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Laser Skin Rejuvenation New Jersey – Sciton MicroLaserPeel™ (Erbium Skin Resurfacing)
MicroLaserPeel™ treats skin conditions associated with aging and active life styles. MicroLaserPeel™ is the ideal treatment for those patients that want improved skin with immediate lasting results, little time off, discomfort, or post-treatment care. Now you can have younger looking, healthier feeling skin with the Sciton MicroLaserPeel™.
Does this sound like you?
“I’ve always been active. Years ago I was unaware of the effects of sun and wind on my skin. Although I don’t feel as old as I sometimes look I’m not ready for surgery or a long recovery process, but I’d love to look as young as I feel!” The “weekend” skin peel, the MicroLaserPeel™, treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days.
Dr. Franckle can advise you on how best to protect your skin to maintain the benefits you will see from your MicroLaserPeel™, and can answer any questions you might have after you read this page.
What is the MicroLaserPeel™?
It is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, keratoses, or pigmentation problems.
Who should consider a MicroLaserPeel™?
The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.
How is the MicroLaserPeel™ different from Microdermabrasion?
Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum, 10–15 microns) of the skin. Patients may become dissatisfied when the perceived results do not equal expense and the number of procedures required.
The MicroLaserPeel™ is a minimal to full epidermal peel (20–50 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and deeper peels.
How often does a MicroLaserPeel™ need to be done?
One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to 12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. To get started, a package of two to three treatments spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart may be best for you. Dr. Franckle will determine what is necessary.
What can the patient expect?
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness when compared to microdermabrasion.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Our facility uses a state of the art skin chiller device. Dr. Franckle uses this in combination with the Erbium Laser to provide a rapid, comfortable treatment in as little as 15 minutes. In addition, if necessary, our custom-formulated topical anesthetic can be applied thirty to 45 minutes before the procedure.
Do I have to wear any type of dressing or bandage after the procedure?
Depending on the depth of your treatment, Dr. Franckle will prescribe an ointment such as Aquafore or Vaseline. This is used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium. You will probably use it for one to two days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.
How long is the healing process?
THIS IS THE BEST PART OF MICROLASERPEEL™! You decide how much healing time you can spare, and the treatment is tailored to your schedule. The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will then have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup.