Laser skin resurfacing often has the most dramatic results. This is used for improving surface texture, fine to deep wrinkles, pores, and scars. Ablative resurfacing with the Micro Laser Peel is an outstanding treatment suitable for all skin types.
What is the Micro Laser Peel?
The Micro Laser Peel 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. The procedure is performed in the office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.
How does the Micro Laser Peel work?
The Micro Laser Peel’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.
What conditions can be treated with a Micro Laser Peel?
- Mild wrinkles
- Sun damage (e.g., freckles)
- Pigment irregularities
What areas can be treated with a Micro Laser Peel?
Most skin areas can be treated with a Micro Laser Peel. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though some people also treat the chest and hands. Discuss your needs with Dr. Alex.
How many Micro Laser Peel treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one Micro Laser Peel treatment, however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Dr. Alex will personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may chose to combine Micro Laser Peel with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What will happen during the Micro Laser Peel treatment?
During the Micro Laser Peel treatment your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Dr. Alex 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.
Will the Micro Laser Peel treatment be uncomfortable?
One of the primary advantages of the Micro Laser Peel is that it causes little pain because it does not penetrate very deep into the skin. At its most shallow settings, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream is typically used.
What should I expect immediately after the Micro Laser Peel treatment?
Immediately after the Micro Laser Peel treatment you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that 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.
How long will it take to recover from a Micro Laser Peel?
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3 to 4 days after a Micro Laser Peel – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname “the weekend peel.”
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to carefully follow the aftercare instructions. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a sunscreen with SPF at least 30 with broad spectrum coverage every day. Avoid heat, alcohol, and exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure, because this can draw blood to the skin and lead to unwanted side effects such as blisters and discoloration.
When should I expect results?
Because 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 3-4 days.
Informed Consent Form, Treatment Questionnaire, and Aftercare
A photorejuvenation informed consent form and laser treatment questionnaire must be signed by every patient receiving a laser photorejuvenation treatment.