The signs of aging can creep up on anyone, even those with a stringent skin care regimen. The Dermatology Clinic can use MicroLaserPeel skin rejuvenation treatment to help skin appear more youthful, with little to no pain or downtime.
MicroLaserPeel is a laser treatment technology developed by Sciton that can help patients achieve younger-looking skin. It works by using precision lasers to remove the outer layers of the epidermis to treat skin conditions such as:
– Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
– Scars, including acne scarring
– Blotchiness and sun damage
– Pigmentation issues, such as age spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation
The Sciton Erbium Laser causes vaporization when it is applied to the skin. The epidermis has a very high water content, so the laser evaporates it layer by layer. As a result, new skin regenerates over the treated area, which can create a rejuvenated complexion. For best results, the procedure is typically repeated 2 to 4 times, depending on the patient’s treatment goals. The treatments take 20 to 30 minutes each and are scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart.
While this may sound painful, MicroLaserPeel treatment is not usually uncomfortable. A topical anesthetic may be applied approximately 30 minutes beforehand to numb the skin, but no other anesthesia is required.
MicroLaserPeel is a fantastic option for healthy patients with cosmetic or surface-level skin concerns. Patients who desire more dramatic results than those of microdermabrasion but who don’t have the time to recover from a full epidermal peel are ideal for MicroLaserPeel treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that removes only the outermost layer of the epidermis. It is effective in creating a more even, glowing complexion, but the effects are generally relatively short-term. MicroLaserPeel is an intermediate abrasion treatment that goes deeper into the epidermis, making it a better option for treating specific skin concerns and creating long-lasting results. Each MicroLaserPeel treatment lasts approximately six months to one year, and can be compounded by having multiple treatments. This procedure is the middle ground between microdermabrasion and full skin resurfacing.
MicroLaserPeel can minimize or erase fine lines and wrinkles, correct pigmentation issues, reduce scarring, and resolve or dramatically improve other superficial skin issues. Skin will usually feel tighter, smoother, and rejuvenated. Recovery is typically minimal: most patients experience minor redness and peeling for 2 to 4 days following a treatment. There is no need for bandages, and the risk of scarring or infection is very low.
The Dermatology Clinic has been established since the 1940s, and our board-certified dermatologists and adept aestheticians are here to create a skin care plan customized to your needs. Schedule an appointment or call us at (225) 769-7546 today to begin creating a more youthful you!