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Laser Resurfacing: What, Why, How?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

You’ve just seen the most incredible results after laser resurfacing. Your friend has been raving about it all week, and they do look amazing. Now it’s all you can see. You’re scrolling through Instagram seeing transformation after transformation and you’ve finally decided to find out what laser resurfacing is all about.

Laser resurfacing | A woman smiling with her hand on her face

So; what is laser resurfacing, how does it work, and why would you have it? Keep reading to find out all you need to know about laser resurfacing.


What is Laser Resurfacing?

In a nutshell, laser resurfacing is a controlled burning of the outer layer of your skin. You might be thinking this seems scary, but it’s really not as bad as it sounds. The idea is to utilise your body’s natural healing process to improve your skin, which we’ll come back to later.


Here’s what to expect from treatment:

  • The treatment is performed all over the area in two passes. This means that you will have the full area lasered twice in one session.

  • After the laser process is finished, you'll have a rich moisturiser applied to encourage the skin’s healing process and helps your skin to retain moisture. You’ll feel heat building up in your skin which will gradually fade in the next 2 hours.

  • For the following 7-12 days your skin will be recovering and renewing itself.

How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

Laser resurfacing works by removing the damaged outer layer of your skin. Your body will recognise this controlled burn as the damage that needs to be repaired. So after the laser treatment, your body starts the healing process to repair to an even better level than it was before. The body’s natural healing process stimulates collagen production in the skin. This will lead to completely rejuvenated skin with reduced lines and wrinkles, smaller pores and plumped skin.


So overall; your laser Resurfacing treatment will replace the outer layer of your skin with flawless new smooth and healthy skin.


Why Would You Have Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing | A woman posing with a smile and hand on face

Laser Resurfacing treatment is ideal for you if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Scarring (Acne-scarring, injury scarring, post-surgery scarring)

  • Large pores

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Wrinkles and fine lines

  • Sun Damaged skin

  • Stretchmarks

  • Sagging skin

You can actually have laser resurfacing on any area of the skin, but most commonly it is performed on the face, neck, décolleté, and any small area that needs this treatment.


So, now you should have a great understanding of what laser resurfacing is, how it works, and why you would have it. You’ll be feeling more confident in your understanding of laser resurfacing and whether it’s the right treatment for you, but we understand you might want to speak to a professional. Click the button below to book your free consultation with Dr Hala and find out more about your skin and what treatments it needs.


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