Microlaser™ - Tupelo, MS Specialist – Dr. Alan Pritchard

MicroLaser Peel™ treats skin conditions associated with aging and sun damaged skin. It is the ideal treatment for men and women who want to improve their skin with immediate results, little downtime, no discomfort, and minimal post treatment care.

What is the MicroLaser Peel™?

A MicroLaser Peel™ removes a very thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision and depth. The procedure is performed in the office and can be custom tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage (freckles), or pigmentation problems.

How does MicroLaser Peel™ differ from Microderrmabrasion?

Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer of the skin. The MicroLaser Peel is a minimal to full epidermal peel. Since this procedures goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microderabrasion and deeper peels.

How often does a MicroLaser Peel need to be done?

Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment; however, the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Dr. Pritchard can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine MicroLaser Peel with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. Dr. Prtichard will position the laser handpiece above your skin and will hold it in place as a computer guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes.

Will it be uncomfortable?

One of the primary advantages of MicroLaser Peel™ is that it causes very little pain because it does not penetrate very deep into the skin. At its most shallow settings, most people tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream is typically used.

What should I expect immediately after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice that the skin has a "frosty" appearance. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling sunburn, as well as mild swelling. You may return to work within 3-4 days – an attribute that has given rise to the nickname "the weekend peel."

What aftercare do I need?

You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of sunscreen to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.

If you have further questions or would like to book a consultation, please call our office at (662) 842-8949.