The PROFILE™ CONTOUR™ laser brings a new approach to skin peels
What is CONTOUR?
The CONTOUR system’s combination of two lasers sets a new standard for laser skin peels, allowing your physician to precisely vary the depth and the effect of your laser treatment. Your peel will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
What conditions can be treated with Contour?
• Epidermal Nevi
• Acne Scars
• Solar lentigines
• Actinic Keratoses
• Hypertrophic Scars
• Surgical Scars
What will the CONTOUR laser do?
Your physician will use CONTOUR to remove thin layers of your skin’s surface, which will be replaced by younger skin growth. Only CONTOUR has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimized to your skin condition. Your wrinkles will soften and become less noticeable; some will disappear. And pigmented lesions will greatly improve.
What areas can be treated?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Discuss your needs with your physician.
How long will it take to recover?
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment depth. You may experience erythema (redness) which may last several weeks. Healing time does vary among individuals. Your physician can answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.
What should I expect after treatment?
It will take a few days to replace the outer layer of your skin. Redness is common and swelling may be present in the areas treated, however this should subside in a few hours. Your physician will instruct you how best to care for your healing skin. Your skin will have a residual pink or red color that will resolve over time.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The amount of discomfort varies from patient to patient. Your physician will discuss your anesthesia options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment.
Is there a risk?
Following the correct aftercare procedures prescribed by your physician will reduce the risk of infection. You will return to your physician for follow-up visits to ensure excellent healing.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your physician will administer anesthesia after discussing the options with you. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. CONTOUR laser beam will be delivered through a computer controlled device that automatically scans the area of your skin being treated. You may hear a snapping or popping noise as the laser beam gently removes the outer skin cells. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the depth of your peel.
What aftercare will I need?
It is important to follow your physician’s instructions. You will be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of infection and ensure the shortest healing time. The top layer of your skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about one week. Your new skin will be very sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid sun exposure until fully healed. You need to cover your skin, wear a hat, and use a good sun-screen if you go outdoors.