A light touch up to make your skin glow
When skin starts to lose its youthful glow, many doctors are quick to recommend microdermabrasion or chemical peels, which remove a thin layer of skin and stimulate new growth. These tried-and-true methods are effective, but can’t hold a candle against Sciton’s cutting edge MicroLaserPeel™ and NanoLaserPeel™ technology. The laser instantly removing damaged skin cells and activate special messenger cells that trigger the body’s natural skin-renewal process.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Nearly all skin areas of the body can be treated. The face, neck, chest, arms, and hands are popular treatment areas.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients can expect excellent results from a single treatment. Follow-up treatments are often scheduled on a recurring basis (for example, every 3 months) to promote the continuous renewal of skin.
What conditions can be treated?
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and mild wrinkles
- Pigment irregularities
- Pore size
- Small scars
What can I expect before and during treatment?
You will enter the treatment room and be asked to lay back in a treatment chair while your face is cleaned. Next, your eyes will be covered with safety shields, the laser esthetician will position the handpiece above the skin, and begin a computer-guided process to treat the selected area. The entire process typically lasts 15-30 minutes. Pain is typically minimal because the laser does not penetrate deeply. A topical numbing cream will be applied if necessary.
How long is recovery and what can I expect?
Depending on the areas treated, most patients experience noticeable improvements in tone, texture and even coloration in 3-4 days. Many patients schedule treatments on a Friday and return to normal activities by Monday, leading to the nickname “the weekend peel.” During this period, you should avoid all sun exposure as ultraviolet rays can disrupt recovery. You may be given topical skin care products to use during the first few days following treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and spray tans for 14 days prior to treatment
- Avoid retinoids and topical exfoliants for 14 days prior to treatment
- Avoid other aesthetic treatments and injectables for 14 days prior