MicroLaserPeel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth. You can expect smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin.
How It Works
The MicroLaserPeel’s beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to vibrant.
- Acne Scars
- Sun damage (e.g., freckles)
One laser skin resurfacing procedure should be adequate for at least 3 to 6 months depending to individual’s condition. A package of 3 to 5 treatments may be recommendable. Our doctor will advise what is necessary.
Skin in the treatment area will be cleansed, topical numbing will then be applied, and the eyes will be protected with safety shields. The physician will position the laser handpiece above the skin and will hold it in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
What To Expect
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin and it will peel away within next few days following the treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling sunburn, as well as mild swelling.
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed and sunblock must be applied at all times.
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 5 to 6 days – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname “the weekend peel.”
As only the outer layer of skin is treated, most patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness once the skin heals in approximately 7- 9 days.