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Introduction to Lasers: The MicroLaserPeel

By February 15, 2018News

Do you have large pores, fine lines, or dull skin? Are you intrigued but a little intimidated by the idea of laser treatments? Don’t worry – it’s not unusual, and EspaceMD has the perfect treatment to get you started with lasers with no downtime and no pain! Introducing… the MicroLaserPeel!

What is the MicroLaserPeel?
The MicroLaserPeel (MLP) procedure is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and a Full Chemical Peel. It actually allows the laser technician to be more in control of depth and to precisely remove the outermost layers of the skin, going deeper only on the specific areas of the face that require more attention. This gentle, laser-assisted process was designed for those who have little time for a prolonged healing process. It takes only 15-20 minutes to treat a full face (so it can be done during a lunch hour!), and patients can usually return to work and resume all activities the same or the following day. Immediately after the peel the skin might feel like a mild sunburn, with minor sloughing for a couple of days. Redness can easily be covered by makeup and will fade by the third day.

The MLP targets the outermost later of the epidermis (the “stratum corneum”), which is where dead and dying skin cells accumulate. The treatment is flexible and superficial, effectively removing a thin layer of damaged skin and stimulating cell turnover (encourages healthy cells to grow back) and collagen production. Voila! Brighter, smoother, firmer skin.

Best practices
A series of MicroLaserPeels can restore your “glow” before a special event, or just as a simple way to rejuvenate your skin and prevent premature aging. The recommended course is four treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results.

There is usually no discomfort for a MicroLaserPeel, as it targets dead skin cells. If a deeper peel is desired, a topical anaesthetic may be applied for 15 minutes prior. If you’re comfortable with lasers, the MLP can be combined with other treatments to maximize results and target different imperfections.

Who should get it?
The MLP is ideal for anyone at any age with dilated pores, light or hyperpigmented acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage. It’s fantastic as a preventative treatment and for anti-aging maintenance. If you simply want smoother, healthier looking skin, then this is also the perfect beginner laser!

As with any treatment offered at EspaceMD, we will recommend an appropriate treatment program just for you. Consultation is complimentary.

 

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