Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

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.

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.

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.

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Dark skins are more prone to scarring – especially if the patient has suffered from severe acne – and hyper-pigmentation, which means uneven skin colour mostly on the face.

Olive skin and darker skin are often more difficult to treat than lighter skin types. This is due to the higher content of melanin in the skin, which means the light – whether coming from the sun or an artificial light or laser technology – is absorbed more quickly by the body, resulting in higher risks of burns and of hyper pigmentation. This is why laser have to be set at a lower intensity and specific settings are essential when treating olive, Asian and darker skin types.

Old laser technologies are not sophisticated enough to allow to adapt the settings to the different skin types. Newest technologies on the other hand allow us to treat all skin types safely and effectively.

Most importantly, over 60% of people we treat, with lasers, at The Private Clinic are Asian or Afro-Caribbean skin types and our doctors and laser practitioners are the most experienced in the Country in treating darker skin types.

Pixel Laser for Skin Resurfacing

The PIXEL Laser is the latest laser technology to reduce the appearance of scars and deep pigmentation. As well as producing stunning results, this non-invasive procedure is suitable for all skin types, including dark skin.

The PIXEL Laser is a high-energy beam of light that can be directed into certain areas of the skin. Unlike other laser treatments where the whole of the selected target area is damaged, the PIXEL Laser only treats small areas, leaving surrounding tissue untouched and intact. These large unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin tissue.

Clinical studies have proved that PIXEL Laser treatments can significantly improve skin texture, reduce roughness and pore size, reduce acne scarring and reduce excessive skin pigmentation.

The result is new, smoother tissue in place of skin imperfections.

Usually a course of three to five treatments is needed. There is slight discomfort and most people find that they can return to work immediately after treatment.

We work with some of the most experienced practitioners in the Country in the use of lasers for skin resurfacing. We have been featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies on a number of occasions.

If laser treatment isn’t an option for you, we can tailor a product package treatment suitable to your skin type and tone.

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.

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 full 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.

Price starts from £500 and we can treat targeted areas, as well as provide full coverage to the face, neck and decolletage. Price may vary depending on the area and the number of treatments needed. Find out more here.

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

Birmingham

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester

    All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.

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    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.

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