Micro Laser Peel – The “Weekend Peel”
How Does Micro Laser Peel Work?
Our Micro Laser Peel may be the perfect solution to resurface your skin. A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin irregularities, it offers patients many advantages over traditional ablative resurfacing procedures which often involve discomfort and downtime.*
Within the area of cosmetic laser medicine, there are two types of lasers – ablative and non-ablative. Both can treat skin pigmentation issues and stimulate collagen re-growth in the skin. Ablative lasers have a greater capability for targeting the surface of the skin, all the way down to the sub-dermis, where as non-ablative lasers (our Micro Laser Peel) can target the dermis without addressing the epidermis.
“Ablating” means you are actually punching holes in the skin to work the energy far beneath the surface. With non-ablative, you’re just transferring the energy through the skin. With patients’ ever-increasing desire for aesthetic treatments involving little downtime or pain, the non-ablative laser treatments tend to be popular, as they are less invasive and require less downtime. Some ablative lasers – such as the CO2, will provide longer lasting, deeper affects, but at the price of black and blue skin for a few weeks after.
During this procedure, Dr. Schwartz uses laser energy delivered via short, precise pulses to clear away layers of damaged skin. The laser is moved over the targeted area multiple times until imperfections are no longer visible and a smooth layer of skin is left. Unlike ablative laser treatments, this non-ablative laser energy causes minimal heat damage to the surrounding skin structure, so less downtime and pain.*
Micro Laser Peel May be Your Answer For:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Deep Lines and Wrinkles
- Age Spots
- Acne Scarring
- Sun Damage
- Redness and Rosacea
- Poor Texture and Large Pores
Micro Laser Peel Results
After the laser skin resurfacing procedure, patients may experience mild swelling and the discomfort for a few days. Symptoms can be controlled with cold compresses and a special prescription-strength skin care regimen for the first several days. Redness will diminish as the skin heels. While most patients can return to work and their normal day-to-day after two to three days, light redness may persist for several weeks.*
The full results of laser skin resurfacing may take months to fully appear. Although the results of younger and smoother looking skin are long-lasting, they are not permanent, as your skin continues to be subjected to the natural effects of aging.*
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Consult with Dr. Schwartz to see if you are a good candidate.