Microlaser Peel

Microlaser peels have replaced microdermabrasion in the treatment of skin hyperpigmentation, freckling, fine lines and textural changes. Microlaser peeling also enables our specialist laser dermatologists to accurately control all treatment parameters to provide the best possible results.


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  • Lasers give a more precise peel at a predetermined and reproducible and controllable depth
  • Microlaser peels are infinitely more effective than microdermabrasion
  • Successfully treats conditions such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, freckles and poor skin texture
  • Microlaser peel downtime can be tailored to your requirements and preferences
  • Acne scarring, poor skin tone and deep wrinkles are best treated with fractionated laser therapy

Microlaser peels are surface to mid-level procedures that remove a thin outer layer of skin to a preselected depth with great precision. This treatment is an advanced clinical method that improves skin texture, tone and luminosity, and is easily adjusted to your individual goals. Since only a thin layer of skin is removed, healing times tend to be extremely quick.

Our Sciton MicroLaserPeel device uses a specific laser wavelength that is absorbed into the water molecules of the epidermis. The laser heats the water to a high temperature where it vaporizes and so ablates the surrounding cells. Ablating the top layer of the epidermis removes old, tired-looking skin and, depending on depth, will also remove blemishes such as sun spots and pigment irregularities. During the healing process, healthy cells re-grow, improving the overall appearance of the skin. Microlaser peels can be used alone or in combination with other laser techniques like fractionated laser therapy or BBL.

Almost any area of your body can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Your practitioner will determine the best procedure for your specific needs and skin type.

Conditions such as hyperpigmentation, freckling, photoageing,  poor skin texture, blemishes and fine to deeper lines can be successfully treated with our Microlaser peeling device.

Scarring due to causes such as acne, are best treated with Fractional laser therapy.

For deep wrinkles, Fractional Laser Therapy give superior results compared to Microlaser treatments.

Throughout the procedure, your eyes will be well protected with safety shields or glasses. Your treating specialist may also administer a local anaesthetic cream. The laser beam is delivered by way of a computer-controlled scanner which precisely positions it above the treatment area. You may hear a quick succession of snapping sounds as the beam removes the outer layer of dead skin cells. The entire treatment only takes a few minutes or up to half an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.

The level of pain varies between patients and primarily depends on the depth of treatment. Light treatments are often tolerated without anaesthetic.  Deeper treatments may require topical and/or local anaesthetic. Your practitioner will discuss the options for managing possible discomfort associated with this procedure.

Slight swelling is often experienced in the treated area; however, this usually fades within 4-24 hours. Redness may also persist for a few days, depending on the depth of the procedure. Again this resolves fairly rapidly. It is vital that you avoid all UV exposure, especially during the healing process. When you do go outdoors, cover the treated skin, wear a hat and apply an SPF 30+ sunscreen . Your treating specialist will inform you in detail regarding specific post-treatment instructions.

No dressings are required with this procedure. Your treating specialist will prescribe an occlusive ointment such as Aquaphor or QV to keep your skin hydrated for 1-5 days, depending on the depth of treatment.  Later on a quality moisturiser can be used to soothe and maintain the skin’s level of hydration.

Patient healing times depend on individual factors such as the depth of their selected treatment, skin condition and the degree of post-treatment care.  Most patients return to their normal activities within a few short days after treatment.

Results will become visible once the treated area heals. Most patients mention that this type of peel, even a light one, makes their skin glow and smooths out the texture of the epidermis. There is usually an immediate improvement in skin hyperpigmentation with a more balanced colour homogeneity.

Great results are usually seen after a single treatment. However, some patients prefer to opt for a series of shallow peels in order to achieve a gradual improvement in their skin coupled with minimal downtime.  Typically, the MicroLaserPeel treatment can be repeated every 4-8 weeks. You can discuss your own customised treatment options with your dermatologist to communicate your desired outcome.

MicroLaserPeel carries very few risks, which is one of the reasons why it has become such a popular method of skin resurfacing for many of our patients. Your treating specialists will always provide detailed information, including the risks associated with any type of medical procedure, at your initial consultation. The best ways to reduce potential complications is to strictly follow all after-treatment care instructions and attend all follow-up appointments. Both of these will help you reduce the risk of infection and ensure proper healing.

Microlaser peel treatment Please contact us for pricing information.
Microlaser peel combined with IPL/BBL Please contact us for pricing information.

We recommend a series of 3-4 treatments for Micropeel as a single treatment and 2 treatments with the Microlaser +IPL / BBL combination.

Cutis Clinic Radiant Skin Program, developed by Dr Davin Lim, has a similar outcome to a series of Microlaser peel sessions.

* This treatment is classified as cosmetic in nature and is not covered by Medicare or health insurance providers.

Microlaser peels have essentially replaced dermabrasion and microdermabrasion at our practice. Laser results are infinitely better and more reproducible for individual patients. Peeling depth can be precisely controlled to within a fraction of a millimetre, and the recovery period can be tailored to suit the patient. This is therefore the perfect treatment for skin rejuvenation when downtime is an issue.

I often combine microlaser peels with either BBL or fractionated laser to achieve better results in just 2 sessions compared to using either type as a stand-alone treatment.