skin resurfacing

skin resurfacing is hugely effective as a rejuvenation treatment which removes fine lines and wrinkles, tightens skin, evens out discoloration, repairs sun damage and smooths out rough skin. It can also treat deeper skin concerns such as scars, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and pigmentation. Our skin experts can focus on specific areas such as around the eyes or mouth, or treat the whole face. We can also treat the neck, chest, hands and arms.

How do laser resurfacing treatments work?

The laser creates beams of thermal energy which penetrate deep into the skin. The laser beams vaporize damaged skin and by stimulating your body’s natural healing process, encourage collagen production and cell regeneration to reveal glowing renewed skin.

Is laser resurfacing right for me?

If you have lines and wrinkles around your mouth, eyes or forehead and are looking for noticeable rejuvenation and younger-looking skin, this treatment will give you exceptional results. It can also treat skin conditions including scarring, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation and pigmentation such as age spots and sunspots.

skin resurfacing – Frequently Asked Questions

Are there alternative treatments to laser resurfacing?

If you aren’t sure if this treatment is right for your skin concern, we offer a wide range of treatments to rejuvenate your skin. Our skin peels are hugely popular, especially if you are getting ready for a big event and want to look your best. We also offer micro needling which can be a highly effective treatment for lines, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin.

Can laser resurfacing remove acne scars?

This is a very effective treatment for acne scarring. The level of reduction will depend on the type and depth of the acne scar. Your doctor will discuss expected treatment results with you during your consultation.

Does laser resurfacing hurt?

Prior to treatment, your doctor will numb the area using a local anesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort throughout. Where there is a larger area to treat, it may be necessary to carry out the treatment under general anesthetic in a local hospital. We will talk you through the whole process in your consultation.

How long does laser resurfacing take to heal?

This will depend on the treatment area and the type of laser used. Your skin will be red for a few days and the skin will then begin to peel which may last 7-10 days. We will confirm all of this during your initial consultation.

How many treatments do I need?

Many of our clients see amazing results from just one treatment. The specific number of sessions required will be discussed in your initial consultation and your doctor will tailor your treatment plan to your goals and desired results, as well as your lifestyle.

Is laser resurfacing permanent?

Results will last for a long time, but they are not permanent. Your skin will continue to age, so you may need further treatments in the future.

What does laser resurfacing do?

Laser resurfacing removes the damaged outer layer of skin, which then encourages new skin to grow. This can effectively remove or reduce scars, lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, pigmentation and rough skin.

What downtime is required?

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. This may last a few days and, depending on the type of treatment, you may also experience some swelling and or flaking of the skin. If pigmentation is present on the skin, this may darken soon after treatment and last a few days until it gently flakes away revealing fresher, glowing and smoother skin.

Which Laser Resurfacing Is Right for You?

During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss your needs and assess your suitability for treatment so that your Laser Resurfacing treatment can achieve your desired results.

What results can I expect?

The results of laser resurfacing are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and have a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring further improvements as the deeper layers of the skin continue to produce new collagen. Some ablative laser treatments (which may have a longer recovery time) will require few treatments and will last for several years. Other non-ablative laser treatments may require several sessions to see the best results but have less downtime.