For many years, the carbon dioxide laser (CO2) was a popular surgeon's tool for laser skin resurfacing, or peeling. Its use has been limited due to the risk of scarring and pigmentary changes resulting from the deep thermal damage (or heat build-up) produced in the skin. The introduction of the Erbium laser now allows the same type of excellent results but with much less risk of complications. The new Sciton MicroLaser Peel is a light to moderate peel that is ideal for wrinkles, sun-damage, and overall improvement of the skin's texture and tone.
Erbium Laser provide two kind of modalties, laser peel and fractional laser peel. Fractional laser peel discussed in the fractional section.
Laser Peel: When the skin is treated with the Sciton Erbium laser, a clean, layer-by-layer vaporization of skin occurs. The laser is, therefore, best-suited for those skin conditions which are superficial in nature, such as fine lines and wrinkles, blotchiness (or dark and light patches), keratoses (pre-cancers), scaling, acne scarring, etc. The skin in these conditions is resurfaced or "rejuvenated" by the vaporizing action of the laser.
The initial healing process takes place over 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peel. The result is younger looking "new" skin. Because the Sciton Erbium laser is so precise, the risk of scarring or other complications (such as infection) is minimized.
Accure Laser and Vein Center offers a wide variety of depths of laser peels depending on your needs and schedule. The MicroLaser Peel is ideal for the face, neck, chest, and hands. The overall improvement of the skin can be truly amazing.
Call to schedule free initial consultation. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Jafri will thoroughly examine your skin and discuss with you what type of comprehensive skincare program will deliver the optimum results for you.