The 2940 nm Erbium YAG laser wavelength of Microlaser peel is delivered through a scanning device that precisely removes the entire top layers of the skin (the epidermis) by vaporising (heating to high temperature) the water within tissue.
The Microlaser peel is the most superficial of the laser treatments, targeting only the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Therefore it is useful for addressing texture or superficial pigmentation from photoageing. The Profractional or full resurfacing laser is better for treating deeper lines.
It requires a topical local anaesthetic to be placed on the skin for an hour before the procedure for comfort.
Downtime is around 5 days with obvious redness and peeling of the skin.