As more people embrace non-invasive beauty treatments, Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatments have become one of the go-to treatments for younger, better-looking skin.  Fractional Resurfacing treatments for the skin are a good option if you would like to rejuvenate and improve your complexion with minimal recovery downtime or side effects.

Common skin concerns like acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles and more can be remarkably improved using laser skin resurfacing. Sydney residents looking for a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment can reach us here for a consultation and more information on fraxel resurfacing treatments.

Here is a quick breakdown of how fraxel lasers work and why they are worth considering.

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What are Fractional Lasers?

Fraxel laser treatment is a quick, comfortable laser procedure with little downtime, it is used for resurfacing and improving the overall appearance of your skin.  A fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, and the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing, and stimulates new collagen, adding firmness and resilience to the skin.

Laser skin resurfacing targets the outermost (epidermis) and the second layers of the skin (dermis) by delivering laser light beams in small deep columns into the skin. These light beams target a small fraction of the skin at any one time expelling old pigmented epidermal cells and promoting the regeneration of collagen.

Since fractional laser treatment targets small microthermal treatment zones (MTZs), the surrounding skin tissue remains intact which results in faster recovery. The surrounding healthy tissue around the area being treated helps in promoting faster recovery so you can expect minimal downtime from fractional skin resurfacing.

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Who Can Benefit From
Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Pollution, UV rays, Hormones and other factors naturally take a toll on your skin over time but the effects can be minimized with laser resurfacing.   Sydney residents with any of the following skin concerns can take advantage of fractional laser treatment to get rejuvenated and healthier skin.

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Photodamage

Laser skin resurfacing is also effective in boosting collagen production, shrinking pore size and improving the overall appearance and texture of the skin. This treatment can also be used on any part of the body including the neck, chest and hands making it a good option if you want to treat different parts of your body for acne scars, issues with skin tone and more.

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Fractional Lasers vs.
Other Facial Lasers

There is a wide range of laser treatments available for skin rejuvenation but fractional lasers stand out. The main benefits of fractional lasers include:

  • Suitable for all skin types: No matter what your skin type is, fraxel lasers are a safe, non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation. This treatment causes minimal tissue damage and has minimal melanocyte stimulation making it safe even for darker skin tones.
  • Better safety and downtime profile: compared to other types of laser treatments, fraxel laser treatment allows for faster healing since it only targets small sections of the skin at a time. This means less downtime for recovery.
  • Versatile: Fraxel laser resurfacing can be used safely and effectively on multiple areas including the face, neck, chest and hands.
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What Does Fractional Laser Treatment Involve?

Getting any kind of skin treatment can be a bit daunting if you do not know what to expect. However, when getting skin resurfacing treatment, Sydney residents can rest assured that our team of experts will provide a friendly, safe and efficient service.

Preparation and assessment

Before the laser treatment, your therapist will assess your skin and identify the specific areas to be treated. They will then make recommendations for your treatment plan based on your particular skin condition.

Any question you may have about the procedure; expected results and downtime, will be discussed to ensure that you are fully informed about what to expect.  Your therapist may also require any information about your medical history to ensure the procedure is as safe for you as possible.

It is recommended to avoid sun exposure for two weeks prior to and post your treatment as the sun’s UV rays can create skin sensitivity and potential hyperpigmentation.  We highly recommend applying an SPF of 50 or more to protect the skin daily from UV rays.

Treatment

On the day of your treatment, your therapist will go over the treatment details with you once again.

We will begin with a thorough cleanse of the skin. Once the treatment area is cleaned, an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area to ensure the process is as gentle and comfortable as possible.

Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, usually within ten minutes, the anaesthetic cream will be removed and a gliding gel is applied.

The fractional laser then begins and the procedure takes at least 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

Post-Treatment and Recovery

Once the treatment is complete, the gliding gel will be removed. At this stage it is normal to experience a mild tingling sensation and a flushed complexion, however, this should resolve within an hour or so.

In most cases, any swelling or skin irritation experienced after the procedure should resolve in 2 to 3 days. Your skin may also have a pinkish tone after the procedure but this will also resolve in a couple of days.

You may notice that your skin starts to flake or shed after 24 hours. Most patients experience small scabbing and flaking of the skin due to the micro-injury created by the treatment. This is a normal and wonderful process, as the skin tissues are actively working to be renewed. Keeping your skin moisturized will help ease the flaking.

As your skin heals from this process, it is important to use sunscreen with an SPF50+ and keep sun exposure to a minimum for up to four weeks after treatment.

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Patient results for fractional
laser skin treatments

Below you can see actual before and after results that some of our previous patients have achieved:

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What Results Should You Expect After Fractional Laser Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing has multiple benefits on the overall texture and complexion of the skin. Following your treatment, some of the expected benefits include:

  • Minimised appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and acne scarring
  • Lightening of melasma and dark spots
  • Reduced appearance of photodamage
  • Smaller pores
  • Blurring of scars
  • Rejuvenated skin due to stimulation of collagen production
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How much does
laser skin resurfacing
cost in Sydney?

The average cost of laser skin resurfacing in Sydney ranges from $499 to $2795 (AUD). However, actual costs will depend on the zone to be treated and the number of treatments. You can reach us here for a consultation and quote.

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Why choose us for your skin resurfacing in Sydney?

At My Cosmetic Clinic, our goal is to deliver professional service tailored to suit your specific needs. Our team of cosmetic physicians will walk with you through the treatment process ensuring that we find the best solutions for your skin problems. We use advanced techniques to provide tailored solutions at an affordable price.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any more questions about our laser skin treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions that may also provide you with the information you’re looking for.

Yes, fraxel laser treatment is safe for most people and has minimal side effects. Swelling, flaking and reddening of skin are possible side effects of the skin resurfacing treatment but they will typically resolve in 5 to 7 days following treatment.

A single treatment session is enough to show visible improvement in your skin. However, you may need up to four to five treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal improvement in your skin condition. Based on your condition and desired results, the doctor will advise on the appropriate number of treatments.

Yes, laser skin treatment is suitable for darker skin. Compared to other types of laser treatments, the fractional laser is less abrasive since it targets a small fraction of the skin at a time. This means it induces minimal melanocyte stimulation so the risk of hyperpigmentation is lower.

For safe and gentle skin resurfacing, Sydney residents can opt for fraxel skin treatment since it is non-invasive and has minimal side effects. This treatment is well tolerated by most people, but in some cases, you may experience the following side effects.

  • Scaling or flaking of skin
  • Swelling of the treated areas
  • Tightness
  • Hyperpigmentation or skin tone changes in some cases

In most cases, these side effects will resolve in 2 to 3 days, but you can consult the doctor if you have any persistent side effects after your laser resurfacing treatment.

On average, it will take about 5 to 7 days for your skin to heal after the laser treatment. You may experience flaking, redness and swelling in the first 2 to 3 days after swelling but this will gradually resolve after the first week.

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Facelift/Neck Lift Surgery
Before & After

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Frequently Asked Questions

The ideal face lift candidates are men or women who are seeking to improve their sagging facial and neck skin. You should be physically and psychologically healthy, and wanting to improve your appearance, rather than hoping for perfection. You will also need to understand the benefits and potential risks of the surgery.

Most individuals who seek a facelift procedure are between 40 and 70 years old. However, if you are younger than 40 years of age with a substantial amount of loose skin on your face and/or neck, a facelift is a suitable procedure for you as well.

For an assessment, please book a consultation with Dr Ansari.

The types of facelift surgery available at My Cosmetic Clinic include:

The traditional full facelift and neck liftThe mini facelift.The thread facelift.

 

During your consultation, Dr Ansari will examine you and discuss how a facelift could help to improve your appearance. He may also show you “before” and “after” pictures of previous patients, who have undergone the same or a similar procedure, and explain the steps of your facelift to you in detail.

Dr Ansari is more than happy to answer all your questions during the consultation, however if you have any further questions, you can email them to us or make another appointment with Dr Ansari.

Prices for facelift surgery varies depending on a number of factors. These include your specific goals and requirements, the type of facelift you have selected, and the type of anaesthesia used for your procedure. We will give you a firm quote, once all of the particulars have been decided during your consultation.

Dr Ansari usually performs his facelift surgeries at our Day Surgery Unit, using twilight sedation and a local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia, depending on your preference.

For a traditional facelift, it is important to place the incision in an area where it won’t be obviously visible. The actual facelift incision is at the “ups and downs” of the ear at the front and in the ear groove at the back of the ear, so when it heals the scars won’t normally be visible. First of all, the skin is mobilised from the underlying tissues and then the underlying layer of muscles and fascia (called SMAS) of face and neck are tightened; this step is vital in giving you natural and long lasting results.

Dr Ansari doesn’t believe in only tightening your skin, as it gives a “pulled look” and short term results. So your skin is re-draped back over your facial muscles and fascia without excessive tightening and stitched in place, after excising any extra skin. All of the incisions are closed with fine stitches with the aim of providing fine inconspicuous scars. At the conclusion of your operation, a dressing and compression garment is applied. A traditional facelift takes around 4-5 hours to complete.

Although this procedure is extensive, the pain during (if done under local anaesthetic) and after the procedure is easily tolerable. Strong painkillers and a script for antibiotics will be provided to you, although for most of our patients, simple painkillers is enough.

The facelift procedure cannot stop the aging process, however it does make you look more refreshed and rested. It is commonly said that a facelift will make you look 10years younger, however, it is important for you to realise that a facelift doesn’t stop the aging process. The results of a facelift may be considered permanent, in that you will continue to look younger for many years, much longer than if you had not undergone a facelift.

We always recommend that patients should prearrange post-surgery support from family members or friends, following your facelift surgery.

Following your facelift surgery, you will be allowed to return home the same day.You will see Dr Ansari in his rooms 2 weeks following your procedure, when the stitches will be removed. Any bruising and swelling will gradually subside during the first 2 weeks and by the time you see Dr Ansari, you should be quite presentable. Most patients return to work 2 weeks after their surgery.

Some of the potential risks associated with facelift surgery may include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve injury, and poor healing. Numbness over the cheek and neck areas is common after a facelift, but usually resolves itself over a period of months. It is important to note that smokers are at an increased risk of poor healing, which may lead to poor quality scars after a facelift.

Unfortunately no, facelift surgery is designed to target the lower portion of your face, along with your neck. Wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes will require other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, and/or anti-wrinkle injections.

You can return to work in about 2 weeks following your facelift surgery, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 4 weeks.

If a facelift is performed correctly, there should be no surgical signs. The goal is to help you to look more youthful and rested, without creating a face that appears too “tight”.

Although most of the surgical steps are the same, at the time of your facelift surgery, we need to take into account a number of anatomic differences between women and men to assure that we obtain the best results for you.

For example, due to the vascularity of the beard area, men are at a slightly increased risk of bleeding, but they also seem to heal a bit more quickly as well, with less bruising and quicker resolution of any swelling. In addition, the incisions for a facelift need to be positioned different on men than women, to avoid hairy ears. There are other issues regarding shaving after a facelift surgery for men, due to mobilization and repositioning of the hair-bearing skin on a man’s cheeks.

Dr Ansari is an experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping patients achieve the results they desire. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of a facelift or neck lift for yourself, contact My Cosmetic Clinic. You can call us on +61-1300-854-989 during working hours. You can also book your appointment or you can send an enquiry through our contact form on this website.

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