Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing Glasgow

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure designed to improve the appearance and function of the skin. We offer some of the world’s most sophisticated laser technology — including Sciton’s BBL, HALO, and Contour TRL — from our leading aesthetic clinic in Glasgow, McKeown Medical.

McKeown Medical offers laser rejuvenation from Sciton — the Rolls Royce of laser manufacturers.

McKeown Medical offers cutting-edge laser resurfacing treatments in Glasgow.

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. His team at McKeown Medical have all been personally mentored in the unique McKeown Method.

Laser Resurfacing Treatments with the Latest Laser Technology

Laser skin rejuvenation is a procedure designed to improve the appearance and function of the skin. It is normally used to treat signs of sun damage or scarring, especially old acne scars. However, laser skin resurfacing can also reduce facial wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, skin laxity (sagging skin), broken blood vessels, and other skin imperfections on the face, neck, and body.

McKeown Medical is home to a wide range of sophisticated technology, from non-ablative treatments with no downtime all the way through to full ablation for the most effective results. We will tailor your treatment plan to your needs and goals.

Choose McKeown Medical for an effective laser skin resurfacing treatment in Glasgow based on your unique needs.

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What Are My
options for Laser

Laser Resurfacing Glasgow

Laser resurfacing offers a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation method.

There are several resurfacing options, depending on your skin condition, skin type, age, and the degree of improvement you are hoping to achieve. 

  • • For patients who want the gentlest treatment that involves no removal of tissue, we use BroadBand Light™ (BBL). This laser treatment is excellent for subtly improving skin texture, reducing pigmentation, the size of pores, and the visibility of blood vessels. 

  • • For those who want to achieve more improvement in skin texture, we offer fractional laser resurfacing with the Sciton HALO laser

  • • For acne scarring, we go even deeper with the ProFractional device.

  • • For patients with the most severely damaged skin, who want the most dramatic and permanent improvement, we offer full-field skin resurfacing with the Contour TRL laser. 

We may also use a combination of different laser resurfacing techniques to treat different areas of the face as part of a bespoke treatment plan. 

Full Field Resurfacing

Full-field skin resurfacing is the classic technique for laser skin resurfacing. This is a full-face laser treatment that works by removing the entire surface of the skin to allow full regeneration of the skin’s surface and the most dramatic degree of skin rejuvenation. 

Performed using local anaesthetic, this is a highly effective treatment option for ingrained or deep wrinkles, especially around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes. The results of this treatment are permanent, although it does require a recovery time of around two weeks.

Want to learn more about our full-field laser resurfacing treatment options?

Fractional Skin Resurfacing

In contrast to the full field skin resurfacing, the HALO laser removes only a proportion — or fraction — of the skin’s surface. This means you get some of the benefits of skin resurfacing but with less downtime and less risk of side effects.

The unique HALO laser is a dual-function laser that combines two different lasers firing simultaneously, targeting both the surface of the skin and the tissues below the surface. Most patients need around 5-7 days of downtime with the HALO laser.

For more details about the fractional resurfacing laser treatments with HALO at our Glasgow clinic, read our treatment page.

Broadband Light™ (BBL) Skin Rejuvenation 

Broadband Light — shortened to BBL — is the most gentle type of laser skin rejuvenation. It does not involve burning away any of the tissue of the face, working exclusively in what is known as ‘non-ablative’ mode.

Because it is a non-ablative technique, most patients require no downtime after the treatment. BBL is excellent for improving pigmentation, open pores, blood vessels, and skin texture. This laser skin treatment is suitable for both younger patients who do not need much rejuvenation as well as for more mature patients who don’t want to have a long recovery period. It’s also an excellent option for long-term skin health maintenance, once or twice per year.

View our treatment page to find out more about doing your BBL laser facial in Glasgow at McKeown Medical.

ProFractional Laser for Acne Scars 

When patients have skin that is bothered by acne scars, we need to treat the bottom layers of the skin where the scars are tethered. To reach the depths of the scars, we use the powerful ProFractional laser.

This laser procedure allows us to accurately get to the bottom of the skin, whilst controlling the fraction of the skin treated. This is typically a one-off procedure with an initial healing process and downtime of around 1 week, although pinkness of the skin can persist for a few months after the treatment.

Got questions about ProFractional laser skin resurfacing? Ask our friendly team at McKeown Medical about your options.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

A laser skin resurfacing procedure can help slow down the signs of ageing, rejuvenate an uneven skin tone, and more.

Invented in 1964, the CO2 laser was one of the earliest laser systems and cosmetic treatments to be developed. The CO2 laser treatment for skin was a cutting-edge and market-leading laser treatment that was known for its incredible versatility in its time. In the 1990s, the erbium laser was developed as an alternative to CO2, which was excellent for removing layers of the skin but with less damage to the surrounding tissue.

With recent advancements within the laser industry, our treatment options have changed to keep in line with the latest technology. The latest advances in aesthetic technology have led to the development of more sophisticated laser skin treatments which yield even greater results, but with improved side effect profiles.

Some of the most advanced laser skin resurfacing treatments to date include HALO, BBL, ProFractional, and Contour TRL.

Speak to one of the McKeown Medical team about the modern alternatives to CO2 laser resurfacing at our Glasgow clinic.

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McKeown Medical — State of the Art Cosmetic Clinic in Scotland

Laser Resurfacing Glasgow

At McKeown Medical, experience and professionalism meet genuine care and passion for excellence.

We are able to address a diverse range of skin concerns. So when you book a consultation for one of our laser treatments, an experienced practitioner will work with you to identify the ideal treatment for your skin goals.

Our team is passionate about helping patients understand the ageing process and will choose the best laser facial treatment for their present and future needs.

Book a callback to discuss your options for laser resurfacing in Glasgow at McKeown Medical.

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See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.