What is MicroLaserPeel?
A MicroLaserPeel is a resurfacing treatment that removes a thin layer of damaged skin resulting in a more luminous, younger-looking appearance. You will notice a reduction in fine lines, mild wrinkles, and pigmentation, as well as improvement in the overall tone and texture of the skin. The procedure is performed in the office with limited downtime and is customized to your specific skin conditions and goals.
Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within 2 – 5 days. It is important to remember that not everyone heals at the same speed and it would not be unusual if the healing process were to take longer.
There may be some degree of swelling immediately post treatment, however, if you have excessive swelling or any of the following signs of infection, you should contact the office immediately. Signs of infection include:
Patient response can vary after an MLP treatment. Erythema (redness) and possibly edema (swelling) are the desired responses within a few minutes after the completion of the procedure. The degree of redness and length of healing time will increase with the depth of your peel and can vary from patient to patient.
For maintenance and to achieve optimal results, recommended products should accompany these treatments. These products include: growth factors, retinol, antioxidants, and sunblock with at least 7% zinc oxide or titanium oxide.
Growth Factors: Proteins that stimulate collagen and elastin to help restore thickness and resilience to the skin over time.
Retinol: Speeds up the skin’s natural exfoliation process; therefore, evening out discoloration, boosting collagen, and preventing thinning of skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidants: Vitamins C and E fight free radical damage and keep our cells healthy by reducing cell mutations that can later lead to skin cancer and aging.
Sunblock: Prevents premature aging by protecting against both UVA and UVB rays.
Dr. Karam, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, offers services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karam, contact us today.(858) 259-3223 Contact Us