Micro Laser Peel
Resist the Elements with a Micro Laser Peel in Minneapolis
Much as in that Dickens classic, Minnesota can be a tale of two states: a harsh, dry winter and a humid, sweltering summer. Not only can each of these seasons take a toll on the condition of your skin, but the oscillation between the two—hot to cold and back again—can amplify that damage. While a Micro Laser Peel won’t be the cure-all for every weather-induced ailment of the skin, it is particularly well suited for mitigating sun damage. One of the primary strengths of the Micro Laser Peel is that it focuses on the outermost layer of your skin, which means that it concentrates its effects on those areas most visibly impacted by sun damage.
Indeed, your skin is much like a shield. It protects you from the elements—the sun included (indeed, a tan is simply a form of skin damage when you look at it from an anatomical perspective). We generally think of the sun as a kind benefactor, and it is, but as with any energy source, there are drawbacks. Exposure to sunlight can cause dark spots and fine lines to develop on your skin. This is, to a certain extent, a normal and natural process, but it can lead to the skin having a look you’re not particularly fond of. That’s where the Micro Laser Peel comes in. After this procedure is performed at one of our Twin Cities locations, you’ll have more smooth, healthy, and vibrant skin within about a week.
The Micro Laser Peel Procedure
Before the procedure begins, your skin will be cleaned and you will be given eye protection, especially if the treatment area is your face. The specialist performing your Micro Laser Peel will then use a computer-guided laser handpiece over the targeted area, vaporizing the most superficial layers of skin. In a thickness measured in microns, the sun-damaged surface skin cells, fine lines, and age spots are precisely removed by the laser. During this treatment you may feel a mild heat sensation as the laser removes the damaged surface of your skin. The Micro Laser Peel generally provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a “whitish” or “frosty” appearance. This is the laser-dehydrated epidermal layer that will peel away within a day or two after your micro laser treatment, following which your skin will be pink and feel a little dry, like the sensation you have from sunburn. This redness can last for up to a few days. On days three and four, skin exfoliation continues as new cells replace the dry, dead ones. Between days five and seven, most patients see noticeable improvements in both skin texture and tightness, sometimes dramatically, and wrinkles and fine lines will usually soften or disappear. In most cases, your skin will appear younger and healthier, with smooth and more even coloration.
You may see noticeable improvements in your skin after just one procedure, but it may take several sessions to achieve optimum results.
Am I a Good Candidate for this Micro Laser Peel Procedure in Minneapolis?
Micro Laser Peel is best used for treating fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scars, unsightly pores, dark spots and rhytids. In other words, it is most effective in mitigating what are generally quite superficial skin imperfections. If you’re concerned about deep wrinkles or more advanced signs of aging, such as loss of volume or sagging skin, you will get better results with surgical laser resurfacing or even a facelift performed at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD.
With that in mind, we generally look for the following characteristics on our Micro Laser Peel candidates:
- Superficial roughness or fine wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Mild acne scarring
- No concern regarding deep wrinkles
- Interested in targeting a specific area (such as face or hands)
- Fair skin or dark skin
- Realistic expectations
If you think a Micro Laser Peel would be a good way to meet your expectations, contact us to get started right away.
Micro Laser Peel Pricing
Full Face: $475.00
Series of 3 treatments: $1250.00
If you’re interested in non-facial pricing, please contact us for a more accurate quote.
Results of Micro Laser Peel
Within a week of your Micro Laser Peel, your skin may transform from looking tired to vibrant. Skin suffering from sun and weather damage tends to look rough, dull, and lifeless. With a Micro Laser Peel, you’ll undergo a roughly 30 minute procedure and, within a week, you’ll likely be able to showcase improved skin texture and an overall more youthful appearance. Immediately after the procedure, you may notice some “frosting” of your skin, but this is a normal response to the procedure and will subside within a day or two.
The staff at Carillon Clinic is composed of highly trained individuals, which means that you’ll be getting the some of the best results possible and you can rest assured that you’ll be treated exceptionally well. We have two locations, one in Maple Grove and Golden Valley, both of which are fully equipped to offer great results from a Micro Laser Peel.
Just because you have to cope with Minnesota weather, doesn’t mean that you need to age before your time. By taking advantage of a Micro Laser Peel, you can quickly assure that your skin will look more youthful and more vibrant—in other words, it will look more like you feel. To be sure, it’s a subtle transformation, but one in which a great number of our patients find a significant amount of satisfaction. The best part about looking a little bit younger is that you get to see it in the mirror every day for quite some time, as the healing process causes growth of new healthier surface skin cells.
If you’re interested in getting started on your own skin rejuvenation process, contact Carillon Clinic to get started today.
Individual results may vary.