Advantages of Laser Resurfacing
Why suffer with problem skin, thanks to our Pixel, Erbium YAG and UltraPulse CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, IPL and HiFU skin tightening treatments that will be a problem of the past. Skin lasering is typically to the face but other areas of the body can be treated too, such as the neckline, torso and legs. It is important to explore and discuss all options because although the Pixel laser is the more well-known, Erbium YAG and UltraPulse CO2 treatments may offer a more suitable treatment and result for you. The Erbium YAG and UltraPulse CO2 Lasers are very effective treatments for scarring but may need multiple sessions.
Lasering is particularly good for sun damage, uneven skin texture, scars, mature acne scars and wrinkles and fine lines.
- Quick treatments 30-45mins
- The more intense the laser the less sessions needed
- Erbium YAG is safer in darker skins
- Ultrapulse: The most powerful CO2laser in aesthetic medicine
Pixel Laser Procedure
The Pixel Laser emits a beam of light at high-energy that is aimed at damaged or ageing skin. The epidermis and upper dermis is removed by the laser triggering the body’s natural healing process which promotes the growth of new skin. It is a targeted laser treatment meaning it works on your problem areas, leaving the rest of your skin untouched. Pixel can be used on most light to dark skins. A course of treatments will be necessary but once completed the results are permanent.
Skin Remodelling (Erbium YAG) Procedure
The Erbium YAG skin remodelling Laser emits a beam of light at high-energy targeting damaged or ageing skin. The epidermis and upper dermis is removed by the laser triggering the body’s natural healing process which promotes the growth of new skin. It is a targeted laser treatment meaning it works on your problem areas, leaving the rest of your skin untouched. Erbium YAG can be used on most light to dark skins.
UltraPulse CO2 Procedure
This is the latest generation in skin resurfacing technologies by Lumenis. It is the most effective single session laser skin treatment for lines, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, stretch marks and uneven skin tone with a 14 day downtime. We offer 4 different types of UltraPulse CO2 treatments, with different benefits.
ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing
DeepFx Fractional Laser Resurfacing
TotalFX (A combination of ActiveFX and DeepFX)
ScaarFX Up to 4mm in a single pulse. The best available treatment fffr or deep, thick lesions
Each of these treatments delivers a unique set of results. Your suitability can be determined at a consultation. ActiveFX laser resurfacing may suit people with very fine lines and damage, on the other hand TotalFX offers the deepest and most extensive treatment. ScaarFX mode is used for thick deep scars
Procedure & Aftercare
Anaesthetic cream is usually placed on the skin 45 minutes before the treatment. Photos are taken and the consent form signed. Then the skin is cleaned of any debris and anaesthetic cream. The eyes are protected with laser googles. Local anaesthetic nerve blocks may be used. The lasering is then performed. After the laser treatment the skin is cooled with a mask. Vaseline is applied and then you are free to go home.
Once your treatment is complete, you will be free to leave. You may find that your skin takes on a healthy glow immediately following the softer laser treatments. For the medium to aggressive laser treatments we will usually ask you to continue with specific written instructions for your aftercare.
All of our procedures can completely rejuvenate and revitalise your skin. You may only require a small targeted zone or a full face treatment may be of more benefit. After treatment the texture of the skin is visibly smoother, while lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, upper chest and hands are dramatically reduced. If you have had laser skin resurfacing for other reasons, your problem areas will have been stripped away, leaving you with fresh, more even skin.
PixelEach session requires very little downtime and it is usually possible to return to work straight after a treatment session but you may prefer to spend one or two days at home.
Erbium YAG skin remodellingDepending on the treatment intensity: full recovery will take between 5 – 8 days.
ActiveFXDepending on the treatment intensity: full recovery will take between 5 – 8 days.
TotalFXDepending on the treatment intensity: full recovery will take approximately 14 days.
An alternative to Laser resurfacing is chemical skin peels. Some look at skin peels as a softer option with minimal downtime that they do not mind repeating in order to get the desired result. Skin peels will improve both the appearance and the health of your complexion. Whether you want to treat a specific area or all over your face; arms, hands and neck, skin peels can be used to improve fine lines and pigmentation over repeated treatments.
It is easy to rejuvenate your skin with Pixel, Erbium YAG and Ultrapulse CO2 treatments. Pixel is an ablative treatment and takes away the top layer of the skin stimulating new skin growth.
Erbium YAG skin remodelling and UltraPulse CO2 treatments are ablative too but UltraPulse CO2’s TotalFX (as it is a combination treatment) goes deeper than Erbium YAG to achieve more extensive results.
Dr Edwin Anthony | Director & Founder
Hair Transplant Surgeon & Cosmetic Doctor
GMC Number: 4776646
Consultations: 99 Harley St
A leading Vaser lipo doctor. Recognised for 4d Vaser, high, medium definition lipo & uses Renuvion skin tightening to enhance the smoothness & sculpting. Clients travel from the UK, Asia, Africa & the Middle East. Trained by Dr Hoyos, Hi Def Vaser pioneer.
I can’t recommend EA clinic enough. I have had several procedures there now (vaser liposuction, mole removal and peels) and between Gill and Dr Anthony I have been so well looked after. They are consistently professional, passionate and clear in the options they provide you. Whether it is consultation, procedure or aftercare Dr Anthony always has so much time to make you feel at ease and fully informed. Both Gill and Dr Anthony are also friendly which is so lovely and welcoming as a patient. Overall I feel so much happier and confident since seeing the team at EA Clinic.
Published 13 June 2018