April 3, 2018
Nano Laser Treatments Lloyd Hannis|English Speaking Dermatologist, Laser Treatments, Lima, Nano Laser Peel, Peru
If you are looking to freshen your dulling complexion, improve skin tone, texture and firmness with a quick and comfortable treatment requiring little downtime, Nano Laser is a good choice for you!
What is a Nano Laser Peel?
Nano Laser is a fast and effective laser treatment that improves skin texture, decreases discoloration and reveals new skin hidden under the dull layers of the upper layer of skin (epidermis) with almost zero downtime. Removing the top layers of the skin will also accelerate your skin’s own renewal process for continued improvement in appearance over time.
Precision: The Nano Laser Peel can instantly remove the layers of the epidermis using light energy rather than chemicals or harsh abrasives. The laser offers precision to remove the layers to the exact preferred depth.
Heat: A Nano Laser Peel can be more effective than a chemical peel because the laser not only removes the outer most 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 over time reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 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 Nano Laser 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 Nano Laser Peel.
What to expect during the treatment
We typically block an hour and a half for your Nano Laser 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. Before beginning, the numbing cream is removed and we give you protective goggles for your eyes. The laser treatment itself takes only about 30 minutes. Most patients describe the sensation of warmth or that of a sunburn during and shortly after the treatment. After the Nano Laser Peel is complete, 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. It is very important to keep the skin moist and hydrated during the healing processes. It is also 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 during this period and we will recommend creams to be used 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 new, fresh healthy glow.
Nano Laser Peel is quick and effective but can also cause side effects including:
- 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.
- 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.
Nano Laser Peel is not recommended for everyone and you may be cautioned against it if:
- 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
Please contact us for more information and to set an appointment or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see other treatments for skin care and skin rejuvenation by checking our dermatology section.