Laser skin resurfacing treatment is popular among people who are keen to pursue anti-aging because of its versatility in treating several conditions, so much so that it has become an integral part of anti-aging regime for most people.

When laser skin resurfacing first started, treatments were painful and had long downtime and they were not a popular choice for the busy men and women.

In recent years, people have once again become more receptive to laser resurfacing as new medical technology has improved the efficacy of the treatment and at the same time, undergo a shorter downtime with minimal discomfort. Even though laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical medical treatment, there are beneficial outcomes and potential risks. Below are some frequently asked questions people have with regard to laser skin resurfacing treatment.


Laser skin resurfacing, commonly known as laser peel, are effective for treating wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. In addition, it is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment to incorporate into your anti-aging regime. It is important to understand what the different laser resurfacing treatments have to offer before deciding what you want to do.

Laser treatments use energy to penetrate different layers of skin to improve your overall skin condition and smoothen out any facial wrinkles or pigmentations you may have.

There are generally two types of laser resurfacing procedure:

• Ablative laser – To remove superficial layers of dead skin. Most ablative laser treatments include carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and the erbium laser.
• Non-ablative laser – This does not break the skin. It stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin.


The difference between ablative and non-ablative laser treatment is that ablative lasers remove the superficial layers of the skin, while non-ablative laser does not break the surface of the skin. Non-ablative lasers heat up the underlying skin tissue to stimulate collagen production.


Ablative lasers are a great option for people who want to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, facial scars, and skin pigmentation. Good results can be seen with just one treatment. However, it is common for people to experience some swelling, redness, and crusting of the skin for a few days.

On the other hand, non-ablative lasers are great for people who want to improve general skin texture. Some non-ablative lasers can also treat fine lines, mild wrinkles and pigmentations too. One session is normally not sufficient to see obvious results but downtime is significantly shorter.


Most people are confused between ablative and non-ablative laser treatments and which is a better option to address their skin problem.

Generally, ablative laser resurfacing is best for people with:

• General signs of facial aging
• Deep scars, wrinkles and fine lines
• Want to see fast results
• Can experience long downtime

On the other hand, non-ablative laser resurfacing treatment is best suited for people who:

• Younger people looking for general anti-aging treatment
• Experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging
• Not able to tolerate long downtime
• Willing to undergo a few sessions to see results


It depends on the treatment depth you need as well as your lifestyle. Your doctor may choose from one or from a combination of the following treatments, depending on your skin type:

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing ( is an effective procedure to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars on the face. Its precise and gentle treatment makes it an effective treatment to be used for delicate areas such as around the eyes and mouth.

LASEMD Skin Perfecting Laser ( is a fractional thulium laser that is great for reversing signs of aging by erasing wrinkles and fine lines from your skin. At the same time, the LASEMD serum improves the skin texture and brightens the skin by infusing the active ingredients deep into the skin.

Clear + Brilliant Laser ( is an effective, gentle laser treatment to fight effects of aging skin. It uses Erbium:Glass laser to stimulate skin renewal. After a couple of sessions, you will see improvement in pore size, skin texture, and skin tone. Wrinkles and fine lines will also reduce in appearance.

The best way to find out which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a qualified doctor to discuss your options based on your aesthetic goals.

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Medical aesthetic treatments we offer such as lasers, non-invasive skin-lifting, filler injections, botox, thread lifts and chemical peels are FDA-approved and/or Conformité Européene (CE) marked. We also offer medical facials and Radium – our proprietary skin care range, both specially designed to work synergistically with your treatments and give you the best possible outcome you wish to achieve.