Commonly known as a weekend peel, or laser micro peel, this treatment can be a good alternative to microdermabrasion or photo facial treatments. By setting the laser to a gentle setting, we can treat mild skin problems and improve the appearance of your skin with little or no downtime.
Because the laser treatment uses gentle settings, the post-treatment redness is limited to 2 or 3 days. This means the laser peel is great for patients who have little time for a laser resurfacing procedure, but would still like correction of hyperpigmentation and irregular skin texture.
In most cases, it is best to schedule a series of 4-6 laser peel treatments at four to six week intervals. With a treatment series, you can achieve a noticeable reduction in:
A laser peel is safe, effective and treats a variety of skin conditions without requiring anesthesia or a long recovery period.
A laser treatment acts on the outermost layer of skin, just like a chemical peel. The superficial skin cells are heated and removed, which forces your body to create new skin cells. These new skin cells, combined with stimulation of collagen, results in smoother and younger looking skin. With a topical anesthetic, the laser peel is very tolerable.
After each session, it will take a few days for your skin to heal and the temporary redness to subside. After healing, you’ll notice that your skin is smoother and your skin color is more vibrant. After the treatment series is complete, your skin surface irregularities caused by sun damage, acne and aging will be noticeably reduced.
Follow all post treatment instructions for best results, and remember to moisturize your skin as needed. Do not scratch or pick at your skin during healing, and use a full spectrum SPF every day to maintain your results and prevent skin damage.
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