A flexible resurfacing solution
What conditions can be treated with Laser Resurfacing?
Laser Resurfacing can treat a variety of skin conditions and imperfections, some include but are not limited to:
- Acne Scarring
- Actinic Keratoses (pre-cancers)
- Hypertrophic (ie. Thickened and raised) scars
- Surgical scars
How does this treatment work?
Your physician will use the Sciton Profile Laser to remove fine layers of the skin’s surface until the damage is cleared. This will then be replaced by younger and healthier skin regrowth on the surface, as well as stimulating stronger connective tissue production in the deeper layers of the skin.
- sun-damaged and dry coarse skin texture will greatly improve
- pigmented lesions will greatly improve or disappear
- fine wrinkles will fade while deeper ones will soften
- skin will look and feel softer and smoother
- colour and texture of skin will even out
For deeper skin problems, such as advanced sun damage & acne scarring, full thickness Laser Resurfacing with the Sciton Erbium Laser is the safest and the most appropriate treatment.
How long will it take to recover?
Healing time will vary slightly from person to person and will also depend on your treatment depth. Lighter peels may have only a day or two to recover (the ‘weekend peel’) while deeper peels will require around 5 days (for example, if the procedure is carried out on Thursday you can get back to work on Monday).
With lighter peels there is redness and a very short recovery time, about a day or two. For full thickness laser resurfacing recovery may take around 10 days. Your skin will likely have a residual pink or red colour. We will generally recommend you refrain from covering the treated area with make-up for the following 2 weeks after your treatment. Your physician will instruct you how best to care for your healing skin during your appointment.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields and the Sciton Profile Laser beam will be delivered to the skin’s surface through a computer controlled device that automatically scans the area of your skin being treated. There is a fast rat-a-tat sound which is the sound of the laser beam vaporising the outer skin layers. Your procedure usually takes around 30 minutes and will vary according to the severity of the problem to be corrected and the depth of peeling required. A full Laser Resurfacing Procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes to perform.
What aftercare will I need?
Aftercare is relatively simple and it is important to follow your physician’s instructions. You will be given some products and instructions on how to use them. This will ensure the best comfort and shortest healing time. Make-up can be used in 1 to 5 days for lighter peels and 14 days for a full resurfacing procedure. New skin will be very sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid unnecessary sun exposure for one week. You need to cover your skin, wear a hat and use a good sun-screen if you go outdoors.
Laser Resurfacing Sydney
For more information on our range of cosmetic treatments and services, please contact our Randwick Surgery on 02 9399 6444 or our Narellan Surgery on 02 4627 2000 or contact us online.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services may carry some risks which you can discuss with our doctor.