MicroLaserPeel® Erbium Laser in Reno, NV
The MicroLaserPeel® is a light resurfacing treatment designed to smooth wrinkles and fine lines and improve skin tone and texture with minimal downtime or discomfort. This laser treatment removes a thin layer of damaged skin to reveal a rejuvenated, smoother complexion that will look both healthier and younger.
This erbium microlaser treatment affects only the topmost layer of the skin, leaving the remaining healthy skin untouched. This ablative laser treatment is ideal for treating surface-level skin conditions.
Dr. Bonaldi offers the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel® at his office in Reno, Nevada.Schedule a Consultation
What Can the MicroLaserPeel® Do?
Reduce Wrinkles and Scars
The laser treatment removes the uppermost layers of skin, where scars and fine lines primarily reside. By doing this, newer, healthier, and stronger skin is able to shine through.
This treatment effectively helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and scars (including acne scars).
Lessen Skin Discoloration
Skin discoloration, like birthmarks, sunspots, and freckles, is often concentrated in the uppermost layers of the skin. The Sciton® MicroLaserPeel® can target and reduce or remove these blemishes.
It may take several treatments before the blemishes and unwanted skin pigments are noticeably lessened.
What Does a MicroLaserPeel® Involve?
Step 1: Anesthetic
While preparing for your laser peel, your technician will identify the treatment area and apply a cooling cream. This cream will cool and numb your skin, increasing your comfort during the procedure.
You will also be fitted with eye protection for your safety.
Step 2: Laser Exfoliation
Your technician will place the laser applicator over the treatment area. This will take 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the nature of the skin concern.
The laser will damage the topmost layer of your skin (where discoloration and blemishes are most commonly found), causing it to peel over the following days and weeks to reveal new skin. The heat from the erbium laser may also help stimulate collagen growth in the new skin layers.
This treatment does not require needles or chemical agents.
What Happens After the MicroLaserPeel®?
How Long Does the Recovery Take After a Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®?
You may experience mild skin redness, a burning sensation similar to a mild sunburn, and swelling. These symptoms are usually temporary and may be treated with cold compresses. Most patients feel recovered within three to four days; however, this period can be longer.
You should avoid direct sunlight for at least two weeks after your erbium laser treatment. This will stop ultraviolet rays from damaging your new skin. Your skin will be more sensitive and susceptible to damage initially. Maintaining good preventative sun practices is essential, including wearing hats and glasses and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen.
When Will I See the Results of My Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®t?
Most patients will see their initial results within three to four days as the old skin peels away. Final results may take up to two weeks to become visible. Staying hydrated can help your results become apparent faster.
Will My MicroLaserPeel® Treatment Be Painful?
While this laser has customized penetration depths, it only removes the uppermost layer of skin.
To help with discomfort, a numbing cream is applied before the treatment.
Patients commonly experience some temporary redness and irritation. Over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses can be used following your MicroLaserPeel® to soothe the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®
Am I a good candidate for the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®?
Anyone looking for a fast and effective treatment option for topical skin conditions is a potential candidate. Ideal candidates will be in good health and have clear expectations for their results. Good candidates will want to address conditions such as wrinkles, scarring, and skin discoloration.
Can any other treatments be added to the MicroLaserPeel® treatment?
Yes. You can combine your MicroLaserPeel® with other cosmetic treatments, such as:
- Forever Young BBL™ (broadband light treatment)
- MicroPeel® treatment
- Facial treatments for acne
- Oxygen facial treatments
- Microneedling without PRP
- Microneedling with PRP
Patients with more significant concerns may be interested in surgical procedures, such as:
Can a MicroLaserPeel® treat acne?
A MicroLaserPeel® can treat active acne breakouts. However, this treatment is better at treating acne scars. Active acne may require other procedures that physically clean out the pores.
How long does a MicroLaserPeel® last?
Most patients will see beneficial results from their MicroLaserPeel® for six to 12 months. Follow-up treatments can extend the results.
Is the MicroLaserPeel® treatment safe?
Laser treatments, in general, are quite safe when performed by a skilled technician. Burns are the greatest risk of laser treatments; however, the risk for this is considered relatively low for the Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®.
How much is a MicroLaserPeel® in Reno?
The cost of your MicroLaserPeel® will depend on the degree of correction you want and the size of the targeted area. Most patients prefer to target smaller specific areas on their face, hands, or neck.
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6630 South McCarran Blvd. Suite B20
Reno, Nevada 89509
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