A MicroLaserPeel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results to chemical peels because it can be administered with great precision of depth. The procedure is performed in our Upper East Side office, and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome. MicroLaserPeels can be used to treat:
The MicroLaserPeel beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of skin. Removing the top layer of skin eliminates damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color evenness. Patients often say that it looks like their skin went from looking tired to looking vibrant.
Excellent results can be obtained with just one treatment, however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient.
Your skin will be cleaned and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Dr. Liotta will position the laser above your skin, and will perform the peel. The procedure usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes. One of the primary advantages of MicroLaserPeel is that it causes little pain because it does not penetrate very deep into the skin. At its most shallow settings, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream is typically used.
After treatment, you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away within the few days following treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation like a sunburn. Occasionally, patients report some mild swelling. Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients fell comfortable enough to return to work 3-4 days after treatment. You must use sunblock on your face after treatment. Most patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness in approximately 3-4 days.