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Laser Treatments

Does Laser Resurfacing Stop the Clock of Ageing?

12 May 2023

Are you intrigued by the potential of laser resurfacing to hold back the hands of time? We’ve heard that Posh Spice was recently told that this treatment could halt the ageing process, but how accurate is this claim? Today, we’re tackling the question, “Does laser resurfacing stop the clock?” in a bid to demystify this increasingly popular skincare treatment.

As one of Australia’s most experienced laser treatment centres, we’re proud to offer a wide range of laser treatments, including Erbium and CO2 lasers, full and fractional resurfacing, and mini lasers like Clear and Brilliant, non-ablative lasers like PicoWay, and tattoo lasers. Our highly trained staff is ready to guide you through the different options and help you choose the best one for your skincare needs.

So, what was Posh Spice told exactly? She was informed that laser resurfacing, a process that removes the top layer of skin with a laser, stops ageing. However, while the procedure does rejuvenate the skin, it’s not entirely accurate to say it halts ageing. Instead, it takes years off your face by burning the top layer off, erasing fine to medium lines, and stimulating the underlying collagen to tighten, akin to pushing a car to get your skin started again.

The results are variable and depend 50% on the individual (their genetics and skin condition) and 50% on the operator. The treatment can look a bit scary for a few days, but rest assured; healing is typically fast. Plus, the process with modern lasers carries a very low risk.

Now to the critical question: does laser resurfacing stop the clock? The straightforward answer is no. While it can rewind it for a few years, the clock starts ticking again. However, it may tick slower as you’re likely to take better care of your skin post-procedure.

We recommend an Observ 520X skin analysis, following a robust skincare regimen, and having a yearly regime. Just like you go in for a yearly dental checkup, checking in on your skincare treatments and products is beneficial, adjusting as necessary to fend off the need for more extensive treatments. Laser resurfacing doesn’t stop the clock, but it can rewind, reset, and even slow it down.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1300-NEW-YOU, through email, or our social media channels.

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

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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