Skin Rejuvenation

The MicroLaser Peel is the latest in skin rejuvenation. A short-pulsed Erbium laser is able to ablate the outer layers of the skin at precise depths.

This treatment delivers excellent results for poor skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, etc. One 10-micron MicroLaser Peel is the equivalent of 4 to 6 Microdermabrasions.
Price: $350 to $500

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call Innovative Aesthetics at (319) 365-SPA1 (7721).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MircoLaser Peel?
The MicroLaser Peel is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity, keratoses, or pigmented problems.
Who should consider a MicroLaser Peel?
The patient looking for better results than Microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still have little time for the healing process. MicroLaser Peel can also aid in reducing pitting scars from cystic acne conditions and chicken pox and can visibly reduce scars and pigmentation from surgical procedures, injuries, or burns.
How is the MicroLaser Peel different from Microdermabrasion?
Generally, Microdermabrasion only removes the outer surface layer of the skin. The MicroLaser Peel is a minimal to full epidermal peel. Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between Microdermabrasion and deeper peels.
How often does a MicroLaser Peel need to be done?
One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to 12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of 3 to 4 treatments may be best for you.
What can the patient expect?
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness when compared to Microdermabrasion. Improvement in collagen response continues up to 6 weeks following the procedure.
Do I have to wear any type of dressing or bandage after the procedure?
NO! You will only need to apply an ointment such as Aquaphillic or Aquaphor (over the counter). These are used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium. You will probably use it for 1 to 2 days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process varies from patient to patient and the depth of the peel.In general, “cosmetic downtime” will generally take from 2 to 4 days. The procedure can be performed on a Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by make-up.