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Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

With the help of a treatment with the Fractional Laser, ageing skin can be combatted and revived, healthy skin can be achieved after just one treatment.


Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is a highly specialised skin rejuvenation treatment that can fight the signs of ageing while simultaneously treating the appearance of open pores, fine lines, sun damage, and pigmentation. It’s FDA approved, which means you can feel confident with both the procedure itself and our appearance medicine experts.

What’s so great about the Skin Institute’s multi-disciplinary approach is that we can offer patients the whole package – from education, to treatment, to follow up care.

Dr Shona Dalzell
Appearance Medicine, Dermatology Associate, Skin Cancer, Veins
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This information may be useful to read prior to your appearance medicine treatment.


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The Fractional Laser is a very precise tool  and can be used for small zones of skin with the surrounding areas remaining untouched. The laser pulse creates tiny holes – through the top two layers of skin – and then triggers your body’s natural healing processes so that new, healthy skin tissue grows from the edges of the microscopic hole. The result of this treatment is fresh, healthy, smooth skin tissue instead of unsightly imperfections.

This cutting edge technology can be used to treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Skin tone issues
  • Brown spots
  • Pore appearance
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical and traumatic scars

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing can be quite uncomfortable, so a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied 60 minutes prior to the session and/or you can take two paracetamol tablets 30 minutes beforehand. Usually our patients experience some slight warmth from the laser’s pulse, and there can be a sunburn-like sensation after the treatment ( for up to 3 to 4 hours), which can easily be dealt with by applying a gentle moisturiser.

There are generally about 7 to 10 days of downtime after you receive this treatment. You will likely experience some immediate redness, which should subside within a few hours. This, and any other immediate side effects, can be neutralised by applying ice-packs to the treated area immediately after the procedure and for the rest of the day.

For the first 3 to 4 days after Pixel™ treatment, your skin will be fragile. Take special care when you wash your face during this time – and avoid using facial scrubs, washcloths and buff puffs. You should already notice your skin looking better by this point, and the results will continue to improve over the following months.

You must use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day to prevent further damage. Our staff can provide you with advice and answer any of your questions or concerns –starting you on a suitable skincare regime to match up with your skin type and your requirements.

Easy Ways to Pay

There are now easy ways to pay for your treatments.




        • Pay for treatments and products up to $2,000
        • 4 payments. One every 2 weeks. Get your treatment or product right away.
        • No interest, no additional fees when you pay on time.
        • Available for both in-clinic and Skin Store purchases


Humm – take it today, take time to pay

        • Buy “little things” up to $1,000, interest free!
        • Repay in 5 fortnightly or 10 weekly slices
        • Repay and free up your balance to spend again​​​​​​​
        • OR buy “big things” and get approved online or in-store for up to $6,000, interest free!
        • Depending on where you shop and what you buy repay over 12 months
        • Available for both in-clinic and Skin Store purchases.

Q Card

        • 12 months interest free
        •  Apply quickly and easily online whilst in the clinic, via the online application form. Application time takes around 3-5  minutes.
        • Q card automatically approve amounts up to $15,000 via the online application process.
        • Higher limits can be requested but take a little longer to be approved so the application should be completed prior to your treatment.
Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.

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