Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser
The Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser (TRL) is a dual mode Erbium:YAG resurfacing laser that can help with visible signs of skin damage caused by the sun, environmental toxins and the natural aging process. TRL technology gives the provider the ability to adjust the depth of treatment depending on the severity of wrinkles, sun damage, or skin condition. Clinical studies have shown that erbium lasers produce far fewer side effects than are commonly associated with CO2 lasers such as prolonged swelling and hypopigmentation. There are different depths of TRL treatment. The TRL Nano Laser Peel, the TRL Micro Laser Peel and the TRL Deep laser resurfacing. The TRL Nano Laser Peel is the least aggressive, and the TRL Deep is the most aggressive.
TRL’s unique ability to be tuned for different tissue effects gives it the widest array of possible treatments. TRL provides the ability to plane down wrinkles externally while internally stimulating the dermal collagen matrix to firm the skin and add dermal resilience. TRL can treat all skin types, both on face and body.
The TRL Nano Laser Peel treats superficial pigmentation, melasma, acne and ruddy skin, providing an instant brightening. Gentle light energy is used to remove imperfections and debris, revealing a softer, more even skin tone and restoring a healthy, vibrant glow in just 2 to 3 days.
The TRL Micro and TRL Deep Laser treat these conditions:
- Mild to deep wrinkles
- Persistent peri-oral (around the mouth) and peri-orbital (around the eyes) deep wrinkles
- Acne scars, post-traumatic and surgical scars
- Actinic keratoses
- Pigmented lesions
- Poor skin tone/texture
- Actinic keratosis
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you feel like after a TRL laser peel?
Following your TRL Nano Laser Peel and TRL Micro Laser Peel treatment, you can expect to feel as though you’ve had a sunburn in the treated area, redness, and swelling. During the TRL Deep Laser Resurfacing healing phase, the skin appears pink though crusting, scabbing, and swelling may occur. This resolves over 2-7 days revealing your rejuvenated glow.
What is the healing time?
Downtime time will depend on your specific concerns and the depth of treatment needed. The TRL Nano Laser Peel healing time is typically 1-2 days. The TRL Micro and TRL Deep healing times range from 5-10 days. We will discuss what to expect in more detail at your consultation.
When will I see results?
Although individual results vary, most patients see an improvement in their skin’s texture and tone in about a week. As you continue to experience cell regeneration, you may continue to see improvements over the next several weeks and months following your treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. A major benefit of the Contour TRL is that it can be customized to fit your busy lifestyle. A series of lighter peels produce beautiful results without the an extensive recovery period. A personalized plan will be created for your specific needs to give you the best overall results. This plan could include but is not limited to: multiple treatments, combination treatments, and/or treatments combined with products.
Enhance your treatment experience:
Add PRO-NOX to your treatment! PRO-NOX (laughing gas) is a great solution to make any procedure more comfortable. If you are hesitant about your treatment due to your pain tolerance or anxiety levels, then PRO-NOX is a great addition to improve your experience.
Recommended Skin Care Products
The use of Alastin Skin Nectar 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment is highly recommended to optimize your result and shorten the duration of your recovery period. The Alastin Skin Nectar has been clinically proven to clear cellular debris in the skin to allow for new collagen growth and reduce inflammation during the healing process.
Use a gentle cleanser after treatment. We recommend the Alastin Gentle Cleanser or Restore Gentle Cleanser.
Keep your skin hydrated with consistent moisturizing. Moisturizing your skin after treatment is important to help to promote healing and the peeling process. EltaMD Moisturizer or Restore Healing Blam will help whenever your skin feels dry.
Daily use of a mineral-based sunscreen to the treated area is imperative for at least 3 months. If direct sun exposure is unavoidable, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Your practice of diligent sunscreen use may lower the risk of laser-induced hyperpigmentation (darker color). DLC carries Wallaroo sun protective hats and BloqUV sun protection clothing in our office. There are several options in physical sunscreens we recommend. Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral SPF 36, Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50, EltaMD Physical 41, and Revision Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45.
All products may be purchased at DLC. Some products are available for purchase online. To see a complete list of the skin care products available at DLC or to order online click below.