Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing Treatments
About Skin Resurfacing Treatments
There is a great demand in our current times to reverse the effects of ageing, and laser resurfacing treatments are proving more and more popular with patients.
Prevention medicine is growing to reduce the risk factors of skin health such as sun exposure, poor diet, genetics, free radicals and so on. Laser therapy is one of the most advanced anti ageing treatments, and is frequently used for skin rejuvenation. Non ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments are developing very rapidly to become the gold standard for laser therapy for various indications including anti ageing treatments for photo-ageing.
How does it work?
Fractional laser treatments use a relatively new technology that successfully corrects many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions. With these anti ageing treatments, the laser beam is broken up or fractionated into many small micro beams that are separated so that, when they strike the skin surface, small areas of the skin between the beams are not hit by the laser and are thus left intact. These small areas of untreated skin promote much more rapid re‐epithelialisation, recovery and healing, with less risk of complications. The small areas treated by the fractional micro beams, called micro treatment zones, cause sufficient laser injury deep in the dermis to promote new collagen production and resultant facial skin rejuvenation.
Does it hurt?
No – you will feel warmth when the laser is worked over the skin but no pain will be felt. Your skin may remain pink for up to 24 hours and we recommend you follow a thorough skincare routine following your treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare my skin?
During consultation for skin resurfacing treatments you will be advised on a thorough skincare routine which we advice that you follow to achieve maximum results.
What will my skin look like after?
Everyone’s skins react differently to anti ageing treatments but we do expect you to have pink/red skin directly after the treatment which will fade over the next 24/48 hours. Skin flaking can follow roughly 4/7 days after skin resurfacing treatments take place.
How many treatments will I need?
Again, this varies from person to person but we recommend a minimum of 3 with 4 week in-between each treatment.
How much does it cost?
Please click here to download our price list for skin resurfacing treatments.