Nano Laser Peel ™ & Contour TRL ®
We offer this treatment in our Draper office.
Nano Laser Peel and Contour TRL are Sciton’s erbium resurfacing lasers that are used to treat skin that is sun damaged, aging (such as fine lines/wrinkles), and has discoloration. These treatments remove the top layer of the skin and stimulates new skin cell and collagen production.
Utah Facial Plastics offers several skin resurfacing treatments at both of our facilities in Northern Utah, customizing treatments based on the patients concerns, desired outcomes, and downtime.
NanoLaser Peel is considered a light resurfacing treatment, up to 4x that of a microdermabrasion treatment. Contour TRL is more of a deep resurfacing treatment, although each can be fine-tuned from light to deep depending on the patient’s skin type and condition.
Both lasers send light pulses into the skin of high energy which vaporize damaged skin cells. As the skin heals, softer, smoother, rejuvenated skin will form in its place.
What are the benefits of NanoLaser Peel and TRL Contour?
Although there will be more of a recovery process with these laser treatments, lasers provide more dramatic results than chemical peels or needling treatments. The top layer of the skin is removed and will begin to regenerate, exposing new, healthier, brighter skin. Deeper laser treatments stimulate new growth of collagen over the next 4 to 6 months, secondarily creating firmer and tighter skin.
NanoLaser Peel and Contour TRL helps to improve:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Brown spots and uneven tone
- Acne scars or superficial scarring
Am I a candidate for NanoLaser Peel or Contour TRL?
Anyone who is looking to improve skin texture, treat wrinkles, photo damage, strengthening elastin and collagen in the skin. Contour TRL will provider more aggressive results than NanoLaserPeel.
How is a NanoLaser Peel done?
When you come in for your treatment, we start by cleaning your skin across the area to be treated. We then place protective eye shields on your eyes. The laser handpiece is held above the skin as the computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam around the treatment area.
Whether you want topical numbing is up to you. For most of our NanoLaser Peels the penetration depth is not great. At these shallow settings, topical numbing isn’t usually necessary. If we opt to send the laser energy deeper, we’ll apply topical numbing cream.
How long does a NanoLaser Peel treatment take?
The Contour TRL (Tunable Resurfacing Laser) platform gives us great flexibility for the treatments we can offer our patients in our Layton and Draper Utah Facial Plastics locations.
The NanoLaser Peel™ is fast and effective. These treatments usually take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the condition and the size of the area being treated.
What should I expect with recovery from Nano Peel or TRL?
NanoLaser Peel is considered a “weekend peel” treatment. It is less painful and there is less recovery than the Contour TRL. Skin will be red, can be patchy and dry for a few days. Post care will be discussed following treatment for proper care and healing.
Contour TRL provides a deeper resurfacing treatment for more advanced skin conditions and aging. Skin may feel raw, and have some oozing and drainage. Some patients report burning and itching, which will go away. Recovery will last up to a week, varying per individual. An ablative post care regimen will be discussed following your treatment and will need to be done during the week of healing.
How long after my NanoLaser Peel will I see my results?
You’ll notice obvious improvement in tone, texture, and color evenness across the treated areas as soon as your skin heals. This takes 3 to 4 days.
The laser beam is scanned over the treatment area to precisely ablate/vaporize a very thin layer of skin. This removes the old, dull, damaged tissue. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged skin cells that can make your skin look tired and old.
This includes blemishes and hyperpigmented areas. As the skin heals after your NanoLaser Peel™, new skin cells and new amounts of collagen and elastin resurface the area. The result is healthier-looking skin, with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and more even pigmentation. These treatments turn your skin from dull and tired to vibrant and young-looking.
Nanolaser Peel and Contour TRL can be done by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician. We have multiple providers on hand that are trained to provider these treatments and adjust depth of treatments based on your personal needs.
As mentioned above, we offer topical numbing if the patient would like it. Many patients don’t feel it is necessary. If we set the Contour TRL laser for a little deeper penetration, we will apply topical numbing prior to the session.
At Utah Facial Plastics, we feel the NanoLaser Peel™ is a great tool for rejuvenating facial skin, removing dry, dull, and tired-looking skin cells. Using light energy, the NanoLaser Peel™ removes the top layers of your skin at a depth that stimulates and accelerates the skin’s renewal process. These are great treatments for improving dull, tired skin.
They fit into the middle ground of skin treatments. Chemical peels are more superficial, removing only the outer layer of the skin. On the other end would be deep laser resurfacing, which dissolves the molecular bonds of damaged cells layer by layer. These treatments can remove deeper wrinkles and other issues such as acne scarring, but they require more recovery and have the potential for skin damage.
The number of NanoLaser Peels our patients want varies, depending upon their goals. You can see excellent improvement is just a single NanoLaser Peel™, but other patients look at them as ongoing maintenance to keep up with sun damage and the like from Utah’s abundant sunshine and high altitudes.
These are permanent results, as your NanoLaser Peel™ removes the top layers of your skin at a depth that stimulates and accelerates the skin’s renewal process. We’re not making this seem as if it were somehow akin to dermabrasion, where many layers of the skin are removed, but the damaged tissue NanoLaser Peels remove is gone for good. Of course, the aging process and your skin’s declining collagen production will continue their inexorable march, so future NanoLaser Peels can be considered as maintenance.
There are few side effects with these treatments. After your NanoLaser Peel™ your skin will have some moderate redness and will feel as if it has a sunburn. You may have some slight swelling. This is typical for about 12 hours.