Laser Skin Resurfacing

Wrinkles start to develop, sun damage appears on your face, and you may find that your skin is less elastic than before. Laser skin resurfacing can help restore your complexion by removing wrinkles, sun and browns spots, acne scars and a generally ages looking skin. You can be back to enjoying smooth, flawless skin in as little as a week with this effective treatment.

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Experts in the face

Over 90 years of collective experience

We work with the UK's leading laser specialist

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Key Information

Procedure length

45m to 75m


Local anaesthesia

Hospital stay

Day care - walk-in / walk-out

Up & mobile

Same day

Sleeping position

No restriction


1 day

Sexual activity

No restriction

Back to work

1 week to 10 days


1 week to 10 days

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser technology to treat wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, acne scars on the face or body such as the chest. This procedure can be used on its own to achieve a younger appearance or as part of a surgical procedure such as a mini facelift. Laser skin resurfacing works by using a laser beam to remove the top layer of the skin.

Over time, your body will naturally shed these old cells, and new ones will grow in their place. A series of laser resurfacing treatments can further improve the health of your skin by promoting collagen production. Collagen is a protein found in several areas of the body, including the skin, and it provides strength and elasticity.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Lasers can gently and effectively remove buildup from your skin and restore skin tone and smoothness. The result is a refreshed look that will help you appear years younger than your actual age. This non-invasive procedure can improve the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots and other skin discolourations or tone
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars

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How Many Treatments are Required?

You may need only one treatment for best results, but most people choose to undergo several treatments.

Many factors can influence the outcome of laser skin resurfacing, such as:

  • Your age
  • The condition of your skin before treatment
  • Your overall health

Results begin to show after just one treatment, but you can improve your appearance even further by undergoing several treatments. Your doctor will recommend the best option for your particular situation.

Who Should Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of signs of ageing or acne scars.

Your skin's health and appearance are affected by a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Environmental damage such as sun exposure
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hormonal changes that cause acne 
  • Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking alcohol

If you are looking to improve your skin's appearance without undergoing cosmetic surgery this may be a good option.

If you're interested in laser skin resurfacing, contact Kensington Medical here or call 0204 551 4892 for a video consultation with one of our surgeons.

How Long Will The Results of Skin Resurfacing Last?

The results of laser skin resurfacing can last for several years. Depleted collagen production is one of the main contributors to signs of ageing. This process speeds up natural collagen production that helps your skin look and feels smoother and firmer.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen naturally over time. If you've had laser skin resurfacing in the past, your appearance can continue to improve for several years by undergoing regular treatments.

The results of each treatment will be visible right away, but regular follow-up visits with Kensington Medical are required to maintain the best possible appearance after laser resurfacing. Many people choose to undergo regular treatments to maintain their younger-looking appearance.

What other procedures can I have with skin resurfacing?

At Kensington Medical we often combine a facelift, mini facelift or upper and lower eyelift with laser skin resurfacing. By combining the procedure the downtime occurs all at once avoiding multiple procedures and more downtime. The best option is to discuss what you want to achieve with your cosmetic surgeon.

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Frequently asked questions

There are virtually no risks associated with laser skin resurfacing. The only issue to be aware of is the potential for infection, which can occur if your surgical site is exposed to bacteria. This risk can be effectively managed by following all post-operative instructions we provide. 

You can return to work or your normal activities right away after laser skin resurfacing. Minimal downtime is required for this treatment.

During the first week, you may experience some discomfort and swelling, which can be effectively managed with medication such as ibuprofen. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for caring for your skin during the recovery process.

Results are visible about a week after, but they will continue to improve for several weeks or months. The positive effects of laser skin resurfacing will last for several years, as natural collagen production is stimulated to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Your surgeon will discuss results with you during your consultation.

The cost of laser skin resurfacing will depend on which treatment areas are being treated.

To learn more about the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, contact Kensington Medical and arrange to speak to our specialist laser Plastic Surgoen. 

Kensington Medical's experienced staff will take a complete medical history and ask you about your treatment goals during your initial consultation. They will also discuss your lifestyle, preferences, and medical history to determine if laser skin resurfacing is the right choice for you. Your plastic surgeon will go over all necessary pre-surgical steps for your treatment. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing Surgeons

The Next Step to a Refreshed Appearance

Kensington Medical is a leading provider of facial aesthetic surgery. Our experienced plastic surgeons will guide your journey from start to finish with patience and care so you feel great excitement about the refreshed you.

Kensington medical offers many different types of procedures related to facial treatments, such as eye lift, lip lift or facelift. We provide personalised attention from consultation through the recovery.

After the video session, you will be scheduled to meet with your surgeon in person. Here, a discussion about how best to achieve your objectives based on their examination of facial structure and other factors. Your plastic surgeon then creates a tailored plan for your needs.

Medically reviewed by Mr David Gateley MA, FRCS, FRCS (Plast), GMC number 2939470 on 30 May 2022.