Laser peels, also known as laser resurfacing, is one of the most advanced rejuvenation treatments available that can vastly improve the quality of your skin. Some clinicians, such as Dr. David W. Faulk of Marion Ob/Gyn Inc, will often perform a laser peel in Marion utilizing the Sciton laser to help improve chronic skin conditions, reduce the signs of aging, and also treat unwanted hair. Laser peels are a procedure often used to remove the outer layers of skin to encourage new, firmer, tighter skin to grow in its place.
Men and women who wish to book Sciton laser appointments can find a provider through Sciton’s website or check with their local Ob/Gyn clinic as to which laser treatments are available.
By far, the most frequent usage for laser peels is to treat skin conditions that you might consider unsightly. It can reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, other facial injuries, blemishes, and even out skin discoloration to improve overall skin tone. It can also help to reverse the effects of sun damage.
While mostly used to treat skin conditions on your face, they can also target your neck, hands, and other areas. What might be lesser known about laser peels is their ability to remove unwanted hair. From the hair on your cheeks, chin, and neckline to underarms, and leg hair, this can all be targeted during a laser peel treatment.
During the laser resurfacing procedure, your surgeon will direct a focused laser beam onto your skin. Laser therapy may be used to target specific areas, such as eye wrinkles or wrinkles around your mouth and nose, or target your whole face. Visible results can range from removal of fine lines and a reduction in shallow acne scars to skin tightening and smooth skin.
Between five to seven days after your laser treatment, your skin will dry out, and the top layers will peel. After this, the healing process can take anywhere between 10 and 21 days, depending on the issue that was targeted. For example, skin blemishes will take less time to heal than wrinkles and scars. During this period, it’s recommended that you avoid wearing makeup, even if it’s oil-free.
Laser skin renewal treatments using the Sciton laser utilize the dual-wavelength laser beam to target the lower layers of your skin so that hyperpigmented areas that are currently invisible to the naked eye will also get treated.
The heat of the laser also stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in skin tightening. When working on the top layers of your skin, to remove sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, the Sciton laser keeps your skin at a comfortable temperature by monitoring and cooling when appropriate.
You can choose between two treatment methods: a single aggressive treatment that targets only your top layers of skin or a less aggressive series of laser treatments that heats the underlying layers, stimulating skin improvement over a more extended time period. The first option allows you to improve your skin quickly, but you’ll have a noticeably reddened complexion for a couple of weeks. The second option offers much less noticeable symptoms, as the milder treatments are done over a longer period of time.