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LASER RESURFACING IN SYDNEY
How It Can Help You

LASER RESURFACING IN SYDNEY
How It Can Help You

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Currently, laser resurfacing in Sydney is one of the most effective ways of dramatically improving or eradicating facial scarring caused by birthmarks, injury or acne; as well as a whole host of smaller facial problems like mild to moderate wrinkles, fine lines and skin discolouration.

Over the last 10 years Dr Evans has added Lumenis DeepFX™ and Lumenis ScaarFX™ to his management of hypertrophic and keloid scars, as well as Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment to help reduce redness or inflammation in the scar. Intralesional steroid and 5FU injections are commonly used to accelerate the results of laser treatment for these scars.

Laser skin treatment in Sydney is known by many names such as laser surgery, laser resurfacing, laser peel and many more. Irrespective of the name, however, one thing to remember is that all laser treatments use energy to penetrate through the various layers of skin in order to eradicate wrinkles, acne scars, discolouration and other forms of ageing. This can be achieved either through ablative methods – designed to remove the top layer of skin; or through non-ablative methods – designed to heat up the underlying skin tissue in order that your body produces more collagen.

Either way, laser facial resurfacing in Sydney is ideal for fixing/treating a wide variety of facial problems. These include:

  • Crow’s feet – wrinkles around the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • Scarring through injury, burns, scalds and surgery
  • Pigmentation that affects the colour of the skin
  • Flesh coloured growths more commonly known as skin tags
  • Acne scars – Crater-like dimples that remain long after the spots have gone

Dr Alan Evans has had a special interest in laser skin resurfacing in Sydney and utilises the latest cutting edge technology in the form of the Lumenis Ultrapulse Laser. It is a CO2 laser that is designed to penetrate deeper than any other type of aesthetic ablative laser. This makes it perfect for many facial treatments and laser scar removal in Sydney.

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How does laser skin treatment in Sydney work?

In essence, the laser is designed to deliver concentrated bursts of coherent energy to the surface of the skin as well as fine cores 0.12mm diameter to depths up to 4mm in keloid scars to help break them up. This in turn removes tissue from the skin and scars, making wrinkles, lines and scarring less visible. Then, over a period of weeks or months, a new layer of skin begins to form which appears both tighter and smoother. This leads to an overall healthier and rejuvenated appearance.

If you have some unwanted bodily scarring or have experienced facial ageing, then come and talk to Dr Evans and the team about laser facial resurfacing here in Sydney.

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Laser resurfacing in Sydney – Frequently asked questions

How many sessions will I require and how far apart will I need them?

Patients should be aware that they usually require more than one treatment, on average 3 treatments or more depending on the presenting pathology. Some treatments can be up to 6 months apart, but usually 4-8 week intervals are preferred, but this isn’t always the case. Consult with Dr Evans who can give you a more accurate picture of your individual case.

For laser scar removal, Sydney patients can expect to undergo several sessions depending upon the desired outcome. If skin scarring is raised or red in colour, then other treatments may be advised in conjunction with the Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 laser.

Am I a suitable candidate for laser resurfacing in Sydney?

Because the CO2 laser can be used to treat many different conditions, a suitable candidate will be someone who is unhappy with their ageing appearance and wishes to reduce fine lines and wrinkles; or has burns and scars and wishes to make them appear less noticeable.

Who will perform the treatment?

Dr Alan Evans. He has a special interest in laser skin resurfacing and has successfully treated many people.

What areas can be treated using laser technology?

Although the face is the main area of treatment, laser resurfacing can be used to treat problem areas such as scars, skin tags and stretch marks which may be located all over the body. In these instances, it’s always best to consult with Dr Evans to see how he can help.

What about recovery – is there any downtime?

Because of their ablative nature, patients undergoing laser resurfacing treatments can expect downtime of somewhere between 3 and 14 days depending upon the complexity of the treatment. Patients are required to arrive early for treatment so that a topical anaesthetic can be applied. For at least 6 months after treatment, it’s crucial that patients apply sunscreen when being exposed to the sun.

How long before I see results of laser skin resurfacing in Sydney?

Laser skin resurfacing is an incredibly effective treatment in the rejuvenation of aged skin and the eradication of scarring and blemishes. However, patients should be aware that they usually require more than one treatment, on average 3 treatments or more, depending on the presenting pathology. Some treatments can be up to six months apart, but usually 4-8 week intervals are preferred, but this isn’t always the case. Consult with Dr Evans who can give you a more accurate picture of your individual case.

Are there any risks involved with laser resurfacing in Sydney?

Like most cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatments, there are risks involved, These include darker and lighter skin spots (hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation) abnormal scarring or keloid formation, temporary redness and laser burning. That said, many of these risks can be limited/eradicated when treatment is administered by a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr Evans.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should always seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.