Traditionally CO2 Lasers were the only available tool used for laser resurfacing. Our laser therapists safely treat many conditions and areas with fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. But newer technologies have expanded the treatment scope and safety of skin resurfacing. These include Tixel, a fractional skin resurfacing using pure heat and RF skin resurfacing. At Pearl, we have Fraxis Duo, which combines fractional CO2 laser, RF skin resurfacing, and the newest technology, the Tixel. The Tixel has the advantage over the previous two as it can safely treat right up to the eyelid margin for skin tightening and under-eye wrinkles. These three skin resurfacing treatments help improve many appearance concerns.
What skin issues can Tixel skin resurfacing and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing help with?
- Provides skin tightening for sagging skin
- Improves sun damage on the face, neck and decolletage.
- Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines
- Smooths wrinkles around the eye or mouth that are resistant to injections and fillers (Tixel is perfect)
- Most skin textural concerns are improved
- Reduces enlarged pores
- Lessens acne, surgical and burn scarring
Laser Resurfacing at Pearl?
We use C02 laser resurfacing, Tixel and RF skin resurfacing at Pearl Clinic in Brisbane to help patients achieve tighter, firmer, and younger-looking skin. These cutting-edge technologies can address a wide range of skin types and issues.
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?
Tixel pure heat, CO2 fractional laser beam and RF skin resurfacing benefit the skin by creating micro-channels when applied to your skin. These microchannels boost collagen and elastin production, improving the skin’s cellular quality. This not only aids in removing damaged skin collagen and elastin from the skin but also helps replenish healthy skin proteins in the target area for more rejuvenated, youthful, tighter skin.
Sagging skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands can be addressed with Tixel and CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. They are also excellent for fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Though they arrive at the result slightly differently, both result in healthier, glowing skin with a tighter, smoother appearance.
Why should you go with CO2 Laser or Tixel Skin Resurfacing?
Replacing collagen and elastin are two essential skin building blocks to achieve a more youthful appearance by restoring these elements. Tixel and fractional laser resurfacing treatments produce long-lasting results with minimal downtime. Even though there will be some redness after your session, it can be covered with makeup such as oxygenetix for 24 – 48 hours. This means you can resume your routine almost immediately.
What parts of the body can Laser Resurfacing treat?
The treatment is ideal for sagging skin on your face, neck and decolletage. Other body areas can be treated, but this depends on assessment. Tixel fractional skin resurfacing is more versatile and can treat all areas of the body, including right up to the eyelid margin.
Which skin resurfacing is best for your skin?
We will assess your skin type and medical history and evaluate your specific concerns during an initial free consultation at Pearl Clinic Brisbane. This enables our laser therapists to tailor a treatment plan to your requirements. In general, you are a good candidate for laser resurfacing if you meet the following criteria:
- You have signs of ageing skin.
- You have scars from acne, surgery, or trauma.
- Your pores are enlarged.
- Your skin tone and texture are uneven.
- Your skin shows signs of sun damage.
- It would be best if you also had realistic goals, as we can never recreate perfect skin.
How many skin resurfacing treatments do to get my desired results?
Your skin condition and goals will determine the number of treatments required. Generally, 3-4 of the Tixel or CO2 laser and RF skin resurfacing are necessary to achieve the desired results. Typically, each treatment is scheduled a month apart. All laser skin resurfacing is best used with topical skin treatments such as prescription retinol from our doctors to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
How long does laser skin resurfacing take?
All treatments typically take 30 – 60 minutes. This will, however, be determined by the size and number of body areas that require improvement.
How will the area appear after laser skin resurfacing?
Following the laser skin resurfacing, expect redness and swelling in the treated area to be normal. If you receive a Tixel eye treatment, swelling is significant for the first 48 hours. This is part of your body’s natural healing response and will disappear shortly. There is minimal downtime with fractional skin resurfacing treatments, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.
Is laser skin resurfacing uncomfortable?
The pain and discomfort you experience will determine your pain tolerance and the body area being treated. You may feel stinging or burning as the laser passes through your skin. This is usually tolerable, like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Before the procedure, we will apply a numbing cream for your comfort. Tixel skin resurfacing is generally tolerated more than laser or RF skin resurfacing.
How much does laser resurfacing in Brisbane cost?
At Pearl, we treat each patient as an individual. Therefore, the cost of your laser resurfacing treatment will be determined by several factors, including the severity of your skin problems and the size of the treated area.
Full-face Tixel fractional skin resurfacing. $480
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing $799 full face
RF skin resurfacing $799 full face.
We will examine your skin, recommend a treatment plan during your initial consultation, and provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved.
Our laser nurse can help you determine which laser skin resurfacing approach is best for you.
Please book online or call 07 33505447 for a free consultation with our laser and skin Nurse, Christine.