Laser Resurfacing Treatments

The North Sydney Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine Centre  in Sydney offers Laser Resurfacing

The whole objective of laser skin resurfacing is to offer you a fresher, smoother, younger, more attractive appearance and to make you feel better about yourself.

In the hands of skilled doctors the outer layer of the skin is carefully and safely removed. This allows a more youthful appearing layer of skin to grow in place of tired wrinkled skin.

The unique feature of the laser beam is its characteristic vapourising of skin tissue, so that the outer skin is being removed with pinpoint accuracy, causing lines and wrinkles to vanish. This wonderful process leaves a smoother, more youthful appearance. Also it is important to note there is little risk of scarring or pigmentation associated with laser skin resurfacing.

Clinical Result


Laser skin & facial resurfacing and treatment gives a smoother, more youthful appearance

Common questions about Laser Resurfacing

How long does a laser peel take?

A laser peel of the upper lip takes a few minutes. To do the whole face generally takes thirty minutes to several hours, depending on the anaesthetic, and the severity of the wrinkles or scars.

How painful is the procedure?

Pain medication, sedatives, or local or general anaesthetics are usually given to make the procedure comfortable. After the laser peel there is very little pain for most patients.

How can I prepare for a laser peel?

Your doctor may recommend the use of glycolic-acid products. Skin-lightening products will help to condition the skin and suppress pigment blotches, which frequently appear from hormones and sun exposure. Normally, 2-3 weeks of skin preparation helps the skin heal faster after a laser peel. Sun screen and sun protection before and after the peel is also very helpful to encourage a good result.

What do I look like while my skin is healing?

During the recovery period following a laser peel, there will be some oozing and swelling of the skin for a few days. A dressing or ointments are usually applied to the skin to prevent crusting and scabbing. The skin will gradually heal within 14 days.

How should I care for my skin after the peel?

About 2 weeks after the laser peel, the skin will still be pink and smooth. Makeup may be used at this time. Strict sun avoidance is necessary until the pink discolouration disappears. There are creams that can be used to help heal and protect the skin. Glycolic-acid products or Retin-A, can usually be restarted a few weeks after a laser peel has healed.

For your appointments, you may call our Miller Street, North Sydney office at 02 9929 2566.