Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is one of the most innovative ways to rejuvenate damaged skin, tackle signs of ageing and even out areas of discolouration in as little as 20 minutes per session. Addressing pigmentation, age spots, sun damage, acne scars and wrinkles, the method restores a refreshed appearance on the face and neckline without the need for excessive downtime. 

The Problem

Our facial skin is always exposed, meaning it is more likely to feel the effects of the sun, pollution and general signs of ageing. Brown spots or uneven skin tone on the face can leave even the most pampered complexions looking older, while sun damage or scarring can make it feel seemingly impossible to achieve a healthy glow.

Wrinkles and fine lines start to appear as early as the mid-twenties, but surgery and strong anti-ageing treatments aren't suitable for many of those unhappy with their skin. Laser Resurfacing provides an ideal solution to restore the skin in a minimally-invasive way. 

The Treatment

We work with two main resurfacing treatments; Pixel laser and Pearl Laser - chosen because of their noticeable results and flexibility around different lifestyles. 

Pixel Laser

Pixel Laser uses a high-energy beam to take away the epidermis and upper dermis layers of damaged or ageing skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and new growth in the area. As the laser is only targeted at specific areas, unblemished skin is left untouched meaning less invasion and better results. 

The nature of the treatment means it is suitable for most skin types, with the vast majority of patients achieving permanent results after completion of a course. 

Pearl Laser

The latest generation of skin resurfacing treatments, Pearl is a single session laser method that targets lines, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone without lengthy downtime or a delicate recovery period. Like Pixel Laser, the treatment is ablative meaning it targets the surface layer of skin and the method is available in three different forms: 

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

The three different treatments allow practitioners to create the most tailored experience for your skin’s needs and achieve the best possible outcome. Each patient's requirements are entirely individual, but Pearl Laser Resurfacing is normally most suitable for finer wrinkles and damage, while Pearl Fusion is a much deeper treatment for more active rejuvenation on damaged skin.  

The Results

Skin appears completely rejuvenated and revitalised with a noticeable improvement in tone and texture, and a dramatic reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Signs of sun damage are reversed, while discolouration is blended for an overall even complexion and less imperfections. The face and neck appear more youthful, and many of our patients comment that they no longer need excessive anti-ageing creams.

Pixel laser results are permanent, but normally most noticeable after a course of treatments. Patients who undergo Pearl Resurfacing will normally see results after one session.  

Downtime

Pearl

Depending on the treatment, full recovery will take between 5 and 8 days. 

Pixel

Each treatment requires very little downtime and it is possible to return to work straight after a session, though some patients do prefer to spend a day or two at home.

Our Medical Team

We are one of the UK’s leading specialists in non-invasive treatment and have some of the most experienced doctors and nurses working with us. Our specialist laser doctors and practitioners have an esteemed reputation for their pioneering work on skin rejuvenation and produce results that speak for themselves.

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

FAQs

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  • What are the different Pearl Laser Resurfacing treatments?

    There are three types of Pearl Resurfacing Treatment available; Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion.

    Pearl: Pearl is often most suitable for finer wrinkles and sunspots. The practitioner guides the laser over the whole face, removing the top layer of the epidermis and heating a layer of tissue below it.

    Pearl Fractional: Often used for deeper wrinkles or particular areas of more severe damage, Pearl Fractional penetrates deeper into the skin to rejuvenate fully.

    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 have been delibately chosen for being less invasive. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 representing pain and 1 representing no pain) most people say it feels like a 2 or 3. An anaesthetic cream will also be applied before treatment to make you as comfortable as possible. 

  • How long do the treatments take?

    Pearl and Pixel sessions 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.