Ablative and Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This form of laser treatment is a more invasive treatment with a significantly longer recovery period of time required.

These treatments aimed primarily at rejuvenating more sun damaged skin where the patient wishes to avoid surgical procedures.

The resurfacing laser can also be used to remove certain types of age mark to minimise any residual scarring.

The fractionated laser (are named as such as they only treat a limited percentage of the surface area of the skin and so minimise the risk of complications that were seen with deeper ablative treatments) is also used to rejuvenate sun damaged skin and to reduce wrinkles.

It is also commonly used to reduce acne scars, post-surgical scars and keloid or hypertrophic scars.

For more information on these treatments please contact and speak to our Eastern Suburbs Dermatology laser nurses.

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