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With sun damage and the effects of pollution and smoke, the outer layers of the skin (epidermis and dermis) become damaged. These changes can be removed with a laser that vaporises the skin and following 5 – 7 days of healing time produces a smoother refreshed skin texture.
Performed correctly laser resurfacing is very safe. Ultimately the safety is determined by the amount of energy used on each wrinkled mark. It takes years of experience to understand what is the ideal setting. If performed wrongly there may be scarring or lack of result.
It is unlikely you will experience any discomfort during the treatment itself since most types of laser resurfacing include the use of topical anaesthetic such as numbing cream. Of course, you may experience some side effects shortly after laser resurfacing; this includes mild redness of the skin
and some discomfort.
Patients are required to take excellent care of their skin including skincare after laser resurfacing.
Since the skin will be rather sensitive, it will be more prone to damage. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your skin after your treatment.
Before you leave the clinic, a member of our medical team will apply a special ointment to the area
that has been treated with laser energy. The medical team can also add some dressings. Both will
protect the laser skin resurfacing treatment area against factors such as sun exposure, sunburns
and other factors in the environment that could cause harm to your new skin after laser resurfacing.
Please note that patients who visit The Dr Lanzer Clinic for laser resurfacing will also receive some
post-treatment instructions. It is important to read these instructions carefully and to follow them
when you leave our clinic. The post-treatment guidelines do not only promote your recovery from
laser resurfacing, they could also enhance the result you obtain from the treatment.
Patients who wish to look at some before and after photographs of patients who had laser
resurfacing can refer to our countless case studies. When viewing our case studies, please
remember that certain patients in these studies had laser resurfacing on top of another treatment;
this is mentioned in the description. The case studies should also be seen as an example and not as
a definite result to be obtained from laser resurfacing.
Want to obtain an appointment for laser resurfacing? Please contact our friendly team of
receptionists by telephone or the website enquiry form.
Patients can obtain laser resurfacing for a variety of reasons; since laser resurfacing can have a variety of effects on the skin. So, while most patients will obtain laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging purposes, there is also a large fraction of people who obtain the treatment to tackle acne scarring and pigmentation.
Certain treatment areas are more common for laser resurfacing than others; this can be explained by the fact that certain parts of the body can be more prone to skin conditions and problems such as acne scarring, unwanted pigment and visible signs of ageing including fine lines, age spots, and stretch marks. Therefore, the most common areas treated with laser resurfacing include the face, hands, and chest.
Even though laser resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure, the results from the treatment can be quite visible. That being said, the result from laser resurfacing tends to be natural, so patients who prefer a natural look will often look at this treatment.
Cosmetic surgery procedures have become more advanced over the years; this does not solely include surgical options, but also non-surgical options such as laser resurfacing. Cosmetic surgeons have discovered the benefits of various lasers; this has led to various lasers being used for laser resurfacing treatments. Common lasers currently being implemented in laser resurfacing include the erbium laser and the fractional carbon dioxide laser.
When you visit a certain cosmetic surgery clinic, your surgeon will likely prefer a certain laser. That being said, the type of laser used for your treatment can also be subject to your skin type, skin tone and the problems you wish to correct.
Looking at the types of lasers currently being used for laser resurfacing; you can make a clear distinction between the so-called ablative and non-ablative laser. When a cosmetic surgeon uses an ablative laser, the surgeon will remove the outer layer of the skin; this promotes the production of collagen. The non-ablative laser also promotes new collagen production and skin tightening. However, the non-ablative laser will focus on the deeper layers of the skin or dermis.
Patients tend to choose the non-ablative laser if they wish to have laser resurfacing that is somewhat gentler on the skin. Of course, the non-ablative laser will require multiple appointments to achieve the desired result. Therefore, the cosmetic surgeon will consider all factors before making a recommendation for your laser resurfacing treatment.
An increasingly large number of patients now opt for Erbium Laser Resurfacing procedures. Dr Lanzer offers a free no-obligation assessment regarding scar treatment and laser resurfacing.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the face, get in touch for a free no-obligation consultation at Melbourne Erbium Laser Resurfacing clinic with Dr Lanzer.Request consultation
Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing laser resurfacing results.
View a recent Channel 7 ‘Today Tonight’ episode where Dr. Lanzer’s laser resurfacing procedure is discussed.
The surgical fee for laser resurfacing acne scars starts at $2000 and may cost $5000 for a full face plus hospital costs if relevant.
The laser beam vaporises the skin surface layer away specialised dressings are applied which enhance healing over the next 5-7 days recovery time. Based on Dr Lanzer’s 3 decades of using lasers he has found that the contour erbium laser resurfacing is the safest and most effective since it removes the lasers in a non-thermal (no heat) way. Heat is usually the cause of poor healing and increased downtime.
The earlier CO2 lasers left redness for many months. The newer breakthrough erbium laser performed correctly may leave no redness other than a slightly flushed appearance. Healing varies between patients and the areas treated.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.