Laser Skin Resurfacing

in Wakefield and Leeds

  • Reduces pigmentation from sun damage and ageing.
  • Smooths skin texture and reduces acne scarring.
  • Treatment can be made more or less aggressive depending on your desired outcome.
  • Latest Laser Technology using C02RE Medical Laser.
  • Advanced & Experienced Surgeon.
  • Finance Options available with Medifinance.

Affordable medical procedures at Core Medical Clinics.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing Prices

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Consultation with Consultant £100*
Small Area (eg. Upper Lips) £450
Medium Area (eg. Cheeks) £750
Large Area (eg. Whole Face) £950
Follow-up Appointment FREE
*Payable upon booking. When booking the procedure, a min of 50% of the cost is due on booking, the remainder is due the week before.

About Laser Skin Resurfacing

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

This is a treatment to reduce / improve skin irregularities such as:

  • Skin tone and texture
  • Sun damaged areas
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Post traumatic and acne scars
  • Age Spots

Treatments can range from mild to aggressive based on the treatment required.

How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?

At Core Medical Clinics, we use a CO2RE Fractional Laser. This method uses very short pulsed light energy (known as ultra-pulse) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin. Multiple settings allow adjustment of the energy levels, depth and the fractional treatment of the area. The CO2RE laser has the ability to treat both superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously, whilst providing maximum precision and control of depth of ablation with minimal heat damage. The depth of the penetration of the laser beam will depend on what is being treated and where.

Is Laser Resurfacing painful?

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the procedure, but the use of a local anaesthetic cream should make the procedure tolerable. For the more aggressive treatments a local anaesthetic injection may be used in addition to the cream.

How will I know if I am suitable for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

To ascertain if you are suitable for Laser Skin Resurfacing, you will require a consultation with the Consultant Plastic Surgeon. At this appointment, we will discuss your medical history, your expectations of the treatment, the benefits, and the risks involved with laser resurfacing.

What will happen during the Procedure?

First your skin will be cleaned and make up removed (if required). The anaesthetic cream will then be applied to the treatment area to make the skin numb, allowing the procedure to be more comfortable. This will be applied approximately 30 mins prior to the start of the procedure, but if a local anaesthetic injection is required, this will be given shortly before the procedure commences.

You will be asked to wear eye protection during the procedure, and the length of time the procedure will take, will depend on the area / areas to be treated.

What Can I Expect Following the Procedure?

Immediately after the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to that of sunburn, there will be some redness and swelling which may last several hours. Over the counter painkillers are usually effective at controlling any discomfort. The downtime / initial healing following laser resurfacing can be between 7- 14 days. During this time, you may experience significant redness, crusting (possibly minor bleeding and oozing depending on treatment depth), skin tightening, dryness, peeling and flaking. This is the natural exfoliation process.

Detailed after care advice will be given to you before you leave the clinic.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Laser Resurfacing?

Some of the risks associated with laser resurfacing are:

  • Infection – During the healing process the area is vulnerable, you will be prescribed a course of antibiotics to help prevent an infection developing. It is also vital that you follow the aftercare advice and practice good hand hygiene prior to cleaning the face etc.
  • Scarring – Although rare, scarring can occur, the Surgeon will discuss this in more detail.
  • Hypo and hyper-pigmentation (light / dark patches) – To help prevent this, following the aftercare advice is very important (especially the use of SPF 50 sunscreen).

A minimum of 72 hours is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Please see our T’s & C’s for full details.

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Who carries out this procedure?

Dr Tiago Guimaraes
Aesthetic Surgeon

Special Interest: Aesthetics

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Core Medical Clinics is within easy reach of:

Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, York, Ilkley, Otley, Halifax, Ripon, Harrogate, Barnsley, Doncaster, Pontefract, Chapel Allerton, Rotherham, Hebden Bridge, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Sandal, Cawthorne, Silkstone, Hoylandswaine & Walton

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  • 20 St John’s North, Wakefield, WF1 3QA
  • (Head Office) 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP

Call: 01924 290816 


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