By refining the delicate skin with precision and control, laser peels make the face look young and refreshed again.

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What Skin Conditions Are Treated?

The greatest benefit of laser skin resurfacing is that one single treatment removes deep layers of skin, yielding long-lasting improvements in the following skin conditions for years to come:

  • Facial wrinkles and fine lines around the forehead, eyes, and mouth
  • Bumps from enlarged sebaceous oil glands
  • Warts
  • Acne or chickenpox scars
  • Discoloration
  • Age (or liver) spots
  • Sun damage
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How Do Laser Peels Work?

Laser peels effectively use short, precisely targeted beams of light to remove the external layer of unwanted skin. Through this process, the laser also heats the internal tissues responsible for collagen growth and triggers new, firm, smooth, beautiful skin to resurface.

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What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

The treatment is typically performed using local anesthesia, but a more potent anesthetic may be used in some cases. Once the skin is numbed, Dr. Cox will guide the laser resurfacing tool over the desired areas with precision to gently remove the damaged skin at a consistent depth with every pulse. Depending on the amount of surface area being treated, the procedure can last anywhere from 30-120 minutes. Most patients will experience phenomenal results after one single treatment; although, if deeper tissues need to be accessed, an additional session may be required.

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What Is the Recovery Process?

After your treatment, there will be some redness and tenderness that will last for 2-3 weeks, while the fresh, wrinkle-free skin emerges. A bandage is applied immediately after the procedure to protect the vulnerable area.

After 24 hours, the area will need to be gently cleaned multiple times a day. A prescribed ointment can be applied in order to prevent scabbing. Some methods to reduce swelling are:

  • Apply cold packs for 1-2 days after treatment.
  • Elevate your head at night with an extra pillow.
  • Take prescribed steroid medications.

The skin will begin to peel after one week. Oil-free makeup can be applied after 3-10 days, depending on how many layers of skin were removed during the resurfacing treatment. Since the new skin will be vulnerable, it will need to be protected by applying sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure. It is important to keep the skin moisturized for optimal results. The skin will continue to brighten as it heals over the following 8-12 months.

How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for a laser peel are in good health generally but may be tired of the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, blemishes, age spots, leathery skin, discoloration, or any other imperfections that make the skin look less vibrant and nourished. Candidates are often seeking a long-lasting solution that will restore the youthful glow to their beautiful faces. If you are looking for beautiful, natural results in Boulder, schedule your consultation for a laser peel today.

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Laser Peel FAQ

Is the treatment painful?

How do I prepare?

Can laser peels be combined with RF microneedling?

Is the treatment painful?

While most do not find laser peels painful, there can be some discomfort and irritation during the procedure likened to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin. While this may feel uncomfortable at first, the skin typically gets used to it right away.

How do I prepare?

For the ideal outcome, refrain from smoking and avoid taking vitamin E supplements, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin and ibuprofen), and prescription blood thinners for at least a week prior. These can affect the healing process and may impact the final results.

Can laser peels be combined with RF microneedling?

Yes, laser peels can be combined with RF (Radiofrequency) microneedling in certain cases to achieve more comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

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