The most commonly used ablative lasers are the carbon dioxide CO2 or erbium YAG where the upper layers of the skin are removed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, for scar revision and to treat irregular skin pigmentation.The CO2 laser is used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles and can be used on the whole face including around the eye area (peri-orbital) or around the mouth area (peri-oral), it takes off the top layer of skin to reveal the new skin underneath. The Techno Beauty Blast™ combination chemical and erbium YAG laser peel is a treatment that can be done once for a refreshed look or 3 sessions over 3 months for optimum results and the effects are long lasting allowing for natural ageing, as long as sun protection is used, along with good skin maintenance regime in the guise of our medically developed SkinScription products.
10-90 minutes per session.
A few days.
1-4 treatments at 4 week intervals.
There are few risks associated with this type of treatment as the lasers do not penetrate the skin very deeply. Patients can experience redness, blistering and swelling around the affected areas, and the skin will peel between days 3 and 4 of recovery. Resurfacing can be carried out on any part of the body, although it is primarily designed for the face. Afro-Caribbean skin is not compatible with this treatment. Please also note that there is a risk of permanent scarring and/or pigmentation involved in this type of treatment. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact any one of our laser aestheticians.