Award-winning InMode Specialists Dr George Calfas: InMode Physician of the Year - Aesthetics | InMode Best Case Study - Morpheus8
Award-winning InMode Specialists Dr George Calfas: InMode Physician of the Year - Aesthetics | InMode Best Case Study - Morpheus8
Award-winning InMode Specialists Dr George Calfas: InMode Physician of the Year - Aesthetics | InMode Best Case Study - Morpheus8


Laser Skin Resurfacing by GMC

GMC Cosmedical use an Erbium:YAG laser that allows for a better healing result in a cool, precise and safe ablation without heat.

Undo years of skin damage with one laser resurface procedure

Permanently removes wrinkles and acne scarring - no more filler!

A laser resurface can ablate layers of skin to the depth of your wrinkles and scar, permanently removing them and promoting growth of new skin.

Treat wrinkles right up to the eyes and edge of the lips

Laser resurface right to your eyes, across your eyelids and to lift, tighten and remove crows feet and smokers lines.

More than skin tightening, laser improves the quality of skin as well

Treats pigmented and sun-damaged skin by removing pigmentation to not just tighten, but improve the quality of your skin.

A Laser Resurface by GMC Cosmedical vs a surgical face lift

If you are thinking about a surgical facelift, a full field laser resurface could provide the results you are looking for, without the downtime, or cost.

No surgical downtime

Because this is not a surgical procedure, there is no healing required for a traditional facelift and no risk of complications of a general anaesthetic.

Better quality skin than surgery

While a surgical facelift tightens your skin, the blemishes and texture remains. A laser resurface lifts, tightens AND improves the quality of your skin.

Substantially less cost than surgery

The resurface is done in our clinics without the need (and costs) of a theatre, general anaesthetic and without the scars of surgical operation.

See some of our Laser Resurface results

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a laser resurface?

A properly carried out full field laser resurfacing procedure of the face will permanently remove all the old damaged cells of the epidermis and replace them with new healthy cells, the skin complexion will look great for years to come. In addition, the procedure will induce a strong amount of skin tightening and lifting, more than most other procedures and technologies. We call this a 'Laser Facelift'.

How is it carried out?

Our patients are comfortably managed by a form of twilight sedation from an intramuscular injection, and complete facial anaesthesia from a series of numbing nerve blocks. You will be comfortable and pain-free and possibly even doze through parts of this 90-minute procedure.

What aftercare will I need?

The laser cleanly removes the damaged layers of skin by vaporizing them and so there will not be the need for dressings afterwards. Immediately post-op your face will look red and puffy but quite clean.  You will need to keep it clean and continually apply petroleum jelly or paw-paw ointment as directed. Both you and the person taking you home will be fully instructed on the aftercare procedure but you will already have been given instruction sheets previously. You will be comfortable and sleep well that night.

For the next day or two, you may feel a stinging sensation like a sunburn over your face but simple tablets such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are all you should need for comfort. There should be no pain beyond that.

We are contactable 24/7 if you need us, you will be given our mobile numbers for such occasions.

Who is suitable for this procedure?

This is suitable for men and women of any age. 

This is the treatment of choice for a wide range of conditions including all grades of sun damage, lines, keratoses, early skin cancer changes, age changes, skin laxity, loss of elasticity, all severities of acne and other forms of scarring, difficult pigmentation problems, and many other conditions. Of course, it is one of the commonest requests by patients of all ages with tired, dull, lined skin and large pores, looking for that impressive and very long-lasting cosmetic improvement of their complexion. Even heavily lined faces can be greatly improved for many years!

We are contactable 24/7 if you need us, you will be given our mobile numbers for such occasions.

Who is not suitable for this treatment?

Apart from any significant medical conditions, the main contraindication is the skin type – darker skin types are generally at risk of reactive hyper-pigmentation and are best avoided.

A history or tendency to keloid scarring (thick, raised over-healed scars) is another contraindication.

What are the long-term results?

There are few treatments that can boast long-term or permanent results, but this is one that can do that. It is common to get 10 years or longer, and even then your skin will not have returned to its pre-laser state. Some of our patients might come back at eight or ten years requesting a repeat treatment, even though their skin may still look great, usually to boost the skin tightening and face lifting that they had previously experienced.

What are the risks?

The possible risks are an infection, keloid scarring, and pigmentation changes. These are either preventable or manageable.

Is Laser Resurfacing permanent?

The reason the results are very long lasting or permanent is because this procedure actually removes ALL of the old sun-damaged skin cells of the dermis and replaces them with completely NEW HEALTHY ones. Skin cells reproduce new skin cells by duplicating themselves, that means they can only reproduce like for like by copying themselves, so old damaged cells can only reproduce other damaged cells to replace them, however, if you replace these with new healthy cells then these will, from now on, continue to reproduce and replace themselves with healthy good cells for many years to come.

How quickly will I notice the results?

Some results will become visible after the very first week, but the best results come later over several weeks as new skin cells replace the old ones and new collagen deposition visibly firms and lifts the skin.

Is there anything I can do to prolong my results?

With this laser we can remove expression lines such as frown and squint lines and crow's feet, but you will need to prevent them from coming back with the use of wrinkle smoothing injections. If you maintain these then you can prevent recurrence of your expression lines. 

Does a Laser Resurface remove smoker's lines, eyelids and crow's feet

Laser resurfacing benefits the entire face, but there are two areas where this procedure has particular benefits, the area around the mouth and around the eyes. These are the two areas that bother most people.

Smoker's lines: This procedure is exceptional in permanently removing or improving smokers lines and in being able to sculpt faded lip outlines and the Cupid's Bow to restore the lips to their former shape. This reshaping of the lips is difficult to do with any other laser, including fractional lasers.

Eyelids and crow's feet: Crepey and saggy lower eyelids are best treated with this procedure, with often better than surgery can offer. Lower eyelids are tightened and smoothed and look very rejuvenated. Results will last for many years.

How often will I need a Laser Resurface treatment?

Laser resurfacing performed in this manner with the Erbium:YAG laser will give very long lasting or permanent results, often lasting more than 10 years. Patients may come back around that time to seek another resurfacing, but not so much for the skin appearance, which usually still looks great, but to get another laser face tightening and lift from it.

Do you have another way to explain how a Laser Resurfacing works?

Let's use an analogy of the old timber school desk! These desk tops become scratched and stained, written upon and knocked about and indented. Now, you can clean the desk top and try to fill in the dents to make it look better, but, would it not be a far better result to sand back the entire desk surface to a clean and new layer below, which will last and look great for a very long time to come? This is what we do with laser resurfacing, we use the Erbium:YAG laser (our "sander") to remove the damaged top layers of the skin down to a new and healthier skin below, giving us excellent and very long-lasting results.

Are there any contraindications?

Pre-treatment with hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the treatment area may pose a risk as they hydrate by absorbing water and this water will attract the laser beam to itself. We will consult with you regarding any fillers and laser resurfacing to exclude any contraindications from fillers.

Will the treatment be painful?

The procedure is carried our under twilight sedation and local anaesthetic nerve blocks that completely anaesthetise your face, so you will be comfortable through it.

Post laser, you will experience a sunburnt sensation for the first two days, following which there is no pain at all.

What is the downtime like?

Post laser you will be driven home by a support person. We suggest you go to bed, where you will sleep well through the night thanks to the medication. In the morning, you will be up to have a shower and wash your hair. 

There is a sunburnt sensation for the first couple of days only and thereafter there should be no pain at all.

You will look quite yucky the first week (oozing and mucky) but no discomfort, and around day 3 or 4 you will possibly be asking yourself WHY you did this. Then, with the improvement by day seven you will start to see quite clearly WHY WE DO do this!

Erbium: YAG laser technology at GMC Cosmedical since 1996

Full-field Skin Laser Resurfacing by GMC Cosmedical Randwick and Narellan, Sydney.

Before you consider a CO2 Fractional laser resurface, be fully informed

The GMC Cosmedical team choose to use the Erbium:YAG laser. Its laser beam directs short, controlled, concentrated pulsating beams of light to the damaged skin surface. In comparison CO2 lasers are hot lasers and remove the tissue layers by burning them off, thereby increasing the risk of problems and requiring longer and less comfortable healing time than the precise ablation of the Erbuim:YAG.

Full Field Laser Resurfacing pricing

Full Field Laser Resurfacing is a single procedure followed with a support service from your professional.

Because our procedure is carried out in our well-equipped in-clinic procedure room there is no need for the added expense, inconvenience and risks of a day hospital stay, theatre costs, anaesthetist and general anaesthetic, as you would with traditional surgical facelift.

It is a one-off procedure, so you won't need to come back for additional treatments to 'top-up' your resurface. In addition to lifting, it also reduces or eliminates the need for supplementary treatments like fillers or skin treatments, making it a very long-term, cost-effective procedure.


The total package is $6800, including a Full Depth Laser resurface, sedation and anesthetic and

x3 LED Therapy healing sessions
x4 review appointments
Post-care Aspect Physical Sun protection (Zinc) SPF50+
Post-care Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation
Post-care calming Neroli creme cleanser by The Wellness Group 150g
Post-care intensive hydrating Organic Rosehip and Rose Serum
Post-care collagen supplement Vita Sol Collagen Boost Pure Marine Collagen 210g
Complete aftercare kit
24/7 support and care of your practitioner
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