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.