Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Facts

Average Treatment Cost
Varies from $300 to $1000

Treatment Time
Approximately 1 hour

Recovery Time
Varies from 1 to 3 weeks

Duration of Results
Long Lasting

What you should know

What is laser skin resurfacing?

The word “laser” is thrown around quite a bit in the beauty industry, with this magical light source being used for hair removal, tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation. Laser resurfacing, sometimes referred to as “fractional” or “erbium” depending on the type, is performed by a skin specialist or dermatologist to treat fine lines and wrinkles, scars, age spots, blemishes and pigmentation. The treatment works by using laser light pulses targeting the underlying layers of skin to trigger your body’s natural healing response, improving skin texture and tone and reducing signs of ageing, spots and acne.

Fractional or laser skin resurfacing is a specialised treatment, so it’s crucial that you choose a trustworthy, reputable clinic rather than going for the cheapest deal available. Laser resurfacing is FDA approved and safe, provided you’re in the safe hands of a highly trained specialist. As for the best time to get the treatment, Autumn is known as “laser season” because it’s best to get treatments when you’re not going to be in the sun (due to your skin’s sensitivity), so cooler months are ideal, particularly in New Zealand where our sun is so strong. Regardless of the time of year, it’s important to wear an SPF 30 sunscreen every day after your treatments, to protect your fresh new collagen.

What else do I need to know?

As with IPL and Dermapen skin rejuvenation, you’ll need 3 to 6 treatments for optimum results, but once the sessions are complete you’ll have long-lasting results. There will be a bit of downtime associated, and depending on the laser type you may need a couple of weeks of healing. This doesn’t mean you can’t go out – just that your skin will be red and sensitive as it heals, but you can use a product such as DP Dermaceuticals Cover Recover to safely camouflage and protect the area and help it heal (rather than using normal makeup). You’ll also need to minimise intense workouts or sports activities.

Some people find laser treatments a little uncomfortable and painful. The sensation has been likened to a rubber band snapping against the skin, however, this will depend on your pain tolerance, and you may be able to use a numbing cream. As with any advanced treatment, it’s important you have a consultation with your clinic before you book in your session. You’ll want to go over your skin concerns and what it is you’re looking to fix, to help choose the best options for your treatments.

Where can I book in laser skin rejuvenation?

If you’re looking to book in some laser skin rejuvenation or find out more about whether it could be right for you, click below to browse through clinics throughout New Zealand who offer these treatments.

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