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MicroLaser/Arctic Peel FAQS



What is MicroLaser Peel?

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, laxity, keratoses,or pigmentation problems.

An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy in Pembroke Pines performs the MicroPeel using a Sciton Laser, currently the most advanced method of skin resurfacing. This advanced Sciton laser skin rejuvenating treatment precisely removes the outer most layer of skin. The removal of the dead layer and the thin layers of the epidermis helps smooth the skin's surface while blending irregular pigmented age spots at the same time. The microlaser peel is a great laser hair service for those who want to reverse the cosmetic effects of aging and want to look as young as ever.


Who should consider a MicroLaser Peel?

The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.

The best candidates for MicroLaser Peels are individuals who want more improvement than what Microdermabrasion or Light Chemical Peels offer but don't want more than a few days of downtime. MicroLaser Peels also are more effective than Microdermabrasion and Light Chemical Peels, giving more intense skin care throughout a larger area of skin. These procedures


How is MicroLaser Peel different from Microdermabrasion?

Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum, up to 10 microns with multiple treatments) 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 (10-60 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into


How often does a MicroLaser Peel need to be done?

One procedure at An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy could be sufficient to remove problem areas, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of three to four treatments may be best for you. Our physician can give you a better estimate.


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?

A topical anesthetic such as Ela-max, Emla or Betacaine Plus is applied thirty minutes before the procedure.


Do I have to wear any type dressing or bandage after the treatment?

No! An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy in Pembroke Pines 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?

The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on any day but Thursday or Friday could be ideal so that you could return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will 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.