Arctic & Micro Laser Peels
Looking for the next step beyond a microdermabrasion?
Laser resurfacing is that next step. It is extremely precise, and adds heat for extra anti-aging benefits. Scars, skin texture, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and acne can be greatly improved. Full-face laser resurfacing can be performed or individual areas like the wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or forehead may be treated. This technique is delivered at three different depth levels depending on the severity of the condition:
- The Arctic laser peel offers a light resurfacing without significant down time and is ideal for patients with sun damage or early signs of aging. The Arctic peel is performed with the Sciton Profile Erbium-YAG laser. No anesthetic is needed because chilled air is used during treatment to cool the skin. While significant results and noticeably smoother skin can be seen after a single treatment, patients often undergo successive treatments for continued improvement.
- The Micro laser peel, often referred to as the "Weekend" skin peel, extends the depth of skin treated with anywhere from a minimal to full epidermal peel that removes the outermost layers of skin. This peel requires only a few days of healing, making it a perfect treatment for a weekend. A single treatment can produce visible reduction in sun damage and fine lines; however, multiple treatments are often needed for optimal results. Patients often undergo two to four treatments.
- Traditional laser resurfacing treats the deepest layers of the skin, adding slightly more recovery time and lots of skin firming. This treatment can produce amazing rejuvenation in a single treatment and can even be customized by area.
Candidates for Treatment
Candidates for Artic and Micro laser peels are generally looking for better results than can be achieved with microdermabrasion or light chemical peels but with little downtime. Most patients don't want more than a few days of downtime. Traditional laser resurfacing is good for those who are able to devote more time to recovery and are seeking additional improvement. Patients should be in good health with realistic expectations.
Treatment and Recovery
Laser peels are typically performed in the office setting. The Arctic peel does not require anesthesia, while the Micro peel is typically performed with a topical anesthetic. Treatment may take anywhere from fifteen minutes for spot treatments to an hour or more. Recovery lasts up to two to four days and patients may need to apply an ointment like Vaseline or Aquaphor to protect the skin for the first one to two days. Deeper laser peels may take a full week to completely heal, and pinkness can last for weeks.
Laser peels can help to reverse the effects of aging for a more youthful glow. A variety of skin problems can be improved, including wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation problems, keratoses, scars, and skin laxity. The skin will appear smoother, healthier and more vibrant looking with improved skin texture and tightness. Arctic and Micro laser peels have the added benefit of little to no downtime.
The cost of treatment will vary according to many different factors. Arctic and Micro laser peels generally range between $450 - $1750 depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Traditional laser resurfacing typically costs more.
Q - What is the Micro Laser Peel?
A - The Micro laser peel is a special type of skin resurfacing peel performed with a Sciton laser. The laser energy removes the damaged outer layers of skin to improve wrinkles, pigmentation problems and other skin concerns for a more youthful look. With just a couple days of downtime, it is an ideal "weekend" treatment.
Q - What is the Arctic Laser Peel?
A - The Arctic laser peel is a special type of laser peel performed with the Sciton Profile Erbium YAG laser. This is a good treatment for those seeking deeper treatment than microdermabrasion or mild chemical peels but with no downtime.
Q - What do Laser Peels treat?
A - Laser peels like the Arctic and Micro laser peels are idea for restoring a more youthful look and smoother, healthier looking skin. They can treat many common signs of aging including wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation problems, keratoses, scars, and skin laxity.