About Micro Laser Peel
Wish you could drink from the fountain of youth? Well with a Micro Laser Peel, your dream can become reality. In a series of MicroLaserPeel sessions with an experienced medical aesthetician, you can experience its rejuvenating effects.
Treatment with a Micro Laser Peel is individually tailored to you and your specific problem. From fine lines and wrinkles to superficial scars and hyperpigmentation, a minimal to full epidermal laser peel will remove the problem and leave your complexion healthier and more youthful. Your skin tone will become more even and smooth. Both men and women at any age can be suitable candidates.
Why choose a Micro Laser Peel?
The top layer of your skin (known as the stratum corneum) is constantly exposed and battered by the grime, wind, and sun in your environment. Though the skin surface does renew itself every ten to fourteen days, inadequate care, age and dietary habits easily hinder cellular regeneration and epidermal growth. Old skin becomes thick and rough, and acne can multiply easily. The MicroLaserPeel at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic could be your solution, as it removes this thin layer of damaged skin.
How a MicroLaser Peel Works?
A MicroLaserPeel works by gently ablating the upper layers of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), typically to about 20-50 microns deep into the skin. The face is most commonly treated; however other areas of the body can be treated as well, such as the hands and chest. This allows for the targeted imperfections to disappear or become visibly reduced, more than a lighter peel would be able to do.
A Micro Laser Peel is an epidermal peel that is perfect to achieve smoother and tighter skin. It can target those wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation problems that cannot be treated by lighter peels, such as microdermabrasion. Following a procedure, patients can expect a relatively short healing time in comparison to other cosmetic treatments designed to remove visible flaws of the skin.
What is the price?
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic the cost for a full face MicroLaserPeel treatment is $350 plus tax per session. Since a few sessions are required to see improvement, packages are also available.
The MicroLaser Peel Procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic
Your procedure will be performed by a laser technician with knowledge of dermatology. The MicroLaserPeel procedure involves the application of a topical anesthetic to minimize and eliminate discomfort, about half an hour prior to actual exposure. A laser is then used to remove the undesired, as determined during the consultation process. The length of a procedure depends on the amount of correction required, but generally takes far less time than other cosmetic treatments, about 30 minutes.
It is typical that a series of procedures is required to achieve the desired results, with the results of each treatment lasting several months until the next. Spacing between sessions is about 4-6 weeks apart, based on the sensitivity of your skin. You and your medical aesthetician at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will determine what is most suitable for you.
After Your MicroLaserPeel
Like any cosmetic procedure that utilizes lasers, following the MicroLaserPeel procedure your skin will most likely be sensitive to light. It is vital that it be protected from sun exposure until the resulting redness diminishes, typically within a couple of days. Slight discomfort may occur for the first two to four days following treatment, but will most likely not require a pain reliever as it will be mild. The sensation is similar to sunburn.
While you recover, no dressing is required however an ointment will be applied to the treated area to facilitate the growth of new and fresh skin cells. Some patients may have peeling of the skin after as well, it is important not to pick the skin off.
When do I see the results?
After 3-5 days once most of the redness fades, you will notice a smoother, rejuvenated skin tone. It is a gradual process, but you do see vast improvement as each day passes.
How many sessions will I require?
The number of sessions is based on the severity of what you are trying to treat you can see results after the first session, however a couple sessions will give you the best results.
Are results permanent?
Results are not going to stay permanent. Our body will still naturally age, and if you do not take proper care of your skin then you will require another session, sooner rather than later. You will most likely require maintenance treatments after a few years.
How can I maintain results?
The results achieved with Laser Anti-Aging treatment may be maintained by following a healthy lifestyle and diet. Protecting the skin from such things as sun exposure and smoking can help greatly.
Is it painful?
Some patients may find the treatment uncomfortable, which is why a topical numbing ointment is applied 30 minutes prior. After the treatment your skin will feel as if you have had sunburn.
Can all skin types proceed with a MicroLaserPeel?
Usually skin types 1-3 are the best candidates for a laser peel. Those who are darker in complexion run the risk of permanent scarring. For those patients that are darker in complexion, a fractional treatment may be the best option with regards to laser skin resurfacing.
What are the side effects?
Side effects and the intensity of laser resurfacing side effects, will vary from patient to patient based on the sensitivity if their skin. Generally speaking side effects include redness, minor swelling, some discomfort, itchiness and possible peeling. Our medical estheticians will go over your post-care regime as to what types of products you can or cannot place on your skin.
When is the best time to schedule my treatments?
Since you may be red after the procedure, a lot of our patients book their treatment on a Friday so they have a few days to recover before returning to work. We also recommend that treatments be done at least a week before a big event.
What are the risks and complications?
Just like any laser treatment there will be risks that can arise after the treatment. In most cases these risks occur due to the patient not providing correct or all relevant medical information such as current medication, recent sun exposure and/or any existing health conditions. Another reason that complications can occur such as scarring or hyperpigmentation is when patients do not abide with the post-instructions and do not wear a proper SPF or expose the treated area to too much sunlight. All-in-all a thorough pre-treatment checklist is done between you and your medical esthetician to ensure these can be avoided!
How long is the healing process?
Recovery time differs between patients, generally 3-5 days is the healing time you will need, where the skin will be tender and red.
What is the difference between a microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing?
While a microdermabrasion can help improve texture irregularities on the skin, laser resurfacing such as a MicroLaserPeel or fractional treatment are for those patients who have more severe and deeper routed scarring/pigmentation. Microdermabrasion can be a great “prep” procedure to do before a laser treatment as it will slough off dead skin and clean the pores. Microdermabrasion can also be thought of as a less invasive resurfacing treatment when compared to fractional or MicroLaserPeel procedure.