To offer our patients the most effective, precise treatment for skin conditions, we use state-of-the-art medical lasers. Our superior lasers and professional technique yields beautiful results in the treatment of conditions including:
Who should consider a laser peel?
Laser peels are ideal for those who want to see more improvement than what microdermabrasion or light chemical peels offer, but do not want more than a few days of downtime. Although microdermabrasion and light chemical peels offer effective exfoliation at a depth of up to 5 microns, the laser peel can remove 10-30 microns of the epidermal surface, offering more dramatic improvement.
Comparatively, one laser peel at the lowest setting (10 microns) is equal to approximately five medical-grade microdermabrasion treatments performed every two weeks.
How is a laser peel different from other laser treatments?
Unlike conventional CO2 lasers, the advanced Venus laser system that we use allows us to program a custom treatment plan for each patient. With the ability to more precisely remove 10-50 microns of aged and sun damaged tissue, we can treat an array of skin conditions, including wrinkles, scars, acne scars, skin laxity, keratosis, and pigment issues.
Another great difference between our laser peels and other laser treatments is the minimal healing time. Due to the minimal tissue damage caused by a laser peel, the result includes less sloughing, less oozing, and less swelling in the post-treatment phase.
How many laser peels will I need?
The number of treatments needed entirely depends on your skin condition and your desired outcome. Our skin health specialists will recommend the number of treatments for you to achieve your desired result. Generally, the least invasive laser peels (10-20 microns) may be performed four-to-six weeks apart until the desired result is achieved. Deeper laser peels may be performed every six months to one year, if requested.
What can a laser peel treat?
The laser peel is an ideal solution for acne scaring, wrinkles, pigmented lesions, and sun damaged skin. Combining laser peels with other laser technologies can yield optimal results, treating areas of the body including the face, neck, and hands.
What can I expect from a laser peel?
Most patients experience smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, with an immediate improvement in skin texture and tightness. Your skin should continue to improve over six months of time due to increased collagen stimulation in the deeper layers of skin.
How long is the healing process?
In most cases, a 10-30 micron peel (the weekend peel) will heal in three to five days. The treatment can be performed on a Thursday or Friday so that you can easily return to work on the following Monday. Symptoms immediately following the procedure resemble sunburn with minor sloughing on day two. Redness will begin to fade by day three, and can be covered with makeup on day four.
What type of anesthesia is used?
We offer a topical anesthetic, such as BLT (a mixture of benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine), which can be applied 30-45 minutes before your treatment. For deeper peels, an oral sedation may be suggested.
Do I have to wear any type of dressing or bandage after the procedure?
No, though we may suggest an ointment to protect the face while the body stimulates growth of new epithelium.