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Laser Skin Resurfacing - transform your skin

Author: Dr Isolde Hertess 2-minute read

Laser Skin Resurfacing

We are incredibly excited to be offering laser skin resurfacing in clinic. Dr Hertess Plastic Surgery is now able to offer the most innovative and transformative laser treatment for our patients. CoolPeel Laser and DOT Therapy Fractional Laser are the perfect option for those who want impressive results, with minimal downtime. Relatively pain free and highly effective, these procedures completely transform, resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Both options allow for customisable approaches to the level of resurfacing that is performed. These techniques will benefit those who are wanting subtle renewal or those who are seeking a more definitive treatment of sun damage, pigmentation, ageing and scarring. We are proud to offer this highly personalised and powerful treatment in clinic. 

Explore the benefits of DOT Therapy Fractional Laser Gold Coast

Dot Therapy 

As its’ name suggests, Dot Therapy Fractional Laser distributes thousands of microscopic laser perforations in the skin which result in a dotted appearance for the first 1-2 days post treatment. This laser energy penetrates the skin in small columns. As it creates micro trauma to the skin it prompts the skin’s natural healing response. This healing response will stimulate new collagen, generating a more youthful and tighter complexion. As this treatment targets much deeper layers of the skin, the recovery time is approximately 4-10 days, this does depend on the settings used for your specific skin concern. The amount of treatments needed will vary person to person, and will also depend on your skin concerns, however you will see results after one session.

Outstanding results for DOT Therapy Fractional Laser at Dr Hertess Plastic SurgeryWhat can it help with: 
  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
  • Mole removal
  • Fades pigmentation and discolouration of the skin
  • Reduces pore size 
  • Tightens the skin 
  • Increases skin elasticity 
  • Reduction in acne scarring
What to expect during the treatment: 
  • The treatment will take approximately 60 minutes
  • Topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied prior to the treatment 
  • You may experience mild discomfort or stinging, some say it feels like a rubber band gently snapping against the skin
What to expect after the treatment: 
  • Directly after your treatment you will feel and look sunburnt. You will also notice the dotted pattern on the surface of the skin
  • After your treatment you will need to apply moisturiser regularly to your skin
  • You will also need to avoid active ingredients like Vitamin A and Vitamin C for a week or two
  • Direct exposure to sunlight is to be highly avoided for two weeks (wear SPF religiously)
  • Within the first few days you may experience a small amount of bleeding, flaking and swelling on the treated area
  • Once your skin has healed completely, results will continuously improve up to 6 months

CoolPeel laser will transform your skin. Book with Dr Hertess Plastic Surgery on the Gold Coast


If you are wanting to dip your toes into CO2 laser with gentle correction, this option is for you. CoolPeel is the softer version of CO2 Fractional Laser, this option is for those who want more superficial results and virtually no downtime. As it treats the top layer of the skin, it is slightly less invasive than DOT Therapy but will still give similar benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing laser. CoolPeel will primarily target fine and medium-depth lines, pigmentation and shallow scarring. This treatment is also fully customisable and can be adapted to treat your specific skin concerns. We recommend 2-3 treatments, but you will see results after your first. Results will vary depending on your concerns and your skin.

Incredible results from our revolutionary CoolPeel laserWhat can it help with: 
  • Reduces fine to medium depth lines
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation
  • Minimises pore size
  • Reduces mild acne scarring 
  • Improves the skin’s overall texture and tone
What to expect during the treatment:
  • Allow 30-60 minutes for your CoolPeel treatment
  • Topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied prior to the treatment
  • You may experience a very slight burning sensation as the laser passes over the skin
What to expect after the treatment:
  • You will feel sunburnt after your CoolPeel treatment and be slightly red
  • The redness will last for approximately 1-2 days
  • Your skin may begin to flake as the healing process begins 
  • Once the flaking subsides your newly rejuvenated skin will be revealed
  • Frequent application of moisturiser will be needed for the first 3-4 days
  • Avoid the use of any active ingredients like Vitamin A and Vitamin C for the first week
  • Stay out of the sun for approximately 1 week and be vigilant with SPF
  • Your results will continue and peak at 3-6 months
Dr Isolde Hertess

Dr Isolde Hertess