Now you can have younger looking, healthier feeling skin with the popular MicroLaserPeel.
The “weekend” skin peel, the MicroLaserPeel, treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days!
- What to expect
What to Expect?
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will observe a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness when compared to microdermabrasion.
What is Microlaser Peel?
It is a ‘least to full’ epidermal laser resurfacing that accurately removes the outermost skin layer. The treatment is custom made according to the nature of the problem that needs to be corrected, such as: wrinkles, scars, laxity, keratoses, or pigmentations.
Epidermal and Dermal Resurfacing
1mm = 1000 microns
The epidermis is a robust and resilient structure with an average thickness, on the face, of about 110 microns, (.11mm). It functions as a physical barrier to protect the deeper dermis, and retain the skin’s hydration. It is often the beginning of fine lines and discolorations in aging skin. The Microlaser Peel, 10 to 50 microns in selected depth, will not completely penetrate the epidermal barrier of the skin. Thus the safety, shortened recovery time, and ease of care with these procedures make it a preferred choice by many patients and physicians. For most patients, the average depth of the epidermis is shed every 28 days. It is therefore pretty easy to calculate the recovery time of the epidermis from a Microlaser Peel.
Who Should Consider Microlaser Peel?
If you are looking for more dramatic results than a microdermabrasion or light chemical peel and have a little extra time for the healing process then the MicroLaserPeel was designed for you.
How Often Should Microlaser Peel be Performed?
Typically, the procedure is repeated a number of times, spaced 6-8 weeks apart to achieve the desired result. We will discuss with you and determine how we can accomplish your goals.
How Long is the Healing Process?
The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you should be able to return to work the following Monday. Soon after the procedure it may appear that you have a bad sunburn. You will have slight sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup. On day 4 you will be glad with the results of Microlaser Peel.
How does MicroLaserPeel work?
The MicroLaserPeel’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 tired, aged 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 color evenness. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to vibrant.
What conditions can be treated with MicroLaserPeel?
- Mild wrinkles
- Sun damage (e.g., freckles)
- Pigment irregularities
What areas of the body can be treated?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, hands and upper lower extremities.
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. Here at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery we will personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may chose to combine MicroLaserPeel with other aesthetic procedures to further enhance your results.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your treatment area skin will be cleaned and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. We will position the laser hand piece 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.
Will it be uncomfortable?
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.
What should I expect immediately after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within next few days following the treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling sunburn, as well as mild swelling.
How long will it take to recover?
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 24 hours to a few days – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname “the weekend peel.”
What aftercare do I need?
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.
Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgeries Patient Comments
I have experienced smaller pores and a lifting around my eye area and chin, and a softer all over look after having ProFractional and MicroLaserPeel.