Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional laser skin resurfacing provides total rejuvenation. Following this treatment, your skin will have a smooth, youthful and glowing appearance. It is especially effective for individuals looking to improve the appearance of acne scarring and stretch marks.
What technology do we use?
The award-winning ResurFace® Fractional Er:YAG Laser delivers ablative treatments for dramatic rejuvenation results. This involves the application of heat directly to the skin in small, focused columns.
Our medical grade system is more intense than other types of non-ablative lasers. It also delivers very similar treatments results to the widely popular but more aggressive ablative CO2 laser. However, ResurFace® does not cause the same side effects and has a much shorter downtime than CO2 laser.
Benefits of the treatment:
- Skin tightening
- Skin Texture Improvement
- Congested and Clogged Skin
- Wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smoker’s lines
- Targets crepey skin of the lower eyelids
- Scarring, Acne scars, Stretch marks
- Hypertrophic and Atrophic Scars
- Treats pigmentation issues and sun damage
How does it feel?
The treatment is very tolerable, almost painless. The skin will feel ‘sunburnt’ post treatment. Therefore, ice-packs / wet gauze can be used to help alleviate any discomfort.
How does it work?
Medical Grade ablative resurfacing fractional laser produces inflammation and heat deep in the skin by depositing multiple microscopic laser beams. Subsequently, the heat spreads into the dermis and stimulates our fibroblasts. In response, the skin initiates a natural wound healing process.
Ablative lasers are used to encourage collagen regrowth while tightening the underlying skin, leading to a more youthful look. As skin heals itself, tissue and collagen stimulation will occur helping to improve skin texture, wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks etc.
How will I look after?
SWELLING is common in the treated area, but usually dissipates within a few days.
REDNESS in the treated area is common and usually lasts 24 hours on the Gentle settings and up to 3 days on Deep. Make-up can be applied after the initial 24 hrs.
BRONZING/ROUGHENED SKIN will last for 3-7 days as the skin expels the microscopic debris.
PIGMENT CHANGES are very rare and usually temporary. This can be minimised by avoiding sun exposure and using sun protection such as Lynton Light Protect SPF 50.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend of the quality of the skin, age, life style, diet and pre-existing skin problems. Generally, 2-5 sessions will be required 2-6 weeks apart, depending on the setting of the treatment.
Who can not have this treatment?
You can not have this treatment if you have or take the following:
- Long Covid
- Keloid formation/scars
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Roaccutane (Acne Treatment)
- Epilepsy or Advanced Diabetes
- Amiodarone (Anti-Arrhythmic)
- Communicable Diseases (HIV etc.)
- Immune/Lymph System Disorders
- St John’s Wort (Herbal Antidepressant)
- Rosacea or extensive broken capillaries
- Recently tanned Skin (less than 3 weeks)
- Gold Salt Injections or Gold Medications
- Some antibiotics and High dose Oral Steroids
- Systemic autoimmune disease Conditions (e.g. Lupus)
- Skin pigmentation problems (e.g. Melasma or Vitiligo)
- Cancer, PDT (Photodynamic therapy) or other Cancer treatment
Ablative Fractional versus fully Ablative CO2
How long is the treatment?
The treatment usually lasts around 20 - 30 min depending on your skin condition and complexity of the problematic areas. The cooling might be applied to the skin following the treatment. This might take up to 30 min. You will have a patch test and a Face-to-Face consultation prior to the first treatment.
What happens after the consultation?
You will not be hustled or pushed into buying anything at your first consultation. It will provide the necessary information and build understanding of the treatment and the technology we use to assist you in making your own decision.
You can choose to go ahead with the treatments or have a cooling off period following the consultation.
We do not treat children under the age of sixteen. Older children can have these treatment at the Laserina Clinic only with a referral from their GP.
Price Guide, per treatment:
Full Face £450
You can contact us over the Phone 0161 969 4190 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org