Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
A micro laser peel is sometimes considered the “weekend” skin peel. Used to treat the signs of aging and an active lifestyle, micro laser peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin texture with visible improvement shortly after the treatment. Much like a chemical peel without the chemicals, a micro laser peel uses CO2 fractionated laser technology to precisely remove the outermost layers of skin, eliminating rough, dead skin and stimulating collagen production in deeper layers. Many people enjoy the micro laser peel because it provides immediate results with a short recovery period and minimal post-treatment care.
Overall benefits of Micro Laser Peel
• Improves skin tone and texture
• Encourages natural collagen production for better elasticity
• Reduces the appearance of embarrassing acne scars
• Increases overall skin radiance for a more youthful look
• Available for use on neck, chest, and hands as well as the face
Who is a good candidate for a micro laser peel?
Patients who desire deeper results than microdermabrasion or a less intense chemical peel can provide, but who are not ready for cosmetic surgery or procedures with a longer recovery period. During a skin care analysis and pre-treatment consultation, a trained provider can determine if a micro laser peel is the best treatment to suit your needs.
How does a micro laser peel differ from microdermabrasion or a chemical peel?
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating procedure in which the top layer of dead skin is buffed away with a fine-grained polishing wand. The removal of the top layer allows the body to replace the lost skin cells and renew the outer layer of skin. Mild chemical peels work similarly using a combination of chemicals to “peel off” the dead skin to reveal rejuvenated skin. Micro laser peels differ because they use gentle laser light technology to accurately remove the top layers of skin while also stimulating the body to naturally produce collagen, which rebuilds the scaffolding within the skin to promote elasticity and smoother texture. Essentially, a micro laser peel is a step between microdermabrasion and heavier chemical peels.
What kind of results can I get from a micro laser peel?
Because the top layer of skin is removed, the body’s natural healing processes take over and revitalize the skin, producing lustrous skin with more even tone and texture. Minor flaws like fine lines and acne scarring can also be reduced to deliver a more youthful appearance with less downtime than more invasive procedures.
How long is the estimated recovery time with a micro laser peel?
The micro laser peel is called the “weekend peel” because the procedure boasts minimal downtime compared to other skin resurfacing treatments. Many patients receive their treatment on a Thursday or Friday and are able to return to work on Monday morning looking rejuvenated with no signs of the treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your skin may become red and irritated from the exfoliation of the outermost layers of skin. The following day, your skin may begin to peel and become itchy, similar to the effects of sunburn. Remaining redness can be covered by makeup as it slowly fades over the following days. The trained providers at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center can determine specific recovery time based on your skin type during a consultation.