What Is the Arctic Peel?

The Arctic Peel is a micro laser peel, known as the Nano Laser Peel or the “Weekend Peel” because it only requires two days of downtime. It is a five-minute treatment that doesn’t require numbing and is perfect for those not ready to start with a laser treatment. It is very gentle on the skin, yet it can produce significant results. If you’re concerned about the signs of aging, the Arctic Peel might be a good choice for you. Request a consult with Dallas Dermatology Partners to learn if you could be a good candidate.

How does the Arctic Peel work?

The skin has many layers, and removing a few of the outermost layers reveals the vibrant, new skin underneath. The Arctic Peel works by resurfacing the skin to remove those topmost layers. It minimizes the appearance or, in some cases, eliminates various skin imperfections, from fine lines to areas of hyperpigmentation. If you’re familiar with the Sciton MicroLaser Peel, you’ll be pleased to know that the Arctic Peel is like the MicroLaser Peel—except that it has less downtime.

What to expect from a treatment session

You will first receive a topical anesthetic. Then, the clinician will use a specialized laser to deliver intense energy into the skin. It resurfaces the skin but also stimulates the production of collagen. The increased production of collagen will enhance your facial rejuvenation results. It’s important to note that you may need more than one treatment session to get the results you desire. Many patients have two to four treatment sessions spaced up to four weeks apart. However, every patient has unique needs and skincare goals. During your consultation, you’ll receive personalized recommendations regarding your treatment schedule.

Facial rejuvenation with the Arctic Peel

One of the reasons why the Arctic Peel has become so popular is that it’s a gentle treatment, yet it offers the potential for incredible results. One Arctic Peel treatment can produce comparable results to three to five microdermabrasion treatments. Receiving a series of laser resurfacing treatments will provide a cumulative effect that can minimize or completely erase fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to wrinkles, the Arctic Peel can treat dark spots and acne scars.

What is the minimal recovery time?

Along with its dramatic results, the Arctic Peel is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment because it offers minimal downtime. You may experience skin tightness, redness, and swelling for up to eight hours following your treatment. Patients often say that it feels similar to mild sunburn. Avoid sun exposure, and use a gentle cleanser and a rich moisturizer. After a few days, the topmost layers of skin will begin to shed.

Although the Arctic Peel only requires eight hours of downtime, the total recovery time for your skin will be one to three days.

Seeking innovative skincare solutions in Dallas?

The talented clinicians at Dallas Dermatology Partners have over 65 years of combined experience. We can help you find the skincare solution that’s right for you, whether it’s the Arctic Peel or another type of laser resurfacing treatment. So contact us today to schedule your Dallas dermatology appointment, and look forward to rejuvenated and glowing skin.




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