Fractional Laser Resurfacing
At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we only use Medical Grade Lasers.
Laser uses light energy to selectively disrupt the skin in order to initiate a cellular response that then improves the skin.
Our Medical Grade 4D laser technology, gently resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin
Nd:YAG & Erbium Laser
Typically, Nd:YAG is used for pigmentation removal within the dermis such as treatments for sun damage, tattoo removal, veins, and much more. Erbium, on the other hand, is traditionally known as an ablative laser that causes controlled dermal injury that engages the body to reproduce healthier, fresher cells in response to the thermal effects of the erbium YAG in the skin. Both lasers can resurface the skin, with erbium being the more impactful of the two. Erbium lasers can remove many layers of the skin while keeping the tissue intact with the channels of ablation they create on the surface of the skin.
Erbium laser-resurfacing treatments allow for the healing of the skin to occur because of the way the laser is delivered to the skin. The laser energy emits fractionated laser beams that ablate narrow-diameter channels into the treatment areas of the skin. The remaining areas of the skin are left unharmed and provide structural support as the body begins to work on healing the laser-induced dermal injury in the skin structure.
Our medical Grade laser is the latest laser technology that can effectively resurface the skin with or without ablation. This option to switch between the ablative and non-ablative modalities of the erbium laser is a revolutionary treatment option. Our high-performance laser has been heavily researched and developed to produce an innovative, new approach towards the utility of lasers and their application for aesthetic purposes.
Skin resurfacing uses the Er:YAG laser with customisable settings that offer adjustable treatment options to suit the patient’s skin type and concerns. The ability to change parameters for practitioners permits them to provide higher-quality services to best meet their patients’ requirements.
Er:YAG fractionated laser is emitted to the epidermal layers of the skin in an “island-like” setting where laser injury is caused in equal proportions across the surface of the skin, while the surrounding tissue cells remain intact. The ablated treatment areas engage the body’s wound-healing response to stimulate fibroblasts to activate the production of new collagen. The method of channeled ablation versus full-field ablation of the skin yields highly favourable advantages for the patient and their treatment experience. It requires less downtime and less discomfort while still initiating neocollagenesis: the process of skin remodelling.
Our fractional laser skin-resurfacing treatments are safe and effective with rapid healing times that produce substantial improvements to the presented irregularities targeted by the laser-resurfacing treatments.
Laser skin resurfacing can effectively achieve the following improvements: – Treating sun-damaged, aging skin, possibly with acquired pigmented lesions (e.g. lentigo senilis, a.k.a. sun spots) – Reduce fine lines and mild wrinkles – Revise scars and improve the appearance of scars – Reduce stretch marks – Enhance drug delivery – Improve acne scars – Improve skin laxity – Improve skin tone – Improve skin texture – Improve discoloration – Reduce pore size – Reduce appearance of surface irregularities
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fractional laser resurfacing with our laser is an advanced way to treat your skin for surface improvements. If you would like to learn more about how to enhance the skin on your face or body, contact our clinic today to schedule your consultation with one of our skin specialists.
How a Treatment is done:
The specific treatment will depend on the area and concern being treated.
All treatments will be discussed with you to ensure you are happy to go ahead and all questions have been answered.
As a guide the following will occur:
- 1. The area treated will be cooled and your eyes will be protected with some goggles.
- 2. The skin will be numbed with a cream depending on the treatment selected.
- 3. The treatment will commence.
- You may have some minimal discomfort or heat sensation but the procedure will not be painful.
Most treatments last about 30 minutes.
After the procedure:
Depending on the procedure carried out, the after affects will vary from nothing, to some pinkness and inflammation or to significant redness and downtime.
All post treatment effects will be discussed with you to ensure you are prepared and understand the after effects. Most treatments have minimal or no downtime and can be done without any disruption to your lifestyle.
If pigmentation or vessels are being treated they may initially become darker before they resolve – this is normal. Resolution may be instant or take 2-4 weeks.
How may treatments?
Results and number of sessions required will depend on the type and extent of initial concern and other lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet and sun exposure.
As a guide, most conditions require 3-5 treatments every 3-4 weeks but some only require the one session.
At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we always discuss your individual concern with you and your expected results so you are aware of likely treatment outcomes and sessions required. Plans are also flexible so if you do not like a treatment or would like a change, this can easily be done. We want to work with your skin for its longevity.