Microlaser peels have replaced microdermabrasion for the treatment of skin pigmentation, freckling, fine wrinkles and textural change. Microlaser peeling enables the treating laser dermatologist to precisely control all parameters of treatment to give the best possible outcome for the patient.
It is an outer- to mid level laser peel that precisely removes a thin outer layer of skin to a selectable depth. MicroLaserPeel is an advanced clinical method to improve skin texture, tone, and luminosity, and is easily customizable to each patient’s individual goals. Because only a thin layer of skin is removed, healing times tend to be very rapid.
The MicroLaserPeel procedure uses a laser wavelength that is preferentially absorbed in the water of the epidermis. The laser instantaneously heats the water to a high temperature causing it to vaporize or ablate the skin. Ablating the top layer of the epidermis removes old, tired-looking skin and depending on depth, will remove blemishes such as sun spots and pigment irregularities. During the healing process new, healthy cells re-grow, generally improving the overall appearance of the skin. MicroLaserPeel may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as Fractionated laser therapy or BBL/IPL.
Many skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Your practitioner will determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs and skin type.
Microlaser peels can treat conditions such as pigmentation due to freckling or photoaging. Additionally skin texture, blemishes and fine wrinkling can be improved.
Acne scarringand scarring due to other causes are best treated with Fractional laser therapy.
For deeper wrinkles *** or Fractional Laser Therapy give superior results compared to Microlaser treatments.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses and your practitioner may administer a type of anesthetic. The laser energy is delivered through a computer-controlled scanner that precisely positions the beam over the treatment area. You may hear snapping or popping sounds as the laser beam gently removes the outer layer of skin cells. The procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area.
The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of treatment. Very light treatments are often tolerated with no anesthetic at all. Deeper treatments may require topical and/or local anesthetic. Your practitioner will discuss options for managing any discomfort associated with the procedure.
Slight swelling may be present in the treated area; however, it usually subsides within a few hours to a day. Redness may persist for a few days, depending on the depth of the treatment, but should resolve fairly rapidly. It is important that you avoid sun exposure, especially while your skin is healing. If you must go outdoors, it is recommended that you cover your treated skin, wear a hat and use sun block of SPF 30 or higher. Your dermatologist will direct you on specific instructions for after-treatment care.
No! Your practitioner will typically prescribe an occlusive ointment such as Aquaphor or QV to keep your skin moist for one to five days depending on the depth of the treatment. After that, a moisturiser can usually be used
Your healing time will depend on factors such as treatment depth and post-treatment care. Healing time may also vary between individuals, but patients usually return to normal activities within a few days of the treatment.
Results are clearly visible as soon as the skin heals after the treatment. Most patients say that a MicroLaserPeel, even a light one, returns a healthy glow to their skin and that the texture is smooth. Often an immediate improvement in dyschromia (skin discoloration) and overall colour homogeneity of the skin is achieved.
Great results are often achieved after just one treatment. However, some patients prefer to have a series of shallow peels to achieve a gradual improvement in their skin coupled with very minimal downtime. Typically, a MicroLaserPeel can be repeated approximately every 4-8 weeks. Discuss your own customised treatment options with your dermatologist to reflect your desired outcomes.
Generally, MicroLaserPeel carries very few risks, which is one of the reasons why it has become a preferred method of resurfacing for many. Your practitioner can provide more information on the risks associated with any type of medical procedure, including MicroLaserPeel. One of the best ways to reduce the possibility of complications is to follow the after-treatment care instructions and follow-up schedule provided by your practitioner. Doing so will help reduce the possibility of infection and ensure proper healing.
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We recommend a series of 3-4 treatments for Micropeel alone, whilst Micropeel +IPL / BBL combination require only 2 treatments for desired effect.
Westside Dermatology Radiant Skin Program, developed by Dr Davin Lim, has a similar outcome to a series of Micropeels.
* This treatment is classified as cosmetic in nature and is not covered under Medicare/ health insurance.
Microlaser peels have essentially replaced dermabrasion/ microdermabrasion in our practice. The results with laser are infinitely better and more reproducible for the patient. The depth of peeling can be precisely controlled to within fraction of a millimetre and the recovery period tailored to the patient. This is an ideal treatment for skin rejuvenation if downtime is an issue.
I often combine microlaser peels with either IPL/BBL or Fractionated laser to achieve better results with less treatments compared to using either modality alone.