The LiteTouch Laser Peel™ is without question the next generation in clinical skin care, is our most popular clinical skin care treatment. MAS is a leading pioneer in combination skin care therapy, and the Laser Peel is one of the top contenders for the most innovative use of lasers combined with the best chemical peel systems on the market.

Elite-level combination treatments like this are the only way to treat both the superficial and deep layers of the skin at the same time for the quickest and most dramatic results possible, also with the least amount of downtime. Advanced treatments of this kind should only be performed by physicians who are both skilled and experienced with clinical level skin care and resurfacing lasers since the results in less experienced hands can be unpredictable or less than ideal in any number of ways.

Chemical peels and laser treatments performed separately are wonderful treatments, but they really shine when performed together with the exclusive protocol developed by laser skin care specialist Dr. Nicholas Vendemia. With The Laser Peel™ system, they work synergistically to give you a result that cannot be matched by any other skin care treatment. All high-level clinical treatments like this are performed by the doctor himself for the best possible results, comfort, and safety.

How is The Laser Peel™ different from other skin care treatments?

Portrait of woman with perfect natural makeupThe LiteTouch Laser Peel™ is the only clinical skin care treatment that effectively treats the collagen-producing deep layers of the skin at simultaneously with a targeted chemical peel for the most superficial, visible layers. Treating the entirety of the skin like this, from superficial to deep, was thought to be impossible because of concerns about excessive downtime, but with the advent of The Laser Peel™, this is no longer true. Because all layers of the skin will be healing at the same time, the healing response is greater, the downtime is minimized, and the results far surpass what is possible from either treatment performed alone.

The non-ablative, fractional laser component of The Laser Peel™ penetrates deeply into the dermal layers and heats the skin from the inside out which closes pores and stimulates a “healing response” in the collagen fibers. This healing response resurfaces old scars and imperfections, lightens deep discoloration from chronic sun damage and melasma, and closes large pores.

After the deep dermal heating, the superficial skin layers are peeled using a highly advanced chemical peel system that not only peels more evenly than any other system on the market, but also includes a clinical skin preparation and hyper pigmentation solution to more effectively deal with sun spots. The peel is finished with an extended-release retinol solution for maximum healing potential that minimizes the recovery time.

Both steps of The Laser Peel™ can be customized for a tailored amount of downtime that ranges anywhere from 3 days to 7 days depending on your goals and scheduling limitations. The Laser Facial™ is an excellent alternative for anyone who likes the idea of a combination treatment, but wants a more gentle version with less downtime.

How is The Laser Peel™ different from The Laser Facial™?

The Laser Peel™ and The Laser Facial™ are very similar treatments with one exception, the peel. Both procedure start the same way, and take about the same about of time to complete (60-90 minutes), but The Laser Peel™ includes a full-strength chemical peel while the The Laser Facial™ does not. The strength of the peel used can be customized to provide a range of downtime and results, but the downtime after The Laser Peel™ is longer than The Laser Facial™. The Laser Facial™is more of a maintenance treatment that should be performed 3-4 times per year once all of your skin problems have been treated and you are happy with the overall appearance of the skin surface. The Laser Peel™ will treat nearly all of your skin issues like sun damage, large pores, and superficial imperfections like acne scarring, and should only be performed once or twice a year during the fall and winter months when the sun exposure is minimal. Most of our skin care patients will have 1 or 2 Laser Peels in the winter every few years, and then follow up with a Laser Facial three times per year (every 4 months) in between. A routine like this is absolutely ideal in every way since the surface layers are constantly refreshed and healing, and the deeper dermal layers are constantly producing new collagen and helping to refresh the superficial layers. There is no better regimen in all of clinical skin care.

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Are you considering a laser peel in New York? We offer the newest peels and the quickest recovery times, and all treatments are performed by a physician for added safety and comfort. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office at 917-703-7069.

What is the downtime after The Laser Peel™?

The downtime after the Laser Peel can be customized within a range of 3-7 days depending on how dramatic you want the results to be, balanced against how much downtime you can afford to take. The more downtime that you are willing to accept, the more dramatic the results will be, and vice versa. Immediately after the treatment, you will look like you have a medium sun burn. Your skin will be pink, warm, and sensitive. The following morning, most of the redness will be dissipated, but you will notice the first stages of the peeling process, which will continue for the next 2-5 days depending on the strength of the peel. Once the peeling has subsided, your skin will remain pink and sensitive for another 1-2 days, but at this point you can easily disguise this with a gentle mineral makeup. If you have the Laser Peel on a Thurs or Friday, most of you will be ready to go back to work on Monday.

Can the Laser Peel™ be combined with injectable fillers and Botox?

No, we do not recommend that you do The Laser Peel™ at the same time as Botox or fillers, but not because the Laser Peel affects the injectable products. Combining all of these treatments is theoretically possible and safe, but the total treatment time is often too long for most people. The Laser Peel™ can require up to 90 minutes of treatment time, so adding even more treatment time on top of that can be prohibitive for both comfort and scheduling. That being said, it is always possible to combine simple injectable treatments with a Laser Facial or a Laser Peel as long as you discuss it with the doctor beforehand. The best way to do this is to schedule a separate skin care consultation before your treatment.

If you’re ready to take the next step, please call our office at 917-703-7069 or contact us online to schedule a personalized skin care consultation. If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the amazing results in our Before & After Laser Skin Care Photo Gallery.

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Are you considering a laser peel in New York? We offer the newest peels and the quickest recovery times, and all treatments are performed by a physician for added safety and comfort. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office at 917-703-7069.

Dr. Nicholas Vendemia performs chemical and laser peels for women and men in the New York metro area. We encourage you to contact us online or give Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery a call at917-703-7069 to schedule a visit. Dr. Vendemia is a leading cosmetic surgeon in New York City with a reputation for custom care and beautiful results.