Epidermal leveling is a non-invasive procedure that removes the top layer of skin. Since this layer consists mostly of dead skin cells, there is no major effect on the underlying tissue. Epidermal leveling also removes fine hairs that grow naturally on the face and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
The non-invasive nature of epidermal leveling means very little aftercare is required, but some precautions after the treatment can help maximize the long-term results.
Caring for the Skin after Epidermal Leveling
Because the top layer of skin is removed during the treatment, the lower layers are more able to absorb moisturizers and other nutrients. However, these layers of skin are not normally exposed, so it is important to provide appropriate skin care and sunscreen. Many doctors who perform epidermal leveling will recommend high-quality skin care products to use after the procedure. Some even supply "care packages" with appropriate products to keep the skin clear and healthy.
Results of epidermal leveling are immediately visible. The procedure removes dead skin cells as well as the fine hair that grows on the face, and which can collect oils, dust and other substances that can make the skin look dull. After treatment, the skin will look healthier, smoother and more "alive," with more even pigmentation.
Epidermal leveling can be administered every four weeks for optimal results. Repeating treatments any sooner than a month after initial treatment is not recommended, because this does not give the top skin layer sufficient time to grow back before it is removed again. With proper care, appropriate skin care products, and enough time between treatments, epidermal leveling can result in a radiant, smooth complexion.