Laser peel is a procedure made by Physician with the help of beam of the light. It usually uses the high-intensity light emissions which vaporize the skin around sunken imperfections such as wrinkles and scars. During the laser resurfacing procedure Physician takes off dead skin sells from the surface of your skin, layer by layer.
Usually this method is used to diminish of fine lines especially around the eyes and mouth. Laser Resurfacing is also quite effective in facial scars and irregular pigmentation treating.
Laser penetration levels:
• Superficial peels (micro peels)
• Moderate peels (laser peels)
• Deep peels (resurfacing peels)
What are the most common lasers?
• CO2 (carbon dioxide)
This laser is used in various skin problems treating. It uses short light energy pulses (ultrapulsed) as well as nonstop light beams. During the procedure the light is derived directly in a scanning pattern and takes off a very thin skin layer. It vaporizes superficial skin cells and stimulates production of collagen. This peel treatment is quite safe and produce minimal heat damage to the skin, but the recovery time still takes about 2 weeks. The procedure lasts about 15-90 minutes. The final results are seen after 1-4 months.
This type of the Laser Resurfacing is used for superficial or moderately deep lines and wrinkles treating. It vaporizes superficial skin cells and stimulates production of collagen. Ebrium resurfacing method is also quite safe and causes minimal burning to surrounding tissue. Also this method has less side effects than carbon dioxide laser treatment and works better for pigmented skin. The recovery time takes about 1 week. The procedure lasts about 15-90 minutes. The final results are seen after 1-4 weeks.
• N-lite treatment. This treatment method is the most similar to microdermabrasion because it doesn’t have a downtime and doesn’t need before or after-treatment. It needs only one session of the treatment. It speeds up cell turnover, sstimulates collagen and elastin production in your skin without peeling it and is much less effective in wrinkles and scars treatment then other types of laser peels. The procedure lasts about 15-90 minutes. The final results are seen after 3 months.
When you choose the Resurfacing method which is the best suited for your skin and the one the most meeting your goals you should always consult with your Physician.
In the most cases the laser treatments are done with a local anesthesia, general anesthesia is used only when entire face is treated.
Resurfacing is quite aggressive for the skin, especially CO2 and erbium laser rejuvenation. So there are some risks and uncomfortable after-effects associated with the treating.
What are the risks of the treatment?
Using the Laser peel to treat your skin you should be ready to face some problems after the procedure because this type of the skin exfoliation is associated with some risks:
• Burns from the heat
• Darkening or whitening of the skin
• Herpes virus infection activation
• High risk of a darker pigmentation of the dark skin
Even if you avoid these problems, you should be ready for some discomfort after the procedure and your skin will need some time for recovery.
• Mild swelling
• Sunburn like feeling
• Pinkish skin for a some time
• Darker or lighter skin color
To avoid complications with the treatment choose the most experienced Physician you can.