At a Glance
Do you want to improve the texture of your skin, leaving it smoother, healthier and more refreshed? Do you want to avoid using chemicals or having a surgical procedure? Laser skin resurfacing is the solution.
At the Centre for Surgery, laser skin resurfacing is performed using Fotona’s TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation. This involves the use of a fractional light which rejuvenates the skin.
There are numerous benefits for undertaking laser skin resurfacing, including:
- Little to no downtime
- Able to rejuvenate the skin without surgery or the use of chemicals
- Suitable for any skin type
- Allows for precise and accurate control during treatment, giving you the best results
This is a suitable procedure for those who are concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture or acne scars. It is suitable for those who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure, do not want to use any chemicals and do not want to have any downtime.
You will have to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
You will need to attend a consultation with one of the surgeons who will be able to assess whether or not you are an eligible candidate for this procedure. The surgeon may suggest other procedures which you are more suitable for.
TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation uses laser light to specifically target treatment areas while leaving surrounding areas untouched.
This process involves two wavelengths which work together – the Ng:YAG and Er:YAG lasers.
The laser skin resurfacing involves three steps:
- Conditioning: the Ng:YAG laser is passed along the surface of the skin twice, penetrating the tissue and conditioning the skin.
- Fractional therapy: the fractional Er:YAG laser is used to ablate old skin, allowing for new, tighter tissue to form.
- Peeling: the full light Er:YAG laser ablates the skin, removing any superficial imperfections on the skin.
A topical numbing cream will be added to the skin to avoid any physical discomfort.
The procedure will take around one hour to complete.
You may wish to undergo numerous treatments. Extra treatments should be taken after one to two months, which allows enough time for the skin to fully heal.
This is a non-invasive procedure, so there is very little recovery time. You will be able to return home the same day as the procedure.
You may experience redness on the skin that may feel similar to a mild sunburn. This may last for around 48 hours.
After around 36 hours the skin will begin to peel. After seven days you may wish to do a light exfoliation to remove any peeling skin.
You should avoid any exercise for the first 24 hours. Avoid any sun exposure and applying any makeup for the first 48 hours. Avoiding makeup will help reduce the possibility of any acne breakouts. During this period make sure to keep the skin moisturised and hydrated.
What is laser skin resurfacing?Laser skin resurfacing treats the skin on your face, making you appear rejuvenated, more youthful and healthier. This is done without the use of any chemicals or without any surgery.
Laser skin resurfacing is done by using Fotona’s TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation system. This involves the use of two wavelengths – the Ng:YAG and Er:YAG lasers.
The Ng:YAG laser conditions the skin, while the Er:YAG laser ablates old skin and removes superficial imperfections.
Am I a suitable candidate?You will be a suitable candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you wish to improve the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure or resort to using chemicals.
Does laser skin resurfacing hurt?You should feel minimal physical pain throughout the procedure. A topical numbing cream will be applied to your face to minimise any discomfort.
What laser is used?At Centre for Surgery, we use Fotona’s TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation. This has two different wavelengths – Ng:YAG and Er:YAG.
What is involved in the procedure?Laser skin resurfacing involves three steps.
First, the skin is conditioned, which involves the Ng:YAG passing along the skin.
Nex, the fractional Er:YAG laser is used to ablate old skin. This allows new tissue to form.
Finally, the full light Er:YAG laser is used to ablate the skin, targeting any superficial skin imperfections.
How long does the procedure take?Laser skin resurfacing will take around one hour to complete.
What will the recovery be like?As this is a non-surgical procedure, you will have minimal downtime following the procedure.
You may experience some redness on the skin similar to a mild sunburn. This may last up to 48 hours.
After 36 hours, you may notice the skin will start to peel.
Will I have to avoid exercising?You will need to avoid exercising for the first 24 hours following the procedure.