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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure used for removing acne scars or wrinkles from facial skin. This is a comprehensive treatment, in which skin layers are peeled off one-by-one, using an intense laser beam directed at the face. The process is usually completed within a couple of hours at the most.

Both Carbon-dioxide and Erbium laser treatments can be done. The CO2 treatment technique targets skin layers using ultrapulses. The recovery can take about 2 weeks. The Erbium-YAG laser treatment is used for moderately deep scars. In this process, the heating up of adjacent tissue is lesser when compare to CO2 method and as such, the recovery time is drastically reduced.

Some of the other treatment techniques used are Fraxel Laser Treatment (FLT), microdermabrasion and iontophoresis (microinfusion).

Broad after-treatment care has to be taken to ensure that the skin stays healthy.


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                      Monza Hospital

                      Bucharest, Romania


                      Accreditation: ISO 9001

                      Languages: English, Romanian

                      Monza Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility, a private hospital that has an agreement with Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB) and offers complete medical services.

                      It ...

                      The Wellington Hospital

                      London, United Kingdom


                      Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

                      The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...

                      Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                      Kanagawa, Japan


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Japanese

                      Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...

                      Normah Medical Specialist Centre

                      Kuching, Malaysia


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Malayu

                      Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC) was officially opened in August 1988. It is the first and is currently the largest purpose built private medical centre in the State of Sarawak. Owned by Sarawa...

                      Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital

                      Brussels, Belgium


                      Languages: English, French, Dutch

                      Inaugurated in 1986, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital is the only Belgian university hospital entirely reserved for children's medicine : all is conceived for them and for their parents. F...
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