The Hollywood PeelThe PicoPlus Peel, better known as the Hollywood Peel, is an increasingly popular laser peel that improves skin tone, reduces fine lines, and reduces age spots and pigmentation. MD Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein Institute offers PicoPlus treatments to patients in the greater Baltimore area.
The “Hollywood Peel” received its nickname due to its popularity among Hollywood stars undergoing treatment before walking the red carpet. As the popularity of the peel has grown, it is now requested by brides-to-be and for special occasions.
Patients choose the Hollywood Peel to achieve the following:
- Glowing youthful skin
- Improved overall skin tone
- Smoother skin
- Reduction of fine lines and acne scars
- Reduction of the appearance of age spots and pigmentation
What to ExpectBefore treatment, a light layer of carbon lotion is applied to the skin and left to set for 10-15 minutes. After the lotion has set, the laser is gently applied to the skin, passing over the targeted area. The patient will hear snapping sounds when the laser is fired and will feel a slight tingling or warmth as the laser removes the carbon in the lotion along with a very fine layer of skin. The entire procedure usually takes 30 minutes or less.
After treatment there is no downtime and the patient can return to regular activities immediately. Because the treatment is so gentle it can be performed on a monthly basis or even just once before a special event, depending on the results the patient is trying to obtain.