Fractional Laser Resurfacing

The dermatologists and nurses at our Brisbane clinics love using fractional lasers to deliver exceptional skin rejuvenation results. Fractional lasers provide cutting-edge skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen production and skin cell regeneration.
Cutis Dermatology has the most advanced portfolio of fractional lasers in Australia.
  • Fraxel HD
  • Hybrid Lasers
  • Picoway Fractional
  • Clear + Brilliant Laser
  • LARI CO2
  • CO2 Lasers

Our results speak for themselves







Laser Resurfacing

Fraxel HD
Best for: Dull skin, pigment
Down time: 5 days
Comments: High density means 1 session
Hybrid Lasers
Best for: Deep wrinkles, pigment
Down time: 6 day
Comments: 10-year rejuvenation
Picoway Fractional
Best for: Fine line, pigment
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Suitable for all skin types
Clear + Brilliant Laser
Best for: Pores, fine lines
Down time: 2 days
Comments: Gentle resurfacing
Best for: Fine wrinkles/ dull skin
Down time: 2-3 days
Comments: Delivers retinoic acid
CO2 Lasers
Best for: Deep wrinkles & aged skin
Down time: 7 days
Comments: Most powerful laser
Erbium Laser Resurfacing
Best for: Deep wrinkles, laxity, scars
Down time: 9 days
Comments: Epic laser, epic results
Skin Rejuvenation with the latest technology. Benefits of the fractional lasers.
What is the best laser for my skin goals?
  • Smoother, healthier, & clearer skin
  • Improved skin tone
  • Softening of deep wrinkles
  • Removal of sunspots
  • Removal of unwanted brown spots & pigmentation
  • A reduction of fine lines around the eyes
  • Reduced surgical & acne scars

The ideal laser depends on your skin’s age, your skin color, goals & downtime. Cutis Dermatology has over 35 laser & energy devices to ensure that you will receive the optimal treatment for your skin. Bespoke skin rejuvenation, that is what we do.

Fraxel HD; we do it better
Hybrid laser resurfacing –  combining 2 lasers in one session.

Developed by our dermatologists & used by others worldwide, Fraxel HD delivers laser resurfacing tailored to your skin type & concerns. Unlike normal Fraxel that required a series of 3-5 treatments, most patients require only one treatment with our High Density settings. 

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This combination of CO2 & deep fractional laser resurfacing addresses superficial concerns including pigmentation, fine lines & pores as well as deeper wrinkles & skin laxity. Hybrid resurfacing can rejuvenate skin by up to one decade with one treatment. 

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With over 35 lasers & energy devices, our team of specialists can provide effective laser resurfacing for all skin types & conditions ranging from acne scarring, photoaging, pigmentation, & deep wrinkles.


Why choose Cutis Dermatology?

Cutis Dermatology is the go-to laser training hub for Australia. Not only do we deliver the best outcomes in Brisbane, but we train the industry. Our specialists have over 20-years of experience in dermatology and aesthetics, with numerous peer reviewed scientific publications.

Our experience, skill sets, & passion for the industry translates to unparalleled outcomes for our patients.  

What can fractional lasers treat?

Fractional lasers are best used for improving skin texture, meaning changes on the surface of the skin. Depending on the type of laser (that’s why we have so many of them), we can address-

  • Pigmentation including sunspots, age spots
  • Solar keratosis or actinic keratosis
  • Fine to deep wrinkles and creases
  • Acne and surgical scars, burn scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull skin 
  • Spots and barnacles including age warts
  • Melasma and deep pigmentation

What is the science behind fractional laser resurfacing?

Fractional lasers, as the name suggests, treats a percentage of the skin’s surface area. This is termed density and is within our control. The advantages of treating a predetermined surface area include:

  • Faster healing times
  • Less risks of side effects
  • Optimal collagen regeneration
  • Tailored approach for each problem 
  • Less pain with the procedure

What is the best fractional laser for deep wrinkles & skin rejuvenation?

CO2 lasers combined with thulium lasers give the best results. The former treats deep concerns including wrinkles and skin laxity, whilst thulium addresses superficial concerns including pigmentation, texture, fine lines and pores. This combination is called Hybrid Laser Resurfacing. It is best for lighter skin types.

Learn more (link to hybrid laser resurfacing in the laser section) 

What is the best fractional laser for pigment?

Pico lasers are the best for pigment. This is a no downtime laser that targets both superficial and deep pigmentation such as freckles, sunspots, melasma and age spots. At Cutis we have two state of the art pico lasers, the Picoway and the Picosure Pro. 

Pico lasers can treat all skin types, including ethic-darker skin. Depending on the type of pigmentation, most patients require between 2-4 sessions. 

Learn more (link to Picoway laser in the laser section) 

What is the best fractional laser for ethnic skin?

Pico lasers including the Picoway and the new Picosure Pro laser. These lasers can reduce pigment, pores, dull skin, fine wrinkles and age spots. 

Pico fractional lasers are the lasers of choice for darker skin types as they offer the utmost safety and efficiency. 

Learn more (Link to Picoway laser in this section) 

What is the best fractional laser for acne scars?

CO2 lasers followed by erbium. The best CO2 lasers include the eCO2 and the Ultrapulse.  For fine work we use the CO2RE, whilst for intermediate work we use the MixTo laser. 

CO2 lasers, used correctly, are safe in darker skin types including Asian/Indian and Middle Eastern skin. We deliver the laser light using modified techniques to reduce the chances of skin colour changes.  

What is the best fractional laser for enlarged pores?

If you have lighter skin, Fraxel HD is the best laser for stimulating collagen, in turn reducing the size of pores. 1-2 sessions will give great results. 

For darker skin types, Pico lasers including Picoway and Picosure Pro give excellent results, with no downtime and minimal risks. Factor in 2-4 sessions. 

Learn more (link to enlarged pores landing page) 

What is the best fractional laser for eye rejuvenation?

CO2 lasers are the gold standard. We employ several types, depending on the depth of wrinkling. Most cases respond nicely to eCO2, deeper wrinkles are treated with the Deed & Active Fx Ultrapulse. 

Unlike injectables, lasers generate your own collagen, reducing both fine and deep lines. 

Learn more (link to eye rejuvenation landing page)

What is the best fractional laser for smoker’s lines?

CO2 and erbium laser treatments in combination give the best results. For deep smoker’s lines, we prefer to use fully ablative lasers, in combination with fractional lasers. Most patients require only one treatment, with a downtime of 6 to 9 days. 

For mild wrinkles we can combine fractional CO2 lasers with dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. 

How many sessions will I need?

It depends on the job. As a guide:

  • Skin rejuvenation 1-2 sessions
  • Acne scarring 3-4 sessions
  • Pigment 2-4 sessions with the pico fractional 
  • Sun damage 1 treatment

What can’t fractional lasers do?

Fractional lasers do not replace volume. Volume replacement can only be achieved with dermal fillers or fat transfer. To get the most natural results, you should consider three factors when it comes to rejuvenation:


Skin texture & quality. This means treating the palate of the skin. This is where gentle fractional lasers such as Fraxel and CO2 come into play.

  1. Volume. This is replaced with dermal hyaluronic acid or collagen stimulating fillers. Fat can also achieve volume replacement.
  2. Tone. Mild to moderate skin laxity can be treated with threads, HIFU and RF or radiofrequency. Deep fractional CO2 lasers can improve some cases.

Learn more (link to dermal fillers landing page) 

How does fractional laser resurfacing compare to microneedling?

Microneedling is great for stimulating hair growth and dermal drug delivery, but it is an underwhelming treatment when it comes to skin rejuvenation. One simple laser resurfacing session gives better outcomes than a dozen microneedling treatments. 

Lasers provided controlled heating. This means far more effective removal of pigment and stimulation of collagen. Schedule a FREE nurse consultation at our Brisbane clinics. T&C apply.

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