Frequently asked questions about NanoLaserPeel.
What is the NanoLaserPeel?
It is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, keratoses,or pigmentation problems.
Who should consider a NanoLaserPeel?
The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.
How is the NanoLaserPeel different from Microdermabrasion?
Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum) of the skin. Patients may become dissatisfied when the perceived results do not equal expense and the number of procedures required.
The NanoLaserPeel is a full epidermal peel (20-50 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and deeper peels.
Is there a more gentle NanoLaserPeel?
Skinfinite does offer a more gentle NanoLaserPeel, Satin Peel, between 4-10 microns. For comparison purposes one “Weekend Peel”, i.e., gentle NanoLaserPeel is equal to 5 medical grade Microdermabrasion treatments performed every two weeks.
This peel is ideal for patients with sun damaged skin and early signs of aging. This peel is performed in the office and has little to no down time. No anesthetic is required as chilled air is used to cool the skin during the treatment. This peel provides a deeper resurfacing than mircrodermabrasion, and you will have noticeably smoother skin. While results are seen after one treatment, they will continue to improve with successive treatments.
How often does a NanoLaserPeel need to be done?
One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of three to four treatments may be best for you. Your physician will determine what is necessary.
What can the patient expect?
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness when compared to microdermabrasion.
What type anesthesia is used?
A topical anesthetic such as Ela-max, Emla or Betacaine Plus is applied thirty to 45 minutes before the procedure.
Do I have to wear any type dressing or bandage after the procedure?
No! Dr. Enevoldsen or Grace Barber, PAC will prescribe an ointment or send you home with a post peel kit. The ointment is used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium. You will probably use it for one to two days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup.
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