An even tone and smooth texture are among the most prominent signs of healthy, nourished skin. As a specialist in skincare, Dr. Leslie Smith is passionate about helping patients achieve a healthier, more radiant complexion. Always keeping abreast of the latest in cosmetic technology, Dr. Smith is excited about offering new and improved ways to enhance skin tone and texture.
The Micro Laser Peel is an excellent, highly advanced non-surgical alternative for those seeking to resurface the outer layer of skin and achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion.
“If you have concerns about large pores, fine lines, discoloration…but you want a quick rejuvenation, Micro Laser Peel is a wonderful alternative. It rejuvenates the skin, stimulates collagen… It’s that next step of rejuvenating your skin that isn’t too scary.”
WHY CHOOSE DR. SMITH AND SAPPHIRE ADVANCED AESTHETICS FOR YOUR MICRO LASER PEEL?
Dr. Leslie Smith is the founder of Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in Wayzata, MN. With extensive training and over a decade of experience, Dr. Smith is one of the premier cosmetic and laser doctors in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures. She offers the Micro Laser Peel for patients with various kinds of skin concerns and conditions, tailoring this skin peel treatment to the needs and goals of each patient to ensure personalized and effective results.
WHAT IS A MICRO LASER PEEL?
The Micro Laser Peel is a gentle laser-assisted facial peel designed to correct skin concerns and improve skin tone and texture. It is a safe, comfortable and minimally invasive procedure that aims to address issues such as wrinkles, pigmentation or sun damage and ultimately rejuvenate the entire face.
This skin peel treatment requires less downtime and is also more effective than traditional resurfacing techniques like microdermabrasion or chemical peels. For optimal results, Dr. Smith takes excellent care in customizing this treatment according to the condition and concerns of each patient.
HOW DOES THE MICRO LASER PEEL WORK?
The Micro Laser Peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that precisely ablates a thin layer of skin to remove old, damaged cells and to reveal new, healthier tissue. Through this process, the Micro Laser Peel works to eliminate blemishes and pigment irregularities while encouraging the growth of new cells and smoother skin. The innovative laser peel technology allows for multiple treatment purposes, which means the device can be adjusted to target a specific condition or concern.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, patients who undergo the Micro Laser Peel feel that their face looks significantly less tired and more vibrant once their skin has healed.
WHAT DOES THE MICRO LASER PEEL TREAT?
Dr. Smith uses the most advanced technologies to deliver safe, comfortable and effective treatment. Once your concerns and expectations have been discussed, she will customize the procedure to meet your needs.
Some of the most common problems treated using the Micro Laser Peel include:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Large pores
- Sunspots and brown spots (including freckles)
- Discoloration or pigmentation
- Overall sun damage
BENEFITS OF THE MICRO LASER PEEL
Since the Micro Laser Peel focuses on the surface skin and does not penetrate deeply, the procedure causes very little discomfort and requires minimal downtime. For this reason, Micro Laser Peel is also referred to as “the weekend peel,” and most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within three to four days.
Other benefits offered by this facial peel treatment include:
- Improved skin tone, texture and tightness
- Removal of blemishes and pigmentation
- Quick treatment time (about an hour)
- Safe, comfortable procedure
- A fast and simple healing process
- Highly customizable treatment
IS A MICRO LASER PEEL RIGHT FOR YOU?
The Micro Laser Peel is a highly developed skin resurfacing treatment that can smoothen, brighten and transform your complexion. It is best for skin type IV, which is light brown skin. This procedure is more effective than microdermabrasion and most chemical peels, and it requires less downtime than CO2 skin resurfacing and other traditional laser treatments. So, if you are seeking to address textural issues and skin concerns or simply wish to rejuvenate your complexion, our Micro Laser Peel treatment could be the next step to achieving naturally beautiful and healthier skin.
To ensure that this procedure is right for you, Dr. Smith will evaluate your skin and condition before proceeding with treatment. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we offer a range of minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques so we can help you find the method that will work best for your skin.
MICRO LASER PEEL FAQS
WHAT IS MICRO LASER PEEL TREATMENT LIKE?
We will first cleanse the skin that will be treated, and safety shields will be placed over your eyes to protect them from the laser. Dr. Smith will administer the treatment through the laser handpiece, which uses computer technology to guide the laser across the treatment area.
WILL I NEED AN ANESTHETIC FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Your comfort during the procedure is important to us. At its most shallow setting, most patients can tolerate the treatment with no anesthetic. At deeper settings, Dr. Smith will apply a topical numbing cream for your comfort.
CAN A MICRO LASER PEEL ONLY ADDRESS THE FACE?
While most people undergo this treatment for their face, it can treat almost any skin area with texture and pigmentation issues. Other common treatment areas include the neck, chest and hands.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE AFTER THIS SKIN PEEL?
Micro Laser Peel has a short recovery time; you can return to work in just a few days. After treatment, Dr. Smith will apply a protective barrier such as Calendula ointment to keep the lower skin layers hydrated and protected. Your skin will initially look “frosty” due to the top layer of skin being dehydrated. This layer will peel off over the next couple of days.
After the Micro Laser Peel, your skin will be slightly pink and you may feel a sensation similar to a sunburn. The skin will begin to slough off as it heals, which may cause some itchiness or minor irritation. These side effects generally subside within two to four days.
During the healing process, it is important to keep the skin hydrated. Dr. Smith will recommend a post-treatment skincare regimen to promote the best outcome.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT?
Dr. Smith delivers smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin with Micro Laser Peel treatment. Patients typically see a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF A MICRO LASER PEEL LAST?
The results of this skin resurfacing treatment generally last three to five years. Your skin may gradually redevelop textural and pigmentation concerns during this time, but you will continue to have skin that looks more youthful than if you had not undergone treatment. Patients often opt for touch-up treatments to maintain their results.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number and frequency of treatments required will depend on your initial skin condition and what you are hoping to achieve. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Smith generally recommends at least two or three Micro Laser Peels per year to maintain a healthy, radiant look. Patients who would like more frequent treatments can undergo a Micro Laser Peel every two months.
HOW MUCH DOES A MICRO LASER PEEL COST?
The cost of your Micro Laser Peel will depend on the size of your treatment area, the geographical location of your treatment, the experience of your provider and various other factors.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we believe in offering economical treatments at a fair price. After an evaluation by Dr. Smith at your consultation, we can provide you with the specific cost of your Micro Laser Peel treatment.
CAN I COMBINE OTHER TREATMENTS WITH MY PEEL?
If you have additional aesthetic concerns, the Micro Laser Peel can be combined with any other laser treatment. Facial rejuvenation treatments such as a HydraFacial or BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be performed at the same time. If you’re interested in addressing body concerns, you may also choose to undergo leg vein removal or a non-surgical body contouring treatment during the same office visit.
IS A MICRO LASER PEEL BETTER THAN A CHEMICAL PEEL?
This laser facial can achieve better results than a chemical peel since it targets deeper layers of skin. However, the best option for you will depend on your skin concerns. If you have wrinkles, acne scarring and dark spots, a Micro Laser Peel would be most effective. If you have more minor skin issues, a chemical peel may be enough to get the results you want.
SCHEDULE YOUR SKIN PEEL CONSULTATION AT ONE OF MINNEAPOLIS’ LEADING COSMETIC CLINICS
Dr. Leslie Smith is an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon with over a decade of experience in cosmetic enhancement. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in Wayzata, Minnesota (near Plymouth and Minneapolis), she performs Micro Laser Peels to help patients achieve an even skin tone and smoother texture. The results are often transformative, and this treatment can provide benefits for patients of various ages and skin conditions.