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 Contour TRL is widely regarded as the safest, most effective laser available. Contour TRL can treat deep wrinkles (including around the mouth and eyes), scars, solar spots, actinic keratoses and poor skin tone/texture. For additional information, please visit www.sciton.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does a Contour TRL Laser Peel work?
A: Contour TRL safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by your physician. The procedure usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Because Contour TRL 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.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated?
A: Several areas can be treated. Commonly treated areas are the face and neck.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Because Contour TRL is capable of deep laser peels, excellent results are typically achieved after one treatment.
Q: What does the treatment feel like?
A: The comfort level 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.
Q: What should I expect immediately after the treatment?
A: Immediately following the procedure, you may experience redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Swelling may also occur in the treated areas. Sunscreen is recommended, and your physician will advise you on additional after-treatment care recommendations. Complete healing depends on the depth of treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 3-4 days before patient resumes normal activities.
Q: When should I expect results?
A: In about one week, 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.