MICROLASER PEEL™ – Laser Peel for Face
What is a MicroLaserPeel – Laser Peel for Face?
It is an outer-to midepidermal laser peel that precisely removes a thin layer of skin to a selectable depth. MicroLaserPeel is an advanced clinical method to improve skin texture, tone and luminosity, and is easily customizable to each patient’s individual goals. Because only a thin layer of skin is removed, healing times tend to be very rapid.
How does MicroLaserPeel (Laser Peel for Face) work?
The MicroLaserPeel (Laser Peel for Face) procedure uses a laser wavelength that is preferentially absorbed in the water of the epidermis. The laser instantaneously heats the water to a high temperature causing it to vaporize or ablate the skin. MicroLaserPeel precisely ablastes skin anywhere from 4 to 50 microns deep (a micron is very small e.g. a fine human hair might be around 40 microns thick.) Ablating the top layer of the epidermis removes old, tired-looking skin and depending on depth, will remove some light blemishes such as sun spots and pigment irregularities. During the healing process, new, healthy cells re-grow, generally improving the overall appearance of the skin. MicroLaserPeel may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as the Sciton’s ProFractional Therapy.
What areas can be treated by MicroLaserPeel?
Many skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Your practitioner will determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs and skin type.
What will happen during the procedure (ie Laser Peel for Face)?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses and your practitioner may administer a type of anesthetic. The laser energy is delivered through a computer-controlled scanner that precisely positions the beam over the treatment area. You may hear snapping or popping sounds as the laser beam gently removes the outer layer of skin cells. The laser peel for face procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Will the procedure (Laser Peel for Face) be uncomfortable?
The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. Very light treatments are often tolerated with no anesthetic at all. Deeper treatments may require topical and/or local anesthetic. Your practitioner will discuss options for managing any discomfort associated with the procedure.
What should I expect after laser peel for face treatment?
Slight swelling may be present in the treated area; however, it usually subsides within a few hours to a day. Redness may persist for a few days, depending on the depth of the treamtnet, but should resolve fairly rapidly. It is important that you avoid sun exposure, especially while your skin is healing. If you must go outdoors, it is recommended that you cover your treated skin, wear a hat and use a sun block of SPF 30 or higher. Your practitioner will direct you on specific instructions for after-treatment care.