Superficial Resurfacing

Nano Laser Peel (NLP) + Micro Laser Peel (MLP) with Contour TRL

For skin aging, skin texture, and pigmentation

Using the Contour TRL laser by Sciton, we are able to offer laser peel resurfacing at multiple depths, resulting in more effective treatments with shorter downtimes. In contrast to chemical peels or microdermabrasion, laser peels use light energy deep enough to accelerate the skin’s own renewal process. Unwanted skin is vaporized layer-by-layer, leaving behind smoother, brighter, and healthier looking skin. It’s quick and easy—you’ll be amazed.

NanoLaserPeel (NLP) is the lightest of the peels (with the shortest downtime) that removes the top most layer of the stratum corneum, and returns your natural smoothness and glow. It’s ideal for mild wrinkles and scars, keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions), freckles, and uneven pigmentation. MicroLaserPeel (MLP) is perfect for treating mild-to-deep wrinkles and scars, keratoses, blotchiness, scaliness, and overall sun damage. Which is right for you? Come in for a consultation to learn more about superficial resurfacing and create a treatment plan customized to your specific needs. Call us at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online.

We shouldn’t forget about these easy laser peels. They don’t have a lot of downtime (depth can be adjusted) and can easily be added on to any procedure. Even though you may not see it doing much immediately, their strength is in stimulating a signaling cascade underneath the skin to help delay skin aging. Perfect for the hands, face, neck, and chest. Anywhere, really!

  • DOWNTIME:           Minimal redness and swelling. NLP: about 1-2 days, MLP: about 2-4 days.
  • MAINTENANCE:      A series of 2-4 treatments (spaced 6-8 weeks apart) is recommended for optimal results. Single treatments will still provide results for 6-12 months.

Frequently asked questions

How do Nano and Micro Laser Peels work? And what’s the difference between them?

The erbium laser uses light energy at various depths to literally evaporate undesirable skin layers and promote collagen growth. NLP is better for mild wrinkles and pigment issues, with less downtime, penetrating up to 10 microns; whereas MLP is perfect for deeper wrinkles and photoaging, with slightly more downtime, and can go as deep as 50 microns.

Who is an ideal candidate for laser peels?

Anyone looking to erase sun damage but whose lifestyle doesn’t allow for lengthy downtime. NanoLaserPeel and MicroLaserPeel are safe for all skin types, as, unlike older lasers, they aren’t pigment-targeting. It’s a quick and easy procedure.

What happens during the procedure?

We will walk you through everything during your consultation, including providing information on how to prepare for and how to treat your skin following your laser peel. During your procedure we will apply numbing cream 30 minutes before the peel to minimize any discomfort. The procedure is non-invasive and feels like a rubber band lightly snapping the skin.

What can I expect after a Nano or Micro Laser Peel?

Once skin is healed, our patients notice healthier, smoother, and more luminous skin! Downtime is 1-4 days, depending on the depth of treatment and how your body tolerates the peel. Immediately following, it will feel like a bad sunburn, red and possibly a little swollen. Over the next day or two, skin may slough off and feel itchy. Redness may up persist up to 72 hours, but can be covered up with makeup. You must be vigilant to protect your skin from any sun exposure and apply sunscreen containing zinc oxide every day.

Do I need more than one laser peel?

It depends on your skin condition and the results you’d like to achieve. Best results are achieved with several treatments every 6-8 weeks, but you will still see a difference with a single peel. During your consultation, we will create a treatment plan that works with your goals and can schedule out your appointments.

Can I get a laser peel on areas of my body other than my face?

Yes! We also treat neck, chest, and hands with excellent results. Great for areas that have been repeatedly exposed to the sun.

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Actual Patients of Manhattan Dermatology