Laser Skin Resurfacing

At The Private Clinic we have 2 main laser skin resurfacing treatments: Pixel and Pearl. Both laser treatments are offered at our Harley Street, London clinic. We also offer Pixel laser at our Manchester clinic.

Laser Skin Resurfacing clears and rejuvenates damaged, discoloured and uneven skin as well as lines and wrinkles. Pear Laser is also a very effective treatment for pigmentation, age spots and brown sun spots. There are several options available, from moderate to complete rejuvenation.

You don't have to put up with problem skin anymore thanks to our non-invasive Pixel and Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments. We use laser skin treatments to typically treat the face but we can also treat other areas of the body, such as the neckline (décolletage) with Pearl laser skin resurfacing. 

It is important to explore and discuss both options because although Pixel is more well-known, Pearl treatments may offer a more suitable treatment and result for you. 

The Problem

There are a number of common skin complaints that can be treated with our laser skin resurfacing treatments - Pixel and Pearl:

  • Brown Spots
  • Sun Damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne Scars
  • Wrinkles and lines

Not everyone wants to opt for surgery with its associated risks and lengthy downtime and this is where Laser Skin Resurfacing comes in!

The Treatment

Rejuvenating your skin can be easy with our Pixel and Pearl treatments. Pixel is an ablative treatment and works by taking away the top layer of the skin and stimulating new skin growth. Pearl treatments are ablative as well but Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion (as it is a combination treatment) go deeper than Pearl to achieve more extensive results. 


The Pixel Laser is a high-energy beam of light that is directed onto damaged or ageing areas of skin. The laser removes the epidermis and upper dermis triggering the body’s natural healing process which stimulates the growth of healthy new skin. It is a targeted laser treatment meaning it works on your problem areas, leaving the rest of your skin untouched.  Pixel can be used on most skin types. A course of treatments will be necessary but once completed the results are permanent.


Pearl is the latest generation of skin resurfacing technology by Cutera (a leading laser medical device manufacturer). It is the most effective single session laser skin treatment for lines, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and uneven skin tone without the lengthy downtime associated with traditional Erbium and C02 laser procedures. We offer 3 different Pearl treatments, with different benefits.

Here at The Private Clinic we offer:

  • Pearl Laser Resurfacing
  • Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing
  • Pearl Fusion

Each treatment delivers a unique blend of treatment and results. Your suitability can be determined at a consultation. Peal laser resurfacing may suit people with finer wrinkles and damage, while Pearl Fusion offers the deepest and most extensive treatment.

The Results

Both of our procedures can completely rejuvenate and revitalise your skin. You may only need a small area targeted or you may benefit from a full face treatment. After treatment the texture of the skin is visibly smoother, while lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, upper chest and hands are dramatically reduced. If you have had laser skin resurfacing for other reasons, your problem areas will have been stripped away, leaving you with fresh, more even skin. Some of our patients have even stopped using anti-aging creams and as much moisturiser after having a skin laser resurfacing treatment.


Pearl - depending on the treatment, full recovery will take between 5 and 8 days. 

Pixel - each treatment requires little downtime and it's possible to return to work straight after a treatment session but you may prefer to spend one or two days at home.

Our Medical Team

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced doctors and nurses working with us. Our specialist laser Doctors are Dr Puneet Gupta and Dr Edwin Anthony, who are based in London and have years of experience and can achieve results that truly speak for themselves. We also have a specialist Pixel practitioner in Manchester.

In order to achieve the best results and minimise the risks of unwanted side effects it’s essential that laser practitioners have a deep understanding of the different skin types and the advanced techniques used in this procedure. Our doctors are unmatched in terms of their skill and experience in laser technology and we treat more patients than any other clinics in the UK.

We have been recommended on TATLER 2011 Guide to Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery.


  • What are the different Pearl Laser Resurfacing treatments?

    We offer 3 types of treatment – Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion.

    Pearl – The practitioner guides the laser over the whole face, removing the top layer of the epidermis and heating a layer of tissue below it. It is used to improve the appearance of superficial lines and sunspots.

    Pearl Fractional – This laser penetrates deeper into the skin and is used to target specific areas of the face and deeper wrinkles.

    Pearl Fusion – This is a combination of the two procedures. Pearl is used first to improve the whole texture of the face and then Pearl Fractional is used to target deeper wrinkles.

  • Do the treatments hurt?

    The treatments feel like a series of brief pinches, and on a scale on 1 to 10 with 10 representing pain, most people say it feels like a 2 or 3. An anaesthetic cream will be applied before treatment to make you as comfortable as possible. 

  • How long do the treatments take?

    Pearl and Pixel treatments take approximately 20-30 minutes for a full face.

  • How soon will I see the results?

    After 3-4 days the top layer of skin peels off revealing new, healthy, younger skin underneath. More extensive Pearl treatments may take longer .

  • How many sessions will I need?

    Most patients will see excellent results after just 1 session with Pearl treatments. Pixel treatments are usually completed as part of a course. You can achieve good results after just a few sessions. 

  • Are there any side effects?

    After treatment, your skin will look as though it has been sunburned. You will need to keep it well moisturised for 3-4 days and can start wearing make-up again on day 3. More extensive Pearl treatments will require considerable more time spend at home and out of the sun as your skin rejuvenates.