Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer the state of the art 1540™ Fractional device from Palomar Technologies. This device is used for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, which includes:

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How does Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing work?

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing only treats small zones within a target area, allowing a quicker recovery. This technology was first introduced in 2003 as the Fraxel™ laser machine. At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer the 1540™ Fractional device from Palomar. This is a 1540nm erbium glass fibre non-ablative laser, which is delivered to the skin in tiny micro beams, in combination with contact cooling of the skin’s surface. The 1540™ laser can penetrate up to a depth of 1mm into the skin, whilst also leaving the skin’s surface intact, creating tiny columns of treated tissue which are surrounded by the healthy tissue.

For several hours after treatment the skin will feel tight and have the appearance of a “sunburned” look. The skin will continue to look “pinkish” for 2 – 7 days and any swelling, which should be minimal, usually disappears after 1 – 3 days. As the skin heals itself, you will find mild to moderate skin flaking, which may last for up to 2 weeks.

A course of 3 – 5 sessions at monthly intervals is usually recommended. Optimal improvement after fractional treatment is usually visible in about 2 – 3 months as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continues.


Patch Test


This may be carried out at the time of consultation if appropriate

Lip and chin area, or crow's feet area

from £250 per session

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If you would like to speak to us, fill in the form or call us on 01227 472288.

26 Castle Street,

Contact Details
Telephone: 01227 472288
Fax: 01227 472288
Email: [email protected]


Why choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?

Here at Kent's leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.

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