Micro Laser Peel
As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop sun spots, and look tired. A Sciton Skin Resurfacing (Micro Laser Peel) procedure can reverse these effects and restore a healthy look to the skin. A laser beam is scanned across the treatment area and precisely removes a layer of skin. The body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer. Treatments can range from shallow (which might be appropriate for eliminating fine lines, sun spots, and tired-looking skin) to deep (which is often used to improve skin tone/texture, light scars, and eliminate deep wrinkles, even in difficult areas like upper lip lines and crow’s feet).
What is the Micro Laser Peel?
A 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 your physician’s 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 dehydrated, tired, aged, and slightly wrinkled 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, even tone. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to vibrant.
What conditions can be treated with the Micro Laser Peel?
The following conditions can be treated with the Micro Laser Peel:
• Mild wrinkles
• Sun damage
• Pigment irregularities
What areas of the body can be treated?
Most areas of the body can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face, neck, and chest, although some people also like to treat the hands. You should discuss your needs with your physician.
How many treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, however, the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Your physician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine Micro Laser Peel with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
Prior to receiving treatment, a topical anesthetic will be used to ease any discomfort you may have during your procedure. Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and we will have you close your eyes shut during the procedure. 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, however plan on being in the office for at least 45 minute to an hour due to numbing time.
Will it be uncomfortable?
One of the primary advantages of 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.
How long will it take to recover?
Depending on the depth of treatment and due to the redness of the skin, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3 to 4 days – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname “the weekend peel.”
What aftercare is needed?
You may be given skin care 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.
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.
*Individual Results May Vary*