Nothing is quite as beautiful as soft, smooth, vibrant looking skin. Over time, the effects of aging and the elements begin to show on all of our faces. Since 1996 medicine has seen dramatic improvements in the ability of lasers to retard and/or reverse these outward signs of aging. However, most busy patients don't want to spend a lot of time away from their active lifestyles recovering from laser resurfacing. Fortunately, our doctor performs Microlaserpeel for patients in the Chicago area with great results and very little downtime.
What is a Microlaserpeel?
A Microlaserpeel is the latest advancement in skin resurfacing. The Microlaserpeel is performed using a laser that combines the best features of the Erbium and CO2 laser procedures, while eliminating the drawbacks of each.
How is a Microlaserpeel different from other treatments?
Dr. Memar performs Microlaserpeels tailoring a specific treatment plan for each patient. Microlaserpeels can remove up to 50 microns of aged and sun-damaged tissue. This allows for the treatment of many unwanted skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, skin laxity, keratoses and pigmentary problems with limited downtime.
Compared to the multilevel laser resurfacing, patients treated with a Microlaserpeel heal in a fraction of time. This is because the procedure produces only minimal tissue damage which results in less sloughing, less oozing and the intensity and duration of post-operative swelling is also greatly reduced.
During your consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your concerns and the changes that you'd like to make in your appearance. Your doctor will explain Microlaserpeel treatments to you. Together you will decide if a Microlaserpeel is for you.
What are the benefits of a Microlaserpeel?
- Microlaserpeels provide a more youthful look.
- Microlaserpeels provide improved skin texture.
- Microlaserpeels provide improved elasticity.
- Microlaserpeels improve the appearance of acne scars.
- Microlaserpeels are safe, reliable, outpatient procedures.
- Microlaserpeels are relatively painless.
- Microlaserpeels can be performed with local or topical anesthesia.
- Microlaserpeels have fewer unwanted side effects and complications.
- Microlaserpeels can be used on the neck, hands and chest.
- Microlaserpeels produce less heating and burning of surrounding tissue.
- Healing is more rapid because Microlaserpeels cause less redness, swelling and bruising.
Who are the best candidates for a Microlaserpeel?
Anyone wishing to reduce or delay the signs of aging, postpone more aggressive surgical treatments or prolong the results of previous treatments can benefit from a Microlaserpeel. Even patients with pigmentation and scars can benefit from Microlaserpeels.
How many Microlaserpeels will I need?
The treatment plan for every patient is different. Some patients prefer additional peels spaced at 6 month intervals.
What about recovery?
After Dr. Memar performs your Microlaserpeel, there is much less post-operative redness, less swelling and a more rapid healing compared to other skin resurfacing methods. The skin is healed in 2 - 4 days, depending on the depth of the peel and in most cases patients are fully recovered and back to normal within 5 days. Post-operatively, the treated area will resemble a sunburn for about 3 days. Any minimal discomfort is easily controlled with medication. Sunblock should be applied when in the sun.