Microdermabrasion offers several skin rejuvenation benefits without the need for an extended recovery time. At SilkySkin Laser Center in Clackamas, Oregon, medical esthetician, Norma Kahl, and the experienced staff offer in-office microdermabrasion treatments that purify your pores and reduce the appearance of age-related wrinkles and fine lines. Find out if microdermabrasion is right for you by calling SilkySkin Laser Center today to schedule a skin evaluation.

Microdermabrasion Q & A


What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, effective skin treatment that boosts the health and appearance of your skin. During your treatment, your SilkySkin Laser Center provider uses a handheld wand that contains a diamond tip. The tip spins to exfoliate your skin and eliminate the dead layers of cells on the surface of your skin, revealing the healthy, new skin underneath.

While the exfoliation continues, your provider uses a suction device to collect dead skin cells and draw out impurities and debris in your pores.

What conditions can microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment option for boosting the overall health and vitality of your skin. Your SilkySkin Laser Center provider may recommend microdermabrasion to:

  • Unclog pores
  • Reduce pore size
  • Improve acne scars
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Treat fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance skin tone and texture

The microdermabrasion process can also stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, a protein needed for healthy, young-looking skin. Treatments improve your overall blood and lymphatic circulation in the deeper layers of skin, promoting the healing of your skin from the inside out.

Additionally, microdermabrasion increases your skin’s ability to absorb moisturizers and other skin care products by as much as 50%.

What can I expect from microdermabrasion treatment?

Your SilkySkin Laser Center provider creates a custom microdermabrasion treatment plan based on your skin health and the condition you’re treating. They can adjust the depth of the abrasion to achieve optimal results.

Immediately after your microdermabrasion treatment, it’s normal to experience some mild side effects like:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness

These issues should resolve on their own in the hours after your treatment.

Your SilkySkin Laser Center provider can recommend a high-quality product to keep your skin moisturized and prevent flaking. You should also use a protective sunscreen when outdoors, especially in the initial weeks after treatment when your skin may be more sensitive.

As your skin heals, you can notice the improvement in its texture, tone, and firmness. Your skin looks younger and more vibrant, and results can last for several months before you may need additional microdermabrasion treatments.

The SilkySkin Laser Center staff work with you on a timeline for follow-up microdermabrasion and other skin treatments to maximize the health and youthful appearance of your skin.

To find out if microdermabrasion is right for you, schedule a skin consultation at SilkySkin Laser Center today by calling the office.