Sciton Micro Laser Peel
MicroLaserPeel is a resurfacing laser by Sciton that removes a thin layer of damaged skin, resulting in improved texture and a more youthful appearance. Removing the top layer of skin eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and the result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved skin tone.
MicroLaserPeel can be customized to your specific skin conditions and desired outcomes. The procedure improves mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage (e.g., freckles), and pigment irregularities. Most areas of the skin can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, and hands.
One of the primary advantages of MicroLaserPeel 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. During treatment, a laser beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. The procedure usually lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a frosty appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within the next few days. You may experience some mild swelling, skin redness, and a sensation resembling sunburn. Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3 to 4 days. Every patient will go home with an antiviral prescription to prevent cold sores from developing. You will also be given a post-procedure skin care kit. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure for about 2 weeks.
Because only the outer layer of skin is treated, most patients notice an improvement in tone, texture, and color evenness once the skin heals in approximately 3-4 days. Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment; however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. We can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine MicroLaserPeel with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.