Laser Skin Resurfacing
at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent
The prospect of a treatment to reverse the effects of sun damage and ageing with comfort and convenience for the patient has an irresistible appeal.
Treatment for skin problems such as wrinkles, weathering, pigmentation irregularities, acne scarring and lax skin were limited to traditional resurfacing procedures such as deep peels, dermabrasion and CO2 lasers. More recently the Erbium Laser (Er:YAG) has been introduced as an alternative to CO2 lasers.
Cambridge Skin and Laser Clinic recommend the Er:YAG laser for both traditional resurfacing and fractional skin resurfacing as it can achieve similar results to CO2 lasers with less side effects and limited or no downtime.
Traditional skin resurfacing methods treat the entire skins surface removing the upper layers of skin to reveal the fresher more youthful skin beneath. Fractional laser resurfacing only treats part of the skin leaving uninjured skin areas around the treatment site that act as a barrier promoting quicker healing and faster recovery.
At our Laser clinic we can advise you on the right treatment for your skin. Call now to arrange a free consultation with our experts.
A laser peel is a technique to remove the upper layers of the skin. The Harmony Erbium:YAG 2940nm laser module is used to remove the top layer of the skin. The depth of the peel depends on the power settings and the number of passes used. The Erbium laser peel can provide a partial to full epidermal removal (20-50 microns deep), as opposed to microdermabrasion which acts only on the stratum corneum layer of the skin (10-15 microns deep). In addition to its beneficial effects on the outer layers of the skin, it also stimulates collagen production and remodeling in the deeper layers (skin remodeling). The procedure is more controlled than a chemical peel and it avoids the use of harsh chemicals to refine the skin. The complication rate from an
Erbium: YAG laser peel is very low. The Erbium Weekend Peel gets its name because of the typical 2-3 day downtime usually associated with the procedure. With the controlled resurfacing associated with this more aggressive peel, one should expect tangible and visible reduction in sun damage and fine lines in the skin after one procedure.