While laser resurfacing can be excellent for treating specific areas of concern—for instance, acne scars on the cheeks or vertical lines around the lips—our Sciton laser can also help you boost your skin’s overall appearance through total laser skin treatment. We customize the depth and strength of the laser to your specific needs to achieve a clearer, more balanced complexion and a radiant, healthy glow.
Sciton MicroLaser Peels
MicroLaser Peels done with the Sciton laser are extraordinarily precise. They remove the surface skin layer, the epidermis, to give you newly grown skin that will transform your appearance. This Micro Peel can treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as:
- Fine wrinkles
- Scars from old injuries
- Acne scars
- Sagging skin
- Uneven pigmentation, such as age spots
The micro peel is intermediate in depth of treatment between microdermabrasion and full laser skin resurfacing.
What happens during treatment?
Your treatment will be customized to your particular skin type and condition. First we’ll apply a topical anesthetic and leave it for a while to numb your skin well. The treatment itself takes about 20 or 30 minutes, depending on what needs to be done. There’ll be some redness afterwards, perhaps for three or four days, and then impressive results will begin to show. For several months you can watch your skin grow younger each day!
The Sciton MicroLaser Peel can be repeated every month or two, but even one single treatment will amaze you with its results. It makes a good weekend treatment, as you can have it done on Thursday or Friday, and be back in action on Monday.
Full face resurfacing
If you would like to take anywhere from five to fifteen years off your facial appearance, a full face resurfacing with the Sciton laser would be a good choice. This is a deeper treatment than a MicroLaser Peel, so it requires a few days, perhaps a week, of recovery time. However, the results are also more dramatic.
Skin resurfacing works by removing the topmost layer of skin, the epidermis, thus stimulating the next layer, the dermis, to regrow that top layer with new, healthy skin cells for a smoother, more fresh and youthful look to it.
What is involved in full-face laser resurfacing?
Like dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing removes the damaged skin surface and stimulates the growth of a new one, reducing or even removing fine lines and wrinkles, scars, blotches, and some pre-cancerous lesions.
Dr. Branman will do this procedure for you, and will first discuss the type of anesthetic you’d prefer to have. You can have a local anesthetic, with or without a mild sedative for relaxation. When you’re settled and comfortable, the Sciton laser beam is used to very precisely vaporize the top layer of skin, at a customized and pre-determined depth.
When the treatment is finished, special ointment and a bandage will be applied to keep your skin moist while the new skin grows. Be sure and follow Dr. Branman’s instructions carefully; doing so will help you avoid infection and unnecessary discomfort. At first, your skin will look and feel as if it’s mildly sunburned, but this will fade over the next week. You can use a cooling pack over the dressings if you like. You may also have a medication to take.
Learn more about laser treatments at Exhale MedSpa
If you’re ready to see smoother, clearer, and younger looking skin, we are here to help. Please call our office to set up an initial consultation at Exhale, the MedSpa at the Cosmetic Surgery Center, to discuss your options for skin resurfacing, including Micro Laser Peels and full-face resurfacing.