Tighten and tone sun damaged skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the MicroLaser Peel offered at Dallas Dermatology Partners. This revolutionary procedure utilizes advanced erbium laser resurfacing technology to create smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.
Our practice uses the Sciton Contour TRL (tunable resurfacing laser) – a highly customizable treatment that can be fine-tuned according to each patient’s cosmetic goals.
Micro laser resurfacing with the Sciton Contour TRL removes damaged superficial layers of skin while promoting new collagen production. The depth and intensity of each microlaser treatment is precisely controlled to achieve optimal results. Rough, wrinkled, and photo-aged skin is ablated to trigger tissue growth. The new skin is softer, supple, and more evenly toned. Treatments are tailored to your specific skin type and conditions, and can be used on the face, neck, hands, décolletage, and chest.
The Contour TRL micro laser peel treatment can address a number of common skin concerns, including:
- Lines and deep-set wrinkles
- Rough texture
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Irregular pigmentation
- Sun and age spots
- Enlarged pores
- Actinic keratosis
Whether having the micro laser peel for acne scars, or to reverse signs of photo-aging, a topical numbing cream is first applied to minimize any discomfort. A handheld device, guided by computer technology, is placed over the skin. The Contour TRL scans each area of skin before delivering precise laser energy that quickly evaporates outer skin cells. The entire procedure can last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. A simple micro laser peel under eyes may take just 15 minutes, while the face and chest together can last upwards of one hour.
After a BBL micro laser peel, the treated skin will be red, tight, and feel sunburned. Patients can expect up to four days of skin peeling. It’s important to follow post-treatment instructions, avoid picking at peeling skin, and use the recommended moisturizer and cleanser until the recovery is complete. Residual redness will fade over time and can be camouflaged with mineral makeup.
Since the new skin is extremely sensitive to UV light, it’s imperative to avoid prolonged sun exposure for the first 6 weeks and use a broad-spectrum sunblock when going outdoors. Microlaser peel downtime is minimal compared to CO2 laser procedures, and most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal routines 3-4 days after the treatment.
Many patients will note significant improvements in skin tone, clarity, and texture within 10 days of the microlaser peel treatment. Wrinkles and fine lines will lessen in appearance, and the skin will take on a vibrant, supple appearance in the following weeks, as collagen continues to regenerate.
This varies from patient to patient. Most of our clients benefit from a series of two or three Microlaser peels spaced 8 weeks apart. Our dermatologists will suggest a personalized laser resurfacing plan based on your specific concerns.
Here are some aftercare tips to maintain your Micro laser peel results:
- Be diligent about good skin care, and use quality products that contain retinoids and promote healthy skin turnover
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day
- Explore other skin rejuvenation treatments that can complement or augment your micro laser peel results
Sciton Contour TRL Micro Laser Peel in Dallas
Minimal downtime, dramatic results, and customizable treatment are just some of the benefits of Sciton microlaser resurfacing. Book a Dallas Dermatology appointment today for more information about the Contour TRL microlaser peel treatment.