treatment time: 60 min
average treatments required: 1-2
social downtime: 7 days
During a laser resurfacing treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.
The laser treatment replaces the entire top layer of skin with new healthy skin. It is excellent for treating sun damage, acne scars, skin discolouration and fine lines and wrinkles. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment resulting in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
The Lime Tree clniic uses a Pearl Cutera laser – unlike “fractional” laser treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimising the number of required treatments. Typically, only 1-2 treatments are necessary to renew your skin.