Sciton Contour TRL


Laser Skin Resurfacing Glasgow

Full Face Resurfacing - Contour TRL

The Sciton Contour TRL is an advanced instrument that allows us to create tailored treatment plans for laser skin resurfacing at our Glasgow clinic, with each plan designed to meet each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals.

McKeown Medical offers laser skin treatments in Glasgow using cutting-edge laser technology.

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 Skin Resurfacing

What can be treated?

Full field laser resurfacing can treat skin laxity and remove fine lines and mild to deep wrinkles — especially around the mouth, eyes and cheeks. It is also excellent for removing skin imperfections or pigmentation issues such as age spots, smoothing rough skin texture, and can have a tightening effect on ageing or sagging skin (especially the skin around the eyes).

The Sciton Contour TRL laser procedure is an effective treatment for the following skin conditions:

A facial laser resurfacing treatment regenerates the facial skin by removing the top layers of the skin, which stimulates the body’s healing response and collagen production. This allows for new cell growth and cell renewal that improves the skin texture and creates a more youthful, smoother appearance.

Whether you’re interested in laser resurfacing for smoker’s lines, laser skin resurfacing for wrinkles from years of sun exposure, or you’re looking for cosmetic treatments that can help with general skin rejuvenation and skin tightening, laser resurfacing can improve skin texture and address a variety of other issues that can arise with years of exposure to our environment.

Book your online consultation with McKeown Medical for full face laser resurfacing in Glasgow.

A patient selfie before and after her full field laser resurfacing treatment with the Contour TRL.

Full Field Resurfacing


Because Results Matter

Click through to see some more examples of our work on our patients. These patients came to McKeown Medical, where our clinical team did a full assessment of their skin concerns and recommended full field resurfacing treatment. We think the results speak for themselves.


When the skin has been badly damaged by the sun or nicotine — or when you want to achieve the most dramatic possible improvement to your skin — full field skin resurfacing laser treatments are usually the best option.

The benefit of a traditional full field laser resurfacing procedure is that it achieves the most dramatic degree of improvement in skin quality possible. The results are also permanent.

The device we use for this laser resurfacing treatment is the Sciton Contour Tunable Resurfacing Laser (TRL), an advanced instrument that delivers a level of accuracy that other lasers cannot achieve. This allows us to create a truly tailored laser treatment specifically for each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals.

Sciton is a trusted medical device company known as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of laser manufacturers.

Speak to one of the McKeown Medical team about our skin rejuvenation treatments using the Contour TRL.

Full Face Resurfacing - Contour TRL


Full field laser resurfacing involves removing the entire surface of the skin, in contrast to most of our modern lasers that work by treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface with each pass.

The fractional approach is ideal for patients with minor skin damage or who want minimal downtime. However, when the skin needs more extensive rejuvenation, a full field laser skin resurfacing treatment is best.

Full field laser resurfacing for the face is an invasive procedure that is performed by our expert medical professionals under local anaesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort. That means we begin by injecting local anaesthetic — similar to the dentist — to first make the skin numb.

As part of our facial resurfacing treatment, we can also perform laser skin resurfacing under the eyes to tighten the eyelids. If we are planning to treat the skin around the eyes — which most patients opt to have — we need to place metal contact lenses in the eyes to protect the surface of the eye from the laser. Although this sounds quite alarming, most patients tolerate it very well, especially those who are used to wearing regular contact lenses.

During the skin resurfacing procedure, the laser is passed over the skin in multiple passes, each time removing a controlled amount of the skin’s surface until we achieve the desired results. It is normal to feel some heat building up in the skin. Patients often describe the sensation of the laser treatment as a feeling similar to sunburn.

Following the laser resurfacing procedure, the treatment area is covered in a vaseline-like substance (Aquaphor), and you go home with instructions on how to care for your skin during the healing process. We ask you to clean your skin 2 or 3 times per day using a special antiseptic solution that we provide for you.

You will also be prescribed a course of antibiotics and a course of antiviral medication to reduce the chances of infection during the healing process. This is vital because an infection of any sort can result in scarring or permanent changes to the pigmentation of the skin — so the initial healing period is critical.

The initial recovery time after a full field laser skin resurfacing treatment can be up to 2 weeks, and during the first week, we will see you daily to check that the epidermis is healing well and to ensure you have been able to clean your skin properly. 

This is what you can expect after the procedure:  

  • When you leave the clinic, it is normal for your skin to ooze for the first 24 hours. In most cases, the oozing stops after 24 hours, but it can persist for 2 or 3 days. The swelling typically gets worse in the first couple of days, peaking around day 3, before slowly starting to get better. 

  • By around 5-7 days after the face resurfacing treatment, the new skin will have grown back; although at this stage, you will likely still have some swelling and redness.

  • Normally by around day 10-14, most of the initial healing is done and you will be able to start wearing makeup and getting back to most normal activities. The redness will gradually fade to pink and then eventually go back to your normal skin colour.

  • It can sometimes take up to 6 months for the final stages of the pinkness to go completely, but we will be here to guide you through this process. 

If you have more questions about this procedure, you can get in touch with our patient relationship manager or book a consultation with one of our aesthetic experts to find out if laser resurfacing is the right skin rejuvenation treatment for you.

Choose McKeown Medical for laser resurfacing treatments with long lasting results that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and regain your confidence.


At McKeown Medical, we can tailor a solution to your individual needs.

Along with our full field laser skin resurfacing treatments using the Contour TRL device, we also offer alternative skin rejuvenation treatments that are less invasive, such as BroadBand Light (BBL), fractional resurfacing (HALO), and Radio Frequency (RF) assisted micro-needling (Morpheus8).

If you have questions about ablative laser resurfacing, the cost of our laser resurfacing treatments, or how our laser technology works to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, fill in our pre-consultation enquiry form or give us a call. Our patient relationship manager will help guide you towards the best laser treatment for your skin type and aesthetic goals and arrange your initial consultation.

Got questions? Ask our experts at McKeown Medical about laser skin resurfacing in Glasgow.

Full Face Resurfacing - Contour TRL

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Full Face Resurfacing - Contour TRL


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.