Skin resurfacing is available to patients for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigmented, blotchy, or dry skin. Skin resurfacing can also be used to treat scars from acne, chicken pox, and pigmented lesions.

Skin resurfacing is performed using an IPL laser, the latest fluorescent technology from Harmony for facial rejuvenation and removal of brown marks. IPL uses a fluorescent flash lamp with filters to block out unwanted wavelengths of light.

The laser is a powerful beam of light, which can be used to remove skin cells in a very precise and controlled manner. Laser resurfacing of the skin removes the outer cells, allowing regeneration of new skin with improved complexion, texture, and tone. However, while it will improve blemishes, it does not remove all types of skin spots or lines.

Laser skin resurfacing may be performed under local or general anesthetic and is typically a day procedure. Approximately two weeks are required off work to allow the areas to heal. The skin may stay red (erythema) for some weeks, and makeup will be required to enable you to return to work and other social activities.

Only state-of-the-art skin care products are used in our programs. We are proud of our range of Dermaclear products developed specifically for our harsh Australian environment to protect and rejuvenate your skin. Iontophoresis, a process using small electric currents to increase penetration of our products across the skin barrier, may be used to enhance results.

Skin resurfacing may be performed in conjunction with any of the other facial surgery procedures we offer. To learn more about our skin resurfacing procedures, contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery today.