In Queensland, this type of treatment can only be performed under the guidance of a Doctor and with the appropriate level of training and laser licensing.
Dr Scott Allison offers laser skin resurfacing in New Farm using CO2RE laser by Candela. Using the latest generation in laser technology it can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation and other skin blemishes in a single treatment.
Treatment of the entire face is completed in as little as 30 minutes and requires only topical numbing. Five to seven days of downtime is expected during which time the skin will peel and shed. Results will continue to improve over the following three to six months. Most patients will only require one treatment.
About the Treatment
What is CO2 laser Skin Resurfacing?
This procedure uses laser energy to dramatically rejuvenate the face by causing ablation and coagulation at targeted levels in the skin. It is particularly beneficial for patients living in Australia, where significant amount of sun exposure is accumulated throughout our lives. CO2 laser skin resurfacing addresses deep lines formed by scars or deep wrinkling, elastosis (a loss of elasticity) and uneven textural changes in the skin as we age.
What is the downtime?
The CO2 laser is a more intense skin rejuvenation treatment and requires 5-7 days of downtime, depending on the depth of the treatment. The skin may also stay slightly pink for a month or so after healing is completed. Collagen will continue to be produced up to 12 months after the treatment. The outcomes of this procedure are significantly improved by diligently following the pre & post-care instructions below.
How does CO2 laser skin resurfacing work?
It works by precisely ablating areas of skin into tunnelling micro columns produced by laser energy applied onto the surface of the skin. The CO2 laser transforms light energy into heat, coagulating tissue and causing formation of fresh new collagen and elastin bundles. The overall result is dramatic skin rejuvenation after just one treatment.