Face resurfacing

ACTION II is the cutting edge Erbium:YAG laser skin rejuvenation treatment utilises fractional ablative laser for skin tone, texture and elasticity.

This unique laser works by operating three different modes:

  1. Normal mode: to target specified lesions.
  2. Fractional mode: where laser beam is divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones ensuring less thermal damage to surrounding tissues while at same time achieving resurfacing of skin layer by layer.
  3. Long pulse: for heating underlying tissue for collagen induction and boosting to achieve improvement in skin elasticity.

Erbium:YAG laser treatment can be used, but not limited, to following reasons:  

  • Skin texture concerns. This can be due to intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors, such as atrophic photoaging or hypertrophic photoaging. Erbium:YAG laser can be used for most skin types with minimal incidence of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Enlarged pores correction. Can be seen in all ages, and all ethnicities. Highly sophisticated treatment for this condition is Erbium:YAG laser due to accuracy and precision of the depth of laser penetrating energy achieved.
  • Acne scars correction. Erbium:YAG is highly effective in acne scar remodelling and resurfacing, especially for atrophic scars.
  • Skin elasticity improvement by utilising Long pulse in delicate areas, under eyes, lip tint, smokers lines, jowl lines. For optimal results this is couples with other modalities such as HA fillers.
  • Scar remodelling, Surgical scars, acne scars. Suitable for most of skin types due to lesser incidence of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Seborrheic keratosis.
  • Viral warts removal.

What to expect

What does the treatment involve?

Treatment is performed under topical anaesthetic and is relatively pain free. The treatment is planned as per patient presentation and requirements.

How many treatments will someone need?

This is highly variable depending on presentation. Normally one treatment is sufficient for most clients.

How long will the results last?

This varies from person to person, and on presentation but the results of the procedure can last up to 12 months or more, especially if the patient follows the skincare regimen recommended to them by their clinician.

Who can have this treatment?

Anyone above the age of 18. This treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant, bleeding problems, active infection, certain medical conditions that will be ruled out during an in-person consultation.

Pre and/or Post care information

After laser treatment, skin will become dry, and the peeling will start.

The peeling can be mild to medium, and it can last anywhere from 2-4 days on average.  Peeling is different from person to person but generally you can expect it to start peeling from the middle of the face towards the periphery.

There is minimal down time for 3 days, during that period, client is requested to stay indoors, strictly avoiding sun exposure and outdoor activities as new healthy top layer of skin is regenerating.

Post procedure aftercare instructions and medication is provided by clinic. There is complimentary photodynamic therapy provided on the day of the procedure to reduce the incidence of swelling and redness. Further 2 complimentary photodynamic therapy sessions are also included in the package that are done on weekly basis.

Any additional info? E.g. treatment add-ons

Side effects /Post procedure risks:

The Eribum:YAG laser, when used for skin resurfacing, usually takes approximately 3 days to 2 weeks to recover from. The skin usually appears red, swollen, and then crusts over this period. There may be some residual redness that can persist up to 6-8 weeks in some cases, depending on the severity of the treatment.

Re-emerging of the herpes (the cold sore virus) or bacterial infection are possible after erbium laser resurfacing, and prophylactic medication for these conditions needs to be taken before and after treatment.

There is a small risk of skin pigment changes after erbium laser treatments. Especially if the patient’s skin type is olive or darker, the risk of hyperpigmentation (increased skin pigmentation) or hypo-pigmentation (decreased skin pigmentation) is possible. This risk however is minimised by utilising fractional erbium-yag laser.

Rarely, scarring can occur with Eribum:YAG laser treatments. This occurs when the depth of the resurfacing/treatment exceeds a level where the skin is able to regenerate completely.

Acne eruption and or sebaceous hyperplasia can be possible but usually transient.