It is outer- to mid-epidermal laser peels that precisely removes a thin layer of skin to a selectable depth, 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 MicroLaser Peel work?
The procedure uses a laser wavelength that is preferentially absorbed in the water of the epidermis, instantaneously heats the water to a high temperature causing it to vaporize or ablate the skin and precisely ablates 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.
What should I expect after 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 treatment, 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 sun block of SPF 30 or higher.