A new generation of cosmetic laser treatments has been launched by Lumenis, a world-leading medical and cosmetic laser system firm.
The new technique, Bridge Therapy, uses CO2 lasers to smooth out wrinkles and scars, and to tighten the skin.
The technique uses fractional laser treatment, which leaves 'bridges' of untouched skin between the treated areas of the skin's surface, thereby speeding up the healing process.
Max Murison, consultant plastic surgeon at Swansea's Morriston Hospital, commented: "The innovation of Bridge Therapy in aesthetic treatments means drastically reduced downtime for patients.
"It is relatively pain free and has a very high satisfaction rate amongst patients," he revealed.
Mr Murison revealed that the first commercially-available treatment will be ActiveFX, which resurfaces the whole face within 20 minutes and has a recovery time of four days at the most.
"Patients find it easier and far less painful than other rejuvenation treatments," the consultant added.