Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

As the face ages, skin quality deteriorates. One method of improving the condition of the skin is by “resurfacing” it, i.e. by removing the outer layers to the level of the papillary dermis.

Removing the outer skin layers to the papillary dermis level induces re-epithelialization and new collagen formation, which can create a smoother, even-toned, and more youthful appearance.

Recent developments in laser technology are now delivering a longer lasting and scientifically proven method of restoring the natural beauty of the skin.

Unlike traditional treatments, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the unique characteristics of laser skin resurfacing allow more accurate and precise control over the treatment process.

For a more youthful look, this laser skin resurfacing offers:

  • Minimum recovery time
  • Natural-looking results
  • Improved tone and pore size
  • Treatments catered to your needs!

Light Laser Peel – this is a low-ablative resurfacing of the skin and is a great place to start to see how your skin will respond to laser treatments when resurfacing is required for more moderate ageing, fine lines and creases, and sun-damaged skin.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing – this is a low to medium-ablative resurfacing of the skin and is great for those who have already done a light laser peel and wish to go to a more advanced treatment. This can be done in specific areas of the face, such as around the mouth for those with deep creases, or around the eyes for the crowfeet and deep frown lines. The entire face can also be done.

For optimum comfort, treatments require the patient to apply a numbing cream 30-40 minutes prior to treatment. This will be discussed and provided to you during your consultation and setting up of your first treatment. There is greater “social downtime” of approximately 5-7 days.

NOTE: Due to the nature of these treatments, the ZO® Post Procedures Recovery System Skin Care Pack is included in your 3 or 6-treatments packages for you to use at home for optimal results.

Q & A’s

What are peels?

As we age, our skin cells begin to loose moisture, and collagen production is reduced. Peels are treatments used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin, removing wrinkles, enlarged pores, and spots. During a laser peel, the superficial layers of the skin are gently removed to promote regeneration of the skin, resulting in a smoother more youthful look.

What are laser peels?

Laser peels can remove nearly all fine wrinkles, while significantly improving deeper, more dynamic lines. The laser beam gently vapourizes micron-thin layers of the epidermis whilst thermally affecting deeper skin layers to stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.

Why choose a laser peel?

With laser peels, your laser technician has the ability to completely customize the treatment by controlling the depth and region of your treatment. The result is a treatment catered specifically for your needs.

What can I expect from the treatment?

Each person is different, but during the treatment you can expect minimal to mild discomfort. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience some redness and a sunburn-like sensation, depending on your customized treatment settings. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately, as the mild redness and sunburn-like sensation will only last for a few hours or a day or two. Some more aggressive treatments may have redness and mild swelling for 2-5 days. It is best to avoid direct sun for a few days following treatment and to apply sun screen at all times while outdoors.

Skin Resurfacing is one of over 40 laser treatments offered by Dr. Hatfield for:


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