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The Sciton’s™ MicroLaserPeel™ improves the skin’s texture and provides a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth. TheMicroLaserPeel’s™ beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the 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.
Skin Conditions a MicroLaserPeel™ treats:
MicroLaserPeel™ by Sciton laser are extraordinarily precise. They remove the surface skin layer, the epidermis, to give you newly grown skin that will transform your appearance. A MicroLaserPeel™ can treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as:
Scars from old injuries
Uneven pigmentation, such as age spots
The micro peel is intermediate in depth of treatment between microdermabrasion and full laser skin resurfacing.
How does a MicroLaserPeel™ work?
Smooth, youthful-looking skin is one of the most highly-valued personal features in our society, and can easily offset other minor defects in your appearance. Luckily, it’s possible to rejuvenate your skin in many ways, thanks to sophisticated modern cosmetic surgery equipment like lasers.
A MicroLaserPeel™ is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the condition to be corrected. Skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, keratoses or pigmentary problems have been successfully treated with MicroLaserPeel™.
Skin resurfacing works by removing the topmost layer of skin, the epidermis, thus stimulating the next layer, the dermis, to regrow that top layer. When it regrows, it’s composed of new skin cells, and has a smoother, more fresh and youthful look to it, giving you a new lease on life.
If you would like to take anywhere from five to fifteen years off your facial appearance, a full face resurfacing with the Sciton laser would be a good choice. This is a more dramatic treatment than a Micro Peel and will require a few days, perhaps a week, of recovery time.
You will experience smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, with a significant, immediate change in skin texture and tightness.
What to expect during the procedure
Laser skin resurfacing removes that damaged skin surface and stimulates the growth of a new one. By this means, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, blotches, and even pre-cancerous lesions can be removed, or at least enormously reduced.
Your treatment will be customized to your particular skin type and conditions. First we’ll apply a topical anesthetic and leave it for a while to numb your skin well. The treatment itself takes about 20 or 30 minutes, depending on what needs to be done. There’ll be some redness afterwards, perhaps for three or four days, and then impressive results will begin to show. For several months you can watch your skin grow younger each day!
Dr. Mary Pritikin and her staff will perform the procedure and begin by discussing the type of anesthetic you’d prefer to have. You can have a local anesthetic, and can also have a mild sedative to relax you, if you’re feeling anxious. When you’re settled and comfortable, the Sciton laser beam is used to very precisely vaporize the top layer of skin, at a customized and pre-determined depth.
When the treatment is finished, special ointment will be applied, to keep your skin moist while the new skin grows. Be sure and follow Dr. Pritikin’s post-op instructions carefully, as you will want to avoid infection and unnecessary discomfort. At first your skin will feel as if it’s mildly sunburnt, and will look red, but this will fade over a few days or a week. You can use a cooling pack over the dressings if you like. You may also have a medication to take.
Healing takes 5-14 days depending on the depth of the procedure. The procedure can be performed on a Thursday or Friday, so you can return to work the following Monday. Symptoms immediately following the treatment resemble a sunburn, with minor sloughing on the second day. Redness will begin to fade by the third day and be easily covered by makeup on the fourth day.
Typically, the procedure is repeated 2 – 4 times, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, but many peels may be done to achieve desired result.
Our Sciton Profile laser is the most sophisticated and adjustable laser system for skin treatments.
The Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ can be repeated every month or two, but even one single treatment will amaze you with its results. It makes a good weekend treatment, as you can have it done on Thursday or Friday, and be back in action on Monday.
To learn more about MicroLaserPeel™, please make an appointment or contact our medical esthetician, Sara at PritiSkin™ Advanced Cosmetic Rejuvenation – Chicago’s leading provider of aesthetic and esthetician services – at 312-332-4475.