Younger, healthier looking skin
A MicroLaserPeel® is a quick and effective treatment that uses a special laser to address conditions on the top layer of your skin. The treatment 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 and depth.
This procedure is performed in our office and can be custom-tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though some people also treat the chest and hands.
Our laser skin treatments are meant to revitalize and rejuvenate aging or damaged skin. Learn more about how these noninvasive, simple procedures can produce the results you’re looking for!
How does it work?
The MicroLaserPeel’s laser beam is scanned over a treatment area to precisely ablate (vaporize) a very thin layer of skin, removing old, damaged tissue. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look, such as superficial blemishes and pigment irregularities. 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.
One hour prior to the procedure, numbing will be applied to the treatment area. The provider will use precise settings for your individual skin treatment. The MicroLaserPeel beam scans over the treatment area to remove a very thin layer of skin. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness.
The duration of the treatment depends on the size, depth, and location. The healing time takes 10-14 days. Your skin will temporarily appear pink but will resolve over time.
Immediately after the 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 a sunburn, as well as mild swelling. You may be given skincare products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of solar protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within three to four days – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname “the weekend peel.”
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 three to four days.