What is a NanoLaser Peel?
The NanoLaser Peel from Sciton is a fast and effective Er:YAG laser treatment that improves skin texture, decreases discoloration and will reveal luminous skin hiding under the dull layers of the upper layer of skin (epidermis) with little downtime. Removing the top layers of the skin will also accelerate your skin’s own renewal process for continued improvement in appearance over time.
The laser offers precision to remove the layers to the exact preferred depth. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are often unable to reach the depth safely that the NanoLaser Peel can achieve.
Heat: A NanoLaser Peel can be more effective than a chemical peel because the laser not only removes the outermost layers of the skin, it also heats up the epidermis. This heat stimulates collagen production in the dermal layers which plumps up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. The heat also results in a tightening effect of the skin in the days after the treatment which will continue to improve for 4-6 months after the treatment.
You will see short and long term improvements in your skin after a NanoLaser Peel. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion do not use heat and are only able to scratch the surface of the epidermis which accounts for their significantly less cost and temporary results when compared to a NanoLaser Peel.
What to Expect During the Treatment?
At NOVA Plastic surgery, we typically block an hour for your NanoLaser Peel treatment. We will discuss with you your desired results from the treatment to help us select the exact depth of ablation on the laser machine (usually between 4-12 microns). We will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes to reduce any discomfort you may experience during the treatment. The numbing cream will be removed; we will recline you back and apply protective goggles to your eyes. The laser treatment itself takes only about 20 minutes. Most patients describe the sensation of warmth or that of a sunburn during and shortly after the treatment. We use a Zimmer chiller during the treatment which will blow cold air in the direction of the skin being treated to also decrease any potential discomfort. After the NanoLaser Peel is complete, we will apply HydraBalm to the skin to hydrate and protect the new layers. Immediately following the treatment your skin will look pink or red, like that of a bad sunburn.
What to Expect After the Treatment?
For the first 1-2 days (depending on the depth of ablation) following your treatment, you will be instructed to do gentle cleanses 2-3 times a day followed by applying HydraBalm to the treated areas.
It is very important to keep the skin moist and hydrated during the healing processes. It is important to not pick or scrub the skin.
Day 2 – Your skin will feel tight and rough and start to peel slightly. IT is still important to keep the skin hydrated. We recommend SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair cream during this phase of the healing process. It is also very important to avoid sun exposure as the layers of skin are very vulnerable to the sun’s harsh rays. Once the skin is healed, regular application of a zinc based sunscreen will help to maintain the youthful look of your skin.
Day 3 – Your skin will be incredibly smooth and luminous. Your makeup will go on smoother, dark spots will be lighter, and pores will appear smaller. Your bare skin will have a fresh healthy glow.
Getting NanoLaser Peel as part of a complete skin care regimen and Forever Young BBL will enhance your results.
In this video Dr. Nukta receives nanolaser peel for general skin improvement followed by microneedling for old Acne scarring
What are the Risks of NanoLaser Peel?
- Infection-It is important to let your provider know if you have history of cold sores or the herpes virus as this treatment can trigger a flare up of the infection. We can pre-treat you with an antiviral medication to decrease the risk of this occurrence
- Changes in the color of your skin-If you have a dark complexion, laser resurfacing can cause hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
- Redness and swelling-this typically lasts only hours to 1-2 days.
- You are pregnant or nursing
- You have metal implants in the skin as this may affect the response to the laser
- You have an active infection in the skin being treated
- You have a history of keloid formation
- You have taken Accutane in the past year