Book a Free Medispa Consultation Online
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
What is laser skin resurfacing?
The award-winning ResurFACE fractional laser system delivers dramatic results for complete skin resurfacing. ResurFACE laser treatment offers a solution to those who are looking to change and improve the appearance and smoothness of their skin without the associated downtime of other, more aggressive treatments such as CO2 laser and injectable options.
ResurFACE offers a versatile range of different fractional resurfacing laser treatments to treat the UK's most in demand aesthetic concerns including:
- Stretch Marks
- Minimising pigmentation and age spots as well as giving the skin a fresh and glowing appearance
- Dramatically smoothing and improving commonly scarred areas of the skin; providing excellent results on facial acne scarring
- The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced through stimulation of collagen production, plumping the skin and resulting in a natural youthful appearance
- Helping tackle general congestion ‘lumps and bumps’ on the skin, resulting in a smooth and clear complexion.
How does fractional skin resurfacing work?
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrates into the tissue, causing small columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body's natural recovery process, allowing dramatic results without significant downtime.
Who is suitable for treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction of wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin is cleansed and the handpiece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typical treatment times very depending on the skin conditon and the area being treated, but will range from 10-40 minutes. After treatment the skin is cooled. Protective eyewear must be worn during treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
A warm, heating sensation is felt during treatment, with some mild stinging. After treatment the skin can be quite hot and so cold compresses are often utilised to minimise discomfort.
You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after treatment and the skin may be red for 1 to 2 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Swelling is likely but minimal, and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As the healing process occurs, your skin may have a 'bronzed' appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you had mild sunburn.
How many treatments are necessary?
Improvement is evident after the first session, but for optimum results 3 to 5 treatment sessions are often advised. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks, depending upon the level of rejuvenation required.
Are there any side effects?
Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirm suitability. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.
Book a Free Consultation Today
Prior to any treatment, you will always be offered a free of charge skin consultation that will allow you to discuss your skin condition, treatment goals and expectations with one of our highly trained skin practitioners. Consultations are bespoke to each client and are all held in a private treatment room. If you choose to go ahead with the treatment you will be required to have a skin patch test which can usually be carried out immediately after the consultation.
In order to book a free consultation, either call us on 020 8977 8700, or use our online booking form.