Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area will become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides, and within a few hours the area returns to normal. Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
Around 3-10 days after treatment hairs will begin to surface. Most of these hairs were treated and are falling out, it is not regrowth. The hair follicles need to purge the hairs that remained under the skin. Please refrain from waxing, plucking, or bleaching between treatments (shaving is okay).
Patients will see a gradual and persistent improvement of their skin over a 12-20 week program which is about 3-5 treatments.
The superficial peels are usually done several times over the course of several months while the deeper peels usually only need to be performed once to achieve the desired effect. Regardless of the technique, you will likely need repeat treatments in the future.
Depending on size of the area being treated, most peels are performed in less than one hour.
That depends on your skin. Some patients reported changes after the first treatment. Your skin will look cleaner and healthier after a few microdermabrasions, but major changes (like reduction of wrinkles and scars) become visible after five treatments.