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MicroLaserPeel FAQ

The “weekend” skin peel, the MicroLaserPeel, treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. It has been known that real improvements can be seen in a few days.

Your physician can advise you on how best to protect your skin to maintain the benefits you will see from your MicroLaserPeel, and can answer any question you might have after you read this article.


What is the MicroLaserPeel ?

It is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the condition to be corrected.

Who Should Consider a MicroLaserPeel ?

Microlaser peel is effective for the treatment of the following

  1.     Acne scars
  2.     Pigmentary problems such as freckles, lentigines, keratosis, moles
  3.     Wrinkles
  4.     Open pores

How is the MicroLaserPeel different from Microdermabrasion ?

Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the stratum corneum (10 microns).

The MicroLaserPeel is a partial-to-full epidermal peel (20-50 microns) and is performed with topical anesthetic. Because this procedure ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and full skin resurfacing.

How many MicroLaserPeels can be done ?

Typically, the procedure is repeated 2-4 times, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, but many peels may be done to achieve the desired result.

What can you expect ?

You will experience smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, with a significant, immediate change in skin texture and tightness as compared to microdermabrasion.

How long is the healing process?

Healing takes 3-4 days. The procedure can be performed on a Thursday or Friday, so you can return to work the following Monday. Symptoms immediately following the procedure resemble a sunburn, with minor sloughing on the second day. Redness will begin to fade by the third day, and be easily covered by makeup on the fourth day.

What should I know about pre- and post-treatment care ?

Dr Eileen Tan will provide you with very detailed pre- and post-treatment information and care.