The MicroLaserPeel is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to your needs. MLP is effective against:
- Keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions)
- Pigmentation problems
- Overall sun damage
How does it work?
When the skin is treated with the Sciton Erbium Laser, a clean, layer-by-layer vaporization of the skin occurs. The undesired skin literally evaporates due to the high-water content of the epidermis. The laser is, therefore, best suited for those skin conditions which are superficial in nature, such as fine lines and wrinkles, blotchiness (or dark and light patches), keratoses (pre-cancers), scaling, acne scarring, etc. The skin in these conditions is resurfaced or “rejuvenated” by the vaporizing action of the laser.
Sciton MicroLaserPeel is ideal for patients with little downtime to spare. This peel removes fine lines and wrinkles and leaves fresh youthful skin in its wake. Known as the weekend procedure with immediate, lasting results, this Erbium Yag Laser is one of the foremost precision lasers available today. The precision inherent in this Sciton head reduces any discomfort for perfect coverage and uniform ablation that was not possible with other laser systems.
This refined Erbium Laser allows for an almost infinite choice in how gentle or aggressive your laser peel will be. Each level provides a different end result, adjustable to fit the lifestyle needs and end desires of the patient. The Sciton Erbium Laser System allows for treatment depths as minimal as four microns (similar to a glycolic acid peel) and up to 120 microns (full resurfacing effect.)
The procedure is quick and virtually pain-free. The initial healing process takes place over two to seven days depending on the depth of the peel. The result is younger looking “new” skin. Because the Sciton Erbium Laser is so precise, the risk of scarring or other complications (such as infection) is minimized. Also, it is typical for a patient to return to his or her regular work or social activities quickly.
The MicroLaserPeel by Sciton is a state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing system. It gently removes the top layer of skin to improve texture and youthfulness. This procedure is performed in the Med Spa and can be custom tailored to your skin.
You will meet with one of our licensed estheticians or practitioners to discuss whether you would benefit from the Sciton MicroLaserPeel. Our licensed esthetician or practitioner will examine your skin and ask you about your health history and your goals for treatment. A treatment plan will be discussed, including depth of treatment and number of sessions.
Candidates for the Sciton MicroLaserPeel have:
- Good general health
- Realistic expectations
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Rough skin texture
- Skin discoloration
- Mild scarring
- Dull skin
Preparation Before the Procedure
Any retinoid or acid treatments should be discontinued three days prior to treatment. Patients with a history of fever blisters or cold sores may be advised to take Valtrex.
The Sciton Laser is used to provide short-pulsed lasers to the skin. This ablates the outer layer of the skin, revealing more radiant and younger looking skin. The treatment can be delivered to different depths, depending on the needs of the patient. The depth of the treatment will also help determine how many sessions are needed.
The healing process usually takes two to four days. Immediately following treatment, you may notice redness and swelling similar to a sunburn. Ice may be applied to help with the swelling. A laser balm will also be applied to the area to help with healing and discomfort. You may use the balm as needed following the procedure. On the second day, you will notice peeling and flaking, which will diminish by the fourth day. Use mild cleansers and do not use skin care products containing acid. Once skin is comfortable enough, you may resume your normal skincare routine. This usually occurs within a week.
Patients who undergo treatment with the Sciton MicroLaserPeel enjoy more vibrant and glowing skin with less fine lines and wrinkles. You may feel comfortable wearing less makeup than before.