Sciton Laser Peel / Skin Resurfacing
Sciton Joule erbium laser is a newer and gentler choice in laser skin resurfacing. You can expect an improvement in the texture and quality of your skin. Sciton Joule erbium laser resurfacing offers the benefits of less pain during treatment and recovery, along with significantly faster healing times than other resurfacing lasers.
What Makes Erbium Laser Resurfacing Different?
The erbium laser is a gentler alternative to carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing. While the CO2 laser can remove deeper layers of damaged skin, the erbium laser provides beautiful results and a shorter recovery period for those whose skin damage is not as severe. An even gentler alternative is the MicroLaserPeel. We can help you decide which option is best suited to you during your personalized consultation.
Benefits of Sciton Youle Erbium Laser Resurfacing: Erbium laser resurfacing removes or noticeably decreases wrinkles and improves the overall color and texture of the face, neck, and hands. It is often used to treat the following conditions:
- Fine wrinkles
- Color irregularities
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Sun and age spots
During erbium laser resurfacing, the laser light is absorbed by the water in the skin cells. The absorption in turn causes the instantaneous vaporization of the cells. As your physician passes the laser light over your skin, a mere 30-millionths of an inch of tissue is removed at a time. This incredible control allows to treat your skin only as deeply as needed. After the damaged skin is removed, new skin quickly re-grows in its place.
Patients treated with an erbium laser feel only mild discomfort during treatment and usually require only a topical anesthetic, if anything. Erbium laser patients also enjoy the tremendous benefits of healing within only a matter of days to a few weeks, instead of months.
Potential Risks and Complications
Although the erbium laser has substantially reduced many of the risks associated with laser procedures, infection, temporary or permanent changes in pigmentation, even scarring or other unsatisfactory results can occur. Fortunately, these complications are quite rare. As with any medical procedure, be certain to thoroughly discuss any questions or concerns you may have with Revitta Cosmetic Clinic professional.
Depending on your specific treatment, detailed skin care instructions are provided. To avoid the risk of infection and ensure a positive result, please follow these instructions carefully. After you have healed, you will need to protect your new skin. In the early weeks and months following treatment, your skin will be very susceptible to sun damage. If at all possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun or use sunscreens recommended by your skin care professional.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is a Laser Peel?
As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities, especially on our faces. A Laser Peel can be very successful at reducing or eliminating these conditions, and in fact it is the best way to address the problematic lines that occur around the mouth and eyes. Though there are several different types of lasers used to perform peels, the Sciton Laser is widely regarded as the safest, most effective laser available.
How does a Sciton Laser Peel work?
Sciton Erbium Laser or Contour TRL safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by your physician. The depth of treatment will depend on the skin condition, your desired outcome and expectation for downtime. Because Sciton Laser can affect tissue with micron precision, your physician can treat your skin with the exact amount of energy needed – no more, no less. Treating skin with a laser stimulates the growth of new collagen, which improves the skin’s thickness and resilience. The skin surface will also re-grow with fresh, healthy cells, which will give your skin a younger rejuvenated appearance.
What conditions can be treated with Sciton Laser Resurfacing?
Deep wrinkles (even in difficult to treat areas like around the mouth and eyes)
Poor skin tone/texture
What areas of the body can be treated?
Several areas of the body can be treated, though the most commonly treated areas are the face and neck, and laser skin peels are often combined with traditional plastic surgery procedures to further improve results.
How many treatments will I need?
Because Sciton Erbium Laser is capable of deep laser peels, excellent results are typically achieved after one treatment.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The aesthetic professional will position the laser handpiece above the skin and will hold it in place as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The comfort level of laser resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the depth of treatment. For shallow treatments, the procedure is often tolerated with the use of a topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments, your physician may administer a subcutaneous local anesthetic.
What should I expect immediately after the treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Swelling may also occur in the treated areas. Your aesthetic professional will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
How long will it take to recover?
Complete healing will depend largely on the depth of treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 3-4 days before patients resume normal activities.
What aftercare do I need?
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of solar protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
When should I expect results?
The top layer of your skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about one week, at which time you will see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone and wrinkle appearance. Deeper laser treatments also stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next 4 to 6 months. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.