A 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. Anyone interested in a more aggressive approach to correcting wrinkles, scars, keratoses, or pigmentation problems will benefit. For further results add a ProFractional Laser with this treatment.
Understanding The Procedure
A topical anesthetic numbing cream is applied to the treatment area thirty to forty five minutes before treatment begins. Your skin will be cleaned and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The laser hand piece will be positioned above the skin and be held in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. As the MicroLaserPeel beam is scanned over the treatment area it will 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.
Immediately after the procedure you can apply an ice pack for a few minutes. An ointment will be applied after treatment to act as a barrier to keep air away from the skin while you grow new Epithelium. Ointment will be provided for you to take home to apply for the next 2 days.
What To Expect After Procedure
Symptoms immediately following a MicroLaserPeel resemble a sunburn. You can expect minor sloughing on the second day. Redness will begin to fade by the third day, and can easily be covered by makeup on the fourth day. Healing can range from 3-5 days on average dependent on the depth of the treatment. You can use ointment such as Aquafore or Vaseline which will create a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium. This is typically used for one to two days immediately following your procedure.
Pain is generally minimal and can be addressed if necessary with over-the-counter pain reliever.