A Laser Peel For Beginners
The key to a healthy, youthful complexion is keeping fresh cells on the skin’s surface, but a layer of damaged, dead cells can obscure the pristine skin that lies beneath. This accumulation of cells that are past their prime causes the skin to lose its radiance and makes fine lines, rough texture, and mild discoloration appear more prominent. The solution: The NanoLaserPeel.
Ideal for dull, lackluster skin and uneven tone, the NanoLaserPeel precisely removes just the most superficial layers of damaged skin to leave patients with smoother, more radiant skin and less visible pores after one downtime-free treatment. This “entry level” resurfacing treatment is a full-field Erbium laser, which means it treats 100 percent of the target area. (Fractional lasers, on the other hand, only treat a portion, leaving some skin intact.)
New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Mark H. Schwartz equates the immediate results achieved with this treatment to those of a superficial to medium-depth chemical peel, however, the NanoLaserPeel has the additional benefit of stimulating the skin’s natural production of collagen, which provides further anti-aging improvement over the months following the treatment.
A numbing cream is applied about 20 minutes before treatment to optimize comfort, and the actual NanoLaserPeel generally takes less than 30 minutes. Most patients report feeling a sensation of warmth during the treatment. The skin will be pinkish after the treatment, but this will subside in about 24 hours. (Dr. Schwartz likes to perform this treatment on a Friday so patients are more than ready to be back to work and their regular activities by Monday.)
The NanoLaserPeel is also exceptionally safe since it does not use harsh chemicals or excessive heat that can lead to post-treatment discoloration. Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience performing this light resurfacing treatment, and he believes it’s the ideal “starter” laser peel for first-time patients who may be nervous, as well as those looking to avoid any downtime.