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As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop sun spots and look tired. Lifestyle is a valuable attribute to how we age, whether we are in the sun tanning, hiking, taking naps outside in your comfy hammock or just eating absolute junk, it is always important to remember that anti-ageing starts from within your lifestyle! 

This article is about an amazing rejuvenating treatment which is performed mainly in winter. Why winter you ask? Well, that is simple, the less heat there is, the fewer risks there are too! 

Laser resurfacing is something that can be done in stages for less downtime, however, the final result may take longer. Let us take a look into what a laser facelift is. 

Technology today has come a long way, just as a computer or cell phone has a motherboard translating the information, the laser has one too.  Lasers work similarly, just as a computer is programmed to perform a function, a laser beam has various wavelengths used to treat different depths in the skin as well as target different skin concerns. 


A 2940 nm wavelength is what is used when we resurface the skin, this wavelength is delivered through a computer-controlled device that automatically scans the area of skin being treated. Physicians can control the ablation and coagulation depth for either light or deep peels. 

A light peel starts with a NanoLaserPeel, then builds to a MicroLaserPeel before we get to the big guns of DeepLaserResurfacing also known as a Laser Facelift!

This article focuses on DeepLaserResurfacing, if you want to read up on NanoLaserPeel, please read this article for more information as this focuses on NanoLaserPeeling that has minimal to no downtime. Link:

A Sciton skin resurfacing procedure can reverse deep wrinkles and restore a healthy look to the skin while using a laser beam to scan across the treatment area and precisely remove a layer of skin, The body is remarkable, as the body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with fresh, healthy new layers.  

Primary treatments include:


  • Mild to deep wrinkles
  • Persistent peri-oral and peri-orbital deep rhytides.
  • Acne scars,
  • post-traumatic and surgical scars
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Lax skin in all areas (including upper and lower blephs)
  • Poor skin tone/texture
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CONTOUR TRL™ from Sciton, AKA the Laser Facelift.

This Phenomenal technology has the ability to treat the skin from superficial to deep peels, the unique Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser enables exceptional, patient-centred outcomes. The beauty of this remarkable device is that we have independent controls for ablation and coagulation levels allowing us to optimize results depending on the patient’s skin condition and needs. 

Coagulation uses sub-ablative laser energy that is delivered in pulses that heat the tissue to a selectable depth without vaporizing or ablating it. This amazing TRL technology used together provides the ability to vaporize down wrinkles externally while internally stimulating the dermal collagen matrix to firm the skin and add dermal resilience through coagulation. 

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Speak to one of our specialists about how we can help you with pigmentation.

Cherie Cochrane
Written By Skin & Laser Specialist Cherie Cochrane

Cherie specialises in the aesthetic side of Atlantic Dermatology and Laser. With over a decade of experience in skin, laser and aesthetic treatments, a results-driven approach and over 6 years as a business owner, she has created two successful aesthetic businesses. 

Cherie has recently moved to Cape Town and is a proven professional with a results-driven approach. Cherie has trained Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Professionals to become leading experts within their chosen profession and won the prestigious international “Best Results” Laser competition by Sciton, competing against the top 200 clinics from around the world. 

After having your first consultation with Cherie, you will leave here educated and with a proper plan to get the best results for your skin