Laser Peels Information
Which skin conditions are treated with a laser peel?
Laser peels work by removing one or more layers of your skin, which eliminates damaged and blemished skin and replaces it with fresh, strong, unspoiled skin.
Laser peels are great for all skin types, and they effectively treat a variety of skin conditions. Some of the skin conditions and benefits that come with a laser peel include:
- Acne scar removal and acne scar treatment
- Sun spot and dark spots removal
- Pimple scar removal
- Face scar removal
- Skin discoloration treatment
- Wrinkle remover
- Brighten dull skin
- Treat clogged pores
- Lighten skin redness
- Reduce fine lines
- Remove wrinkles
- Even out skin tone and texture
- Remove sun damage
- Remove age spots
The results you achieve depend on the type of laser peel you choose. Our laser peel experts can guide you to the perfect treatment for your skin.
What are the different types of laser peels?
Laser peels have different strengths, which determines how deeply they penetrate and the amount of skin removed. At each level, you’ll see a difference in cosmetic results.
A light peel exfoliates the outer layer of your skin. This is a good peel for alleviating dry skin, improving blotchy skin, and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and acne. Light peels are so mild you can come back for treatments at regular intervals to maintain a bright complexion.
A medium peel goes deeper, so it exfoliates the outer layer and removes the upper part of the middle layer of skin. This treatment is great for minimizing age spots and moderate wrinkles. You may also use a medium peel to improve your skin’s texture and to treat uneven skin tone and acne scars.
This type of deep treatment penetrates to the lower layer of your skin. Because it removes more skin, it’s a good choice for more significant problems such as severe hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and deeper wrinkles. It produces dramatic improvement, but you’ll also need a longer time to recover.
How much downtime will I need to take?
You may not need any downtime following a light laser peel. When you undergo a medium peel, your skin is red and slightly swollen for a few days, then it starts to peel and flake off.
Healing time for a medium peel is estimated to be about 7-14 days, but most patients take a week off. It’s also important to protect your new skin by avoiding sun exposure for a month.
A deep peel requires about two weeks of downtime to recover, although everyone heals at a different pace, so you may need more or less time.
To learn how a laser peel can improve your skin problems, call Advanced Surgical Arts.
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