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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Remember when your skin was smooth and soft? Over the years, the elements and toxins in the air have taken their toll on your skin and has made it show the signs of ageing. Get the skin to reflect the way you feel.

Signs of Ageing Skin

Ageing skin shows through lines appearing near the eyes, around the lips, the forehead and across the cheeks. Facial skin begins to loosen and sag.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

skin-resurfacingLaser Skin Resurfacing is a medical procedure that will correct the effects of the sun, wind and time.

Physicians around the world use the pinpoint accuracy of advanced CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers to repair damaged skin.

Laser skin resurfacing reduces wrinkles without having stitches. The laser emits an intense beam of energy that heats and vapourises tissue instantly without affecting surrounding tissue.

Laser skin resurfacing works by removing the outer layers of damaged skin through the laser beam. Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes are smoothed and deep creases and frown lines will be softened and acne scars minimised.

When the outer layer is gone, the new skin is softer and smoother, giving you the youthful appearance you wanted.

  • Periorbital Skin Resurfacing
  • Perioral Skin Resurfacing
  • Full Facial Skin Resurfacing

What is the recovery period?

There is generally a short recovery time after laser skin resurfacing. The healing occurs in the first couple of weeks when you are encouraged to keep the skin moist. The initial redness fades in a few weeks to a light pink, which can be covered up with make-up. This disappears after 3 months.

After a few weeks you will look well rested and refreshed.

What are the benefits?

  • Lasers cause less scarring, bleeding and bruising.
  • Lasers provide a level of control that is difficult to achieve with other treatments.
  • The doctor can visualise the effect of the treatment immediately.
  • Laser resurfacing is more predictable than other forms of treatment.
  • Laser surgery requires shorter recovery time than traditional treatments.

Is it for you?

Through consultation, your doctor will review your medical history, age, skin type and pigmentation, consider what results you want to achieve and then determine whether you are a suitable candidate for laser skin resurfacing.

What else can laser treat?

Lasers can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including age spots, freckles, moles and certain types of cancer, skin growths and tattoos.