Laser technology has changed dramatically in the last few years, due in part to computerized lasers like the Sharplan Silk Touch Flash Scanner and the Coherent Ultra Pulse, both of which have revolutionized laser treatment. There are now standardized protocols to reduce risks and improve results. Dr. Abergel was among the very first to use laser scanner technology and he is also the inventor of two patent-pending applications related to the Silk Touch Flash Scanner. His research at Harbor/UCLA discovered the mechanism of laser stimulation of collagen in 1984, which results in a youthful look to the skin and reduced wrinkles.
The laser face peel is an alternative to surgery which can provide a more youthful appearance to the skin. Dr. Abergel performs this advanced skin rejuvenation technique at our state-of-the-art surgery and laser center, the Laser Aesthetic Surgery Center. The treatment involves specific lasers which are designed to best treat each specific lesion. For instance, enlarged blood vessels are first selectively erased, then a carbon dioxide laser is used to remove precancerous lesions and wrinkles. Because each laser is so specific, it’s now possible to accomplish the very best results. For some patients, a chemical called TCA may be added to optimize the results.
After the laser face peel, you will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home. The skin will peel by itself after treatment, similar to a sunburn, and a few days later the younger and smoother skin will emerge. The time for recovery will depend on the intensity of the damage that was present on your skin. Patients with early sun damage can usually return to their normal activities within a week after treatment, while may severe cases may require two weeks of recovery. In order to preserve the results of the face peel, you will be advised on the daily care of your skin. If you avoid sun exposure, the benefits of the peel will be long lasting. If necessary, a mild peel can be performed every two to three years.
The laser peel offers a gentler approach to skin rejuvenation. It is not toxic to the heart or kidneys like a classic phenol peel because laser light is not deeply absorbed of your natural skin color after treatment. Healing also tends to be quicker and your skin is left with a more refreshed and natural-looking appearance. Good candidates for the laser peel include anyone looking to improve skin imperfections. Once the effects of photoaging become apparent in the form of fine wrinkling, irregular pigmentation and enlarged blood vessels, it’s time to consider the laser peel. The earlier you address sun damage, the easier it is to correct. To achieve the best possible results, the laser peel treatment is individually designed to meet the needs of each patient. During a consultation with Dr. Abergel, the benefits and risks will be discussed in detail to help you make an informed decision and to determine if you are a good candidate.
Q - What is a laser face peel?
The laser face peel offers you an alternative to surgery to make your skin more youthful. The face peel, performed by Dr. Abergel, is an advanced technique for rejuvenating your skin which utilizes specific lasers to treat different lesions. After treatment, the skin peels by itself like after a sunburn. A few days later, a younger and smoother skin replaces the previous damaged skin.
Q - How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a laser face peel?
Anyone with skin imperfections should consider this treatment. Early sun damage is easier to correct. As soon as the effects of photoaging become apparent, with fine wrinkling, irregular pigmentation and enlarged blood vessels appearing, it is time to think about a Peel. The treatment is individually designed to meet the needs of each patient for the best possible results.
Q - Where does Dr. Abergel perform the laser face peel?
The laser face peel is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery and laser center. After the procedure, you will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.
Q - What form of anesthesia is used for the laser face peel?
Sedation is used for the laser face peel.
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