma, aging skin, leg veins, increase neocollagenesis as well as removal of unwanted body hair.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive facial treatment that encourages the natural rejuvenation and anti-aging processes of your skin while injecting serum to encourage collagen and elastin growth.
The advanced surgical device used ensures precise punctures with the necessary depth and speed needed to target collagen growth in specific areas of the face.
Microneedling is used to treat the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Minor scars
- Stretch marks
Microneedling is best used on those with healthy skin and no current acne. The tiny, sterile needles puncture the skin repeatedly, triggering a healing response. Patients may return to activities the next day. Redness is the most common side effect. Dryness, stinging, and tingling are also reported.
Results peak around 4-6 months, with the newly built collagen lasting for years. Most patients come back every few months for microneedling sessions.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a 100% natural way to harness your body’s own regenerative powers. In just 20 minutes, this treatment helps reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. It can also be used to aid in the treatment of thinning hair.
How does it work?
1. Your blood is drawn normally, just as it would be done in your PCP’s office.
2. The blood is then purified in a centrifuge to extract the plasma.
3. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the areas in need of treatment using microneedles for maximum patient comfort and precision, stimulating your natural regenerative process.
Since the PRP is full of growth proteins, skin cells begin to produce more collagen and elastin. We use needles that are finer in diameter than a human hair, for maximum patient comfort.
PRP can treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Poor skin texture
- Acne scars and other areas with light scarring
- Skin discoloration
Mild improvement will be noticeable within the first few weeks, with full correction occurring at the 4-6 month mark. Most patients will require several treatments to achieve their desired results.
For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at (253) 272-0655.