Sciton Micron Peel is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. The depth of the procedure is individually tailored to the condition being corrected, using a partial (20-micron) to full epidermal (50-micron) peel, performed with topical anesthetic. Because this procedure ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion (10-micron penetration) and full skin resurfacing.

Photo of a patient receiving a Micron Peel at Sante Medical.

Symptoms immediately following the procedure resemble sunburn, with minor flaking on the second day. Social downtime is generally two days, hence the nickname ‘weekend peel.’ Patients with lighter micron peels can often return to work the next day.

Type of Device:

Non-Ablative Erbium Laser (2940 nm, 1064 nm, 1319 nm, 2940 nm)

Skin Types:



Mild to Moderate

Social Downtime:

3 - 5 days

Treatment Time:

30-60 Minutes

including numbing time

# of Treatments Required:

By Assessment (typically 1 - 3)

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Redness & Flushing


Sun Damage


Stretch Marks


Acne Scarring

Acne Scars

Fine Lines

Tattoo Fading