Below, she and our team has answered the most common questions her patients ask about TRL Laser Resurfacing, so you can learn how this treatment might help your skin.
Q: How does a TRL laser peel work?
A: A TRL Laser peel is a laser treatment in which a very precise layer of skin is safely removed. This stimulates the growth of new collagen and with fresh, healthy new skin cells, improving the skin’s quality and thickness, reducing or eliminating pigmentation irregularities and lines on the face. It is the best way to address the problematic lines that occur around the mouth and the eyes. The depth of the peel will depend on your skin condition, desired outcome, and how much downtime you can accept.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: The most common area to treat is the face, and it is also an option in some cases to treat just around the eye region or just around the mouth area.
Our deepest TRL peels can be done during surgical procedures, while you are under anesthesia, making this an excellent laser option to achieve beautiful skin along with the rejuvenating effects of a facelift.
Q: Who is a good candidate for TRL?
A: The TRL laser is ideal if you have mild to severe facial wrinkles, especially around the mouth or eyes. It can also be used to remove acne scars, pigmented lesions, or scars from injury or surgery. It is best for patients with lighter skin tones who desire the fewest possible treatments but can accept a little more downtime from each treatment.
Q: How do I prepare for my TRL treatment?
A: The most important thing to do before your TRL treatment is to minimize sun exposure as much as possible. Avoid the sun when you can, and make sure you keep covered with hats and broad spectrum sunblock any time you are outdoors.
During your consultation, we will thoroughly review your medical history to ensure your safety and results. This will allow us to recommend any necessary pre-treatment, including skin lighteners to prevent your skin from producing pigmentation during and after the peel or a prescription for an antiviral to prevent any viral outbreaks. We will also give you a laser kit with all of the aftercare products and supplies you will need during your healing process, and review this kit in detail.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Since TRL is capable of deeper treatments, many patients see excellent results can be after just one treatment. Keep in mind, though, the deeper the peel is, the slightly longer time period the healing process will take.
We will customize the depth of the peel, as well as how many treatments you will need, to your individual needs. In most cases, patients are healed completely within a week to 10 days, but can expect some slight pinkness to the skin for a few weeks after the treatment.
Q: Will it be painful?
A: Here at LJCSC we make sure that all our patients are as comfortable as possible during the entire treatment process! The comfort of the laser can vary from patient to patient and with depth of treatment, but is generally very well tolerated with topical anesthetics and some medication to help you relax and feel more comfortable. If you opt to take medication for your treatment, you will be required to have someone drive you to and from the centre.
Enjoy pain-free TRL laser treatments with add-on option PRO-NOX™
Every patient deserves a comfortable experience, so we now offer an add-on option to use PRO-NOX™ during laser treatments at LJCSC.
What is PRO-NOX™?
PRO-NOX™ is a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system that allows you to be in full control of your comfort. If at any point you feel you need something to take the edge off, simply breathe through the PRO-NOX™ mouthpiece for instant relief from pain and anxiety.
Unlike oral pain medication, PRO-NOX™ takes effect in seconds, but these effects wear off minutes after your treatment, leaving no trace of the chemical in your body. You can safely drive and return to your normal routine without worrying about side effects.
Ask us about adding PRO-NOX™ to your treatment at your consultation, or contact us for more information!
Q: How soon will I see results?
A: During the healing process, the top layer of skin will slough off and the skin underneath will begin to heal and regrow, in which you will immediately see noticeable improvements in skin texture, tone, and wrinkles. Skin will continue to improve in tightness and resilience over the next 2 months, with full results sometimes taking up to 6 months to see.
Q: Who is not a candidate for TRL skin resurfacing?
A: Patients with certain skin conditions, difficulty with healing, and darker toned or history of pigmentation problems may not be candidates for TRL. The good news is, you have multiple laser resurfacing options at LJCSC that are designed to be used on all skin types.