A MicroLaserPeel removes a thin layer of damaged skin, during the healing process, collagen is produced to provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth. The procedure is performed by Dr. Torres at Skin and Skinnier in La Jolla and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.
What conditions can be treated with MicroLaserPeel?
- Mild Wrinkles
- Sun Damage (e.g.,freckles)
- Pigment Irregularities
What areas of the body can be treated?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though some people also treat the chest and hands.
How many MicroLaser Peel treatments do I need?
While you may obtain excellent results in just one treatment, the number of treatments needed vary individually. Dr. Torres can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine MicroLaserPeel with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize and maximize your treatment outcome.
What will happen during the procedure?
We will prepare your face for treatment by cleaning your skin and topically numbing your face, depending on the depth/intensity of treatment desired. We will also protect your eyes with safety shields. Dr. Torres will systematically position the laser handpiece above the skin as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. This procedure is repeated across all treatment areas. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts from about 15 to 30 minutes.
Will it be uncomfortable or painful?
One of the great advantages of MicroLaserPeel is that it causes little pain because it does not penetrate very deep into the skin. At its most shallow settings, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, we can avoid most discomfort or pain with a topical numbing cream.
What can I expect after the MicroLaser Peel treatment?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a “frosty” appearance. This is the dehydrated skin that will peel away over the next few days following the treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling sunburn, as well as mild swelling.
How long is the recovery?
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 3 to 4 days – and because of that, it is often called “the weekend peel.”
What aftercare do I need?
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to UV light after the procedure, so you really need to avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. We recommend that you always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
When should I expect results?
Because only the outer layer of skin is treated, most patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness once the skin heals in approximately 3-4 days.
*Legal disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Skin and Skinnier is not legally permitted to make any guarantees through this website.