The Sciton Contour TRL™ (tunable resurfacing laser) Erbium treatment, is one of the safest, yet most powerful and effective resurfacing lasers available today, and can mimic any laser resurfacing modality available. As one of the leading cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, in just one or more treatments, laser resurfacing dramatically improves the overall look of your skin, including fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. Individuals who have deep wrinkles in typically difficult-to-treat areas such as around the mouth and eyes have found Contour TRL™ laser resurfacing to be the very best treatment for these types of conditions.
Laser resurfacing is most commonly performed on the face. It can be very effective at reducing the wrinkles that occur around the mouth (e.g. lip lines) and eyes (e.g. crow’s feet), as well as improving the overall skin tone, texture and color anywhere on the face. The lighter laser peels can be done in most places on the body as well.
One of the wonderful benefits of Contour TRL™ is that it can be used on the face and body of people of all skin types, even ethnic skin. Certain precautions are taken with darker ethnicities and will be discussed prior to treatment.
The erbium laser used in the Contour TRL™ resurfacing treatment has a very high attraction to the water in your skin and is full field laser resurfacing. When the laser energy is applied, it ablates (vaporizes) a layer of skin to a depth controlled by your Skin Management Expert™. The high water attraction allows the Sciton laser to ablate blemishes, wrinkles, and damaged skin very efficiently, which makes it both safe and effective. As your skin heals, a new layer of fresh, healthy skin replaces the old damaged skin. Additionally, laser resurfacing stimulates the formation of new collagen, leading to a stronger dermal foundation and noticeably firmer skin.
Your results from the Contour TRL™ will vary depending on the severity of the conditions treated and the depth of treatment. Usually, you will be able to see immediate visible results such as removal of sunspots, wrinkle reduction, and skin texture improvement as soon as the skin heals. Additionally, you may notice gradual firming of the skin over the next several months as the skin’s healing and rebuilding response stimulates collagen remodeling and production, leading to healthier, more supple skin.
Many people can experience dramatic results with just one treatment for wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and laxity, as the laser can ablate up to 330 microns in the tissue, versus the lighter laser peels, which ablate anywhere from 4-50 microns, and take 3-4 sessions.
Your Skin Management Expert™ will go over an after-care regimen to address the common side effects associated with laser resurfacing and will include specific instructions to minimize these effects and hasten your healing. Localized swelling may be present in the treated area and can be addressed with cool compresses and keeping the area elevated. Redness may persist for several days, depending on the depth of the treatment, but will resolve over time. It is important that you avoid sun exposure, especially while your skin is healing. If you must go outdoors, it is recommended that you cover your treated skin, wear a hat, and use a sunblock of SPF 30 or higher after the skin has healed.
Your healing time will depend on factors such as treatment depth and post-treatment care. Healing time may also vary between individuals. As a general rule of thumb, the deeper the treatment, the longer the healing time, but the more dramatic the results. Your Skin Management Expert™ can provide realistic expectations of downtime based on your specific treatment as well as answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and provide suggestions on how they may be camouflaged.
With the precision of a Sciton resurfacing laser, your Skin Management Expert™ has the ability to fine-tune the treatments for a specific amount of downtime. In shallow treatments, laser resurfacing accomplishes effects similar to dermabrasion and chemical peels, only with much greater precision, consistency of results, and predictable recovery methods.
*Individual Results May Vary