- Posted on: Mar 15 2016
Are you disappointed with the results from microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel? Maybe you didn’t get the results you were hoping for. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider a MicroLaserPeel, a minimally invasive laser resurfacing alternative aimed at removing the outer layer of your skin to minimize wrinkles, scars and skin pigmentation. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing from a MacroLaserPeel, check out these frequently asked questions about this effective procedure.
How is a MicroLaserPeel different from microdermabrasion or a chemical peel?
Microdermabrasion is a surgical procedure that involves a “sanding” of the skin, while a chemical peel is a treatment where a glycolic (or fruit) acid is applied for a period of time and then neutralized. MicroLaserPeel is performed without the need for general anesthesia or needles. Instead, your doctor will apply eye shields and a topical numbing cream beforehand to ensure your comfort, and then use a gentle laser-assisted skin peel to target wrinkles, scars, acne scars, and sagging skin on the face, neck and chest.
Why is a MicroLaserPeel beneficial?
A MicroLaserPeel effectively minimizes skin discoloration and leaves the skin looking rejuvenated and vibrant. Patients who undergo a MicroLaserPeel report having smoother, healthier skin with a noticeable improvement in skin texture and tautness.
When can I get back to my normal activities?
The healing process typically takes from four days to a week depending on the patient. Side effects include discomfort to the skin similar to a sunburn, as well as mild itchiness and redness the following couple of days, which will eventually fade.
How soon will I see results of a MicroLaserPeel?
Patients typically enjoy results within three or four days following the procedure.
How often will I need a MicroLaserPeel?
You can generally expect the results of a MicroLaserPeel to last from six months to a year. This can vary depending on how diligent you are about sun protection. Not surprisingly, results are extended when you elect to have additional treatments for long-term maintenance.
To learn more about our MicroLaserPeel services, or for information about the other services we offer, contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our office in Spartanburg, SC, can be reached at 864-560-6717, while our office in Greer, SC, can be reached at 864-849-9330. We look forward to hearing from you!
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