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Face Laser Resurfacing Before & After Photos


The patient presented with very deep creases on his cheeks and other areas of his face. These types of deeper lines respond very well to our Erbium resurfacing laser.


This is the patient just one month post his Erbium resurfacing procedure. Notice the dramatic improvement in the deeper lines and texture of the skin.

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What Does Laser Resurfacing Do To Your Skin?

Many patients who choose laser resurfacing are interested in how the laser procedure produces its unique effects. They also wonder how the laser interacts with the skin, as it is a treatment that they are considering themselves.

At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, we are dedicated to providing patients with accurate information regarding cosmetic surgery. We provide loads of information pages on our available cosmetic procedures, but also some before and after photographs many patients find useful. Today, we will take a closer look at how laser resurfacing interacts with the skin to help patients understand this treatment better.

Do Skin Tones Influence Eligibility For Laser Resurfacing?

Patients with various skin tones can obtain the benefits of laser resurfacing. That being said, a specific laser will be selected by the skin tone you have; this because certain lasers are more effective on fair or darker skin tones. Therefore, it is important to get an evaluation by Dr Lanzer before you have your laser resurfacing treatment.

Most surgeons will state that laser resurfacing can be easier on a patient with a fair skin tone; this due to the fact that lasers tend to provide the best result on lighter skin tones. One of the problems with darker skin tones is that the laser can interact with melanocytes. As a result, pigmentation can occur, leading the skin to turn somewhat brown. To ensure this does not occur, surgeons have to use a different kind of laser in patients with a darker skin tone.

Patients with a light skin tone tend to have their treatment with the so-called erbium laser. The erbium laser interacts with water inside the skin, subsequently making the occurrence of burns less likely. For patients with a darker skin tone, the cosmetic surgeon will use fractional lasers or CO2 lasers. So, both types of patients can have the treatment, albeit with a different laser. So, the interaction between laser and the skin can be different too.

When it comes down to choosing the type of laser for your procedure, there can be a choice between ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. While non-ablative lasers are less invasive, they can require multiple treatments for the same result.

Is Laser Resurfacing A Suitable Anti-Ageing Treatment?

Laser resurfacing can create an anti-ageing effect; this considering the fact that the laser will strategically remove certain layers of the skin. By causing targeted damage to the skin, the body responds by starting up its collagen production to repair itself. It is this collagen that can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a rejuvenated appearance.

Because of its rejuvenated influence on the skin, it is not uncommon for patients to choose an additional treatment such as laser resurfacing; this on top of any surgical procedure they are having at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. We do have to mention that not all patients require this additional treatment, it all depends on what the patient wants. Common procedures that are combined with laser resurfacing include the blepharoplasty and the facelift.

In addition to rejuvenating the skin, laser resurfacing can also tackle abnormalities such as sun damage and acne scars. To determine the best treatment for you, your cosmetic surgeon will look at your medical history and listen to your requirements.

How Long Do I Need To Recover From Laser Resurfacing?

Since your skin will be rather sensitive for some time after the procedure, it is advised to keep the skin clean during your recovery; this will prevent any bacterial infections. You should also ensure proper sun protection, as the sun can be harmful when your skin is this sensitive.

Recovery time for laser resurfacing is variable. Some patients resume their activities almost immediately, while others need a couple of days or weeks to recuperate. Recovery time also depends on whether the surgeon has used an ablative laser or a non-ablative laser.

Is Anaesthetic Used During Laser Resurfacing?

Most patients receive a topical anaesthetic before the treatment takes place. An injectable local anaesthetic is usually not required.

Why Should I Look At Laser Resurfacing Before And After Case Studies Before I Come In For My Appointment?

We find that laser resurfacing before and after case studies on the website can be quite educational for some patients. Even though it is a non-surgical procedure, it is still a cosmetic procedure that should be considered carefully by patients. In order to do that, you need the right information, which our laser resurfacing before and after case studies can provide.

The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides a treasure trove of information to patients; this includes about laser resurfacing. Our laser resurfacing before and after case studies are certainly a part of that information provision, as they provide patient with laser resurfacing before and after photographs as well as detailed info about the treatment.

When looking at the case studies on our website, we ask patients to remember that photographs can vary in colour; this is due to the different colours our computer monitors can display. Some monitors are crisper and clearer than others, so we ask patients to take this into consideration.

We also tell patients to see our case studies as examples, and not as results that can be obtained through the treatment. We like to remind everyone that the human body is unique; this means that each patient will receive results unique to them. While we can provide an estimate, the results are always individual for each patient.

What Are The Benefits Of Obtaining Laser Resurfacing?

Our clinic provides patients with advanced cosmetic surgery procedures; this includes some of the well-known procedures you have heard about, but also treatments that are relatively new. At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can also benefit from the services of Dr Daniel Lanzer, one of the most experienced and celebrated cosmetic surgeons in Australia.

To book your consultation at our clinic for laser resurfacing, or to uncover your eligibility, please contact our receptionists by calling our clinic or by entering and submitting your information through the free advice form.

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Dr Lanzer has found that the best and most natural results can be obtained by combining multiple procedures. Each procedure is directed at a particular issue and thereby produces the best overall result. Dr Lanzer has found that combining a number of focused procedures he can obtain an excellent natural result.


Dr Lanzer has over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Dr Lanzer is skilled in Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and many other Cosmetic Surgery procedures.

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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.

All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.

Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.

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