Skin Resurfacing (Laser Peels)


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Skin Resurfacing | Laser Peels?


Imagine smoother, clearer, and more vibrant skin! Would that make you smile? We bet it would!

Our skin resurfacing procedures can help treat:

  • Age Spots
  • Benign Moles
  • Folliculitis
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Red Spots
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Milia
  • Sun Damage

Skin resurfacing uses laser technology to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reduce scar or even smooth out aging, treating sun-damaged skin. Also called laser peel, the treatment mends imperfections by vaporizing a single thin layer of skin at a time.  Collagen fibers are then stimulated during the procedure, adding further improvements to the tone and tightness of your skin.

The lasers can rejuvenate your skin at different depths, granting a high level of customization to suit your needs. You can opt for the “10 years younger in 10 days treatment” for a non-invasive option to treat minor blemishes. Or, you can get the best results in a single treatment with the non-ablative procedure. We treat your face, neck, chest and hands.

Skin resurfacing doesn't work perfectly for patients of all skin types and tones. Candidates with the following traits are more likely to avoid complications.

  • Drier, non-oily skin
  • Lighter skin tone
  • Skin that isn't prone to scarring
  • Lacks additional medical conditions that can increase risk

What You Need to Know

Depending on the desired results, your treatment will be performed at one of three different depths—meaning how deep the laser will penetrate into your epidermis. Results are more pronounced at deeper depths, with increased recovery times as well. The light, medium, and micropeel procedures are non-ablative, and use a fractionated laser, while the deep procedure uses an ablative CO2 laser. The depth that's recommended for you will depend upon the condition of your skin, the regions you want treated, and the results you hope to achieve.

The depths are as follows:

Light: The laser only penetrates halfway into the dead, outer layer of your epidermis. It's reserved for mild wrinkles and blemishes. Doesn't require any anesthesia.

Medium: This depth reaches the living epidermis layer of your skin, while vaporizing the dead layer. A numbing cream may be needed when treating sensitive areas.

Deep: The epidermis is vaporized up to the blood vessels. The immediate aftereffect looks like a rugburn, and the skin will clear up within ten days. Numbing creams are usually applied before the procedure, and local anesthesia is used only used for very rare occasions.

Micropeel: The micropeel removes very thin layers of skin, one at a time, spread out over multiple sessions. They're only advised in specific instances, or for exceptionally sensitive skin.

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Recovery

Treated regions, like hands and arms, are bandaged for 24 hours following a deep procedure. Afterward, the treated areas need to be cleaned 4-5 times daily. Applying petroleum jelly is also recommended to aid in preventing scabs and infections. The skin will eventually dry out and peel after one week, but will be full healed in 10-21 days. The non-ablative procedures only cause minor redness and swelling, both of which can be remedied with a cold compress and less exposure to sunlight.

Results

During the ablative procedure's recovery process, the treated skin peels away to reveal the newly healed skin beneath. The resulting area should look younger and healthier, with lines, wrinkles, and sunspots less visible then before. Other areas of concern—uneven pigmentation, scars, freckles—also take on a more faded appearance. The results are similar with the non-ablative procedure but to a lesser degree. In that case, improvements are gradually revealed after each course of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is recovery?

A: Depending on the depth of the peel, recovery can be minimal of 3 days, maximum of 7-10 days.


Q: What are the biggest benefits from the peels?

A: Collagen building, smoothest out fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun damage and uneven skin tones, improve the surface of your skin.

What To Do Next...

The next step is to meet with Dr. Sult to discuss your goals, provide an examination, discuss your options, and make recommendations.

All of your questions will be answered at this time.

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