What is a MicroLaserPeel?
MicroLaserPeel is an outer- to mid-epidermal laser peel that precisely removes a thin layer of skin to a slectable depth. MicroLaserPeel is an advanced clinical method to improve skin texture, tone, and luminosity. It 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 MicroLaserPeel Work?
The MicrolaserPeel procedure uses a laser wavelength that is preferentially absorbed in the water of the epidermis. The laser heats the water to a high temperature causing it to vaporize or ablate the skin. MicroLaserPeel precisely ablates a very small depth of the skin. Ablating the top layer of the epidermis removes old, tired-looking skin and depending on depth, will 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 areas can be treated by MicroLaserPeel?
Many skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Dr. Kovak will determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs and skin type.
What happens during the Procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Dr. Kovak may give you an anesthetic if desired.The laser energy is delivered through a computer-controlled scanner that precisely positions the beam over the treatment area. You may hear snapping or popping sounds as the laser beam gently removes the outer layer of skin cells. The procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Will the procedure be Uncomfortable?
The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of treatment. Very light treatments are often tolerated with no anesthetic at all. Deeper treatments may require topical and/or local anesthetic. Dr. Kovak will discuss the options for managing your comfort.
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 rapid. It is important to avoid sun exposure, especially while your skin is healing.It is recommended that your cover your treated skin, wear a hat and use a sun block of SPF 30 or higher.
What kind of results should I expect, and how soon can I expect to see Them?
Results are clearly visible as soon as the skin heals after the treatment. Most patients say that a MicroLaserPeel returns a healthy glow to their skin and that the texture is smooth. Often an immediate improvement in dyschromia (skin discoloration) and overall color of the skin is achieved.
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