Skin resurfacing is a treatment which helps rebuild, tighten and enhance the appearance of your complexion.
This non-ablative laser delivers heat through a large number of small spots per square centimetre to stimulate your body’s inflammatory response.
Before your treatment it is advised that you avoid tanning and sun exposure as well as perfumes, deodorants and any other irritants in the treated area. Also avoid taking aspirin and other blood thinners.
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The treatment can assist with any skin concerns on the face. This includes scars and stretch marks on the body.
Results will gradually be visible from about a week post treatment. If your treatment is to target brown lentigines, between 7-10 days post treatment they will darken before eventually peeling off.
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Does it Hurt?
Generally, patients may experience a slight discomfort, however prior treatment, a local anaesthetic is applied to the treated area. In addition, an integrated cooling system is placed in the treated area to minimise discomfort by removing excessive heat throughout the treatment.
You can return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure. You may experience some redness – with rarer side effects being cold sores, blistering and scarring. It is advised that you apply a hydrating moisturiser post treatment as well as a sunscreen daily with an SPF of 30+. Please avoid sun exposure as much as possible during the healing phase as well as avoid sleeping on the treated area. If swelling occurs, apply cold compresses to soothe the area.
How long will it last?
The treatment itself takes up to 90 minutes and the growth of collagen and elastin in the skin can continue to grow up to 90 days post treatment.
Why would someone have the treatment?
Skin resurfacing helps target signs of aging as well as any surface damage – giving the appearance of smoother skin.
Who generally has this treatment?
Those with skin concerns including:
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Skin texture
- Sun damage
- Surgical scars
- Age spots