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“Your Weekend Peel”

 

Removes fine lines and sun damage to uncover younger healthier looking skin by Monday

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What is MicroLaser Peel and what does it treat?

The MicroLaser Peel-MLP is the next generation medical laser ideal for those who want immediate skin rejuvenation from aging, sun damaged and scarred skin without a lot of downtime.  This gentle laser peel usually requires only 1-2 days  recovery  time.

This Erbium Yag laser is one of the foremost precision lasers available today.  It is this precision that allows for perfect coverage and uniform ablation that was not possible with other laser systems.

 

 MLP is your superficial peel, into the epidermis, that addresses

  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • fine lines and shallow wrinkles from aging or sun damage
  • scars, moles, and certain types of skin lesions or disorders.

 

Pigmented lesions, keratosis,  scars and moles can be removed by full-face treatment or by spot treatment.  Either procedure allows for quick recovery.

 

How does it work?

 

  • The MicroLaser Peel procedure uses a laser with the wavelength of 2940nm to precisely ablate predetermined outer layers of damaged skin with a technologically advanced computer guided scanner. 
  • You will be able to choose how aggressive you want the peel to be - from a light treatment equal to 2-3 microdermabrasions to one that is deeper and compares to a strong chemical peel but without the longer downtime. The MLP is the perfect alternative between microdermabrasion and deep laser resurfacing .
  • Your treatment will be individually customized to your specific needs. 
  • Once the laser has removed the damaged epidermal skin fresh new healthy skin cells  emerge resulting in smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, and an immediate change in skin texture and tightness.

 

  

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 What to expect during treatment?

  • Make-up and contact lens will be removed.  Photos will be taken and depending on the depth of the treatment numbing cream applied which will take an hour to take effect.
  • Treatment will generally take a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area treated.  Safety glasses will be worn to protect the eyes.
  • The laser handpiece will be positioned  above the skin and held there while the computer guided scanner moves the laser beam back and forth over the selected area.
  •  As the MLP does not go deeply into the skin very little discomfort is felt during the treatment.
  • Once the treatment is finished an occlusive barrier of Aquaphor will be applied to the treated area.  Keeping the area covered with Aquaphor for the next few days will help aid in the healing process.  Do not use other products until the skin has healed.
  • You will be given complete Post Care Instructions to take home.
  • Our esthetician can recommend skin care products and sunscreen you can use at home to enhance and maintain results. 

 

How much downtime?

  • Immediately after the treatment you will notice the skin may have a “frosty” appearance.  This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within the next few days . 
  • Redness and flaking may last 2-5 days depending on the peel depth.  The skin is likely to feel itchy as the old skin is shed and the new skin is formed.  Benadryl tablets plus hydrocortisone cream will help.
  • You may experience  a sensation resembling a sunburn, as well as mild swelling.
  • Depending on the depth most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3-4 days.  Make-up can be applied after the 2nd day.
  • Very important to keep your skin clean.  Use a gentle cleanser ie. Cetaphil. 
  • Stay out of the sun for 3-4 days and avoid direct sun exposure for 8 weeks post treatment.  After 4-5 days or once your skin has healed use sunscreen with at least  35-70 SPF when going outside at all times.

 

What areas can be treated?

 

       Face, neck, chest, hands and arms and any scar on the body including stretch marks.

 

How many treatments are required?

 

  • Excellent results can be obtained in just 1 treatment, however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. In some cases 2-3 treatments may be required to achieve desired results. 
  • Once the skin has healed in 3-4 days you will notice the improvement in tone, texture and overall appearance.
  • Maintenance is usually one treatment a year, depending on your skin care regime and sun exposure.

 

What is the required post care?

  • It is important to follow the clinicians post care advice following a MLP treatment to achieve results you desire.
  • You will be sensitive to UV light and must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed from a treatment.  Once the exposed skin has healed you will need a good quality full spectrum sunscreen.
  • Discuss with our esthetician skin care products and sunscreen that will best suit your needs.

 

A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine how a MicroLaser Peel can help with your concerns.

 

It may be recommended that you combine MicroLaser Peel  with a ProFractional  and/or a deeper Tunable Resurfacing Laser treatment to further enhance your results and get the desired level of improvement.

 

                                             Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.