Laser Skin Rejuvenation

What is laser skin rejuvenation? 

Laser skin rejuvenation uses an intense light beam to allow the delivery of thermal energy to your skin. Using a laser beam allows you to directly target problem areas of skin, such as lines around your eyes or mouth, though it can also be used to treat larger areas of your body and face. While the thought of heating your skin may alarm you, there is no need to worry, as it does not damage your skin cells, but instead encourages new skin growth. This is possible thanks to the way in which facial and body rejuvenation using laser therapy works under your skin's epidermis to generate new collagen.  Updating the “protein skeleton” of the skin restores its elasticity and leads to a visible rejuvenation effect. A wavelength of 808 nm allows you to penetrate 3mm and is thus able to act on a large amount of collagen.

Is it painful?

The machine uses sapphire touch cooling system ensures the treatment safer and painless.  In other words, the hand piece has a contact cooling element, rather than just relying on air cooling technology.  

 

How many treatments will I need?

You may require an average of 3 to 6 treatments spaced around a month apart for the best results. As every clients skin condition is different, we will recommend the necessary number of sessions. Results are subtle after the first session, but the overall effect after several sessions will be more consistent. Benefits continue to increase in intensity by the number of treatments received. Because collagen will be produced long after each treatment, most patients will continue to see benefits for some time after these have been completed.

Before treatment;

  • A patch test and consultation will be carried out to determine if you are suitable fore treatment.  This will cover medical conditions, medications and obviously reliant on a negative patch test result.

  • We ask that you are freshly showered or bathed with completely clean skin, without lotions, oils, creams or fragrances of any kind before coming in.

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and do not use UV tanning beds at all for two weeks before treatment.

  • Use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above on a daily basis (rain or shine).

  • Do not use any topical products that cause photosensitivity (e.g. hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, retinols, and benzoyl peroxide) in the treatment areas for three days before treatment. Use a gentle cleanser and lotion on treated areas.

  • Follow instructions regarding all oral prescription medications that we provided at your medical laser consultation. If you are taking any new or different medications, including antibiotics, contact our office prior to your appointment.

  • Do not have Botox injections, dermal filler injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion in the treatment area for at least 14 days before laser hair removal.

What to expect during the session;

  • Following the consultation, if we determine you are a good candidate, we will begin by asking a few pertinent questions about your recent health history to ensure there are no contraindications for treatment.   We will discuss your treatment desires and at that time you can specifically let us know the area to be treated  

  • The treatment area will be cleansed and prepared for treatment. We will talk you through the treatment to ensure you won’t experience any surprises.

  • You will be required to wear protective eyewear. You may still be able to see a flash of light, but your eyes will be completely covered. The laser technicians wear protective eyewear, as well. During the treatment, all areas of the body that will not be lasered will be covered with clothing. Only the areas to receive laser treatment will be exposed. We are always mindful of your comfort and your peace of mind; we will let you know ahead of time what to expect

Aftercare;

  • It is normal to experience redness in the treatment area.

  • Improper post-treatment care, including excessive heat or sun exposure of the treated area, may increase the chance of scarring, pigmentation changes and skin texture changes. It is imperative that you avoid excessive heat in the treatment area, such as hot tubs, sauna’s or working out for 24 hours after laser hair removal treatment. Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and do not use UV tanning beds at all for two weeks after treatment.

  • Use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above on a daily basis (rain or shine).

  • Do not use any topical products that cause photosensitivity (e.g. hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, retinols, and benzoyl peroxide) in the treatment areas for three days after treatment. Use a gentle cleanser and lotion on treated areas.

  • Follow instructions regarding all oral medications that we provided at your medical laser consultation.

  • Do not have Botox injections, dermal filler injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion in the treatment area for at least 14 days after laser hair removal.

  • Treatments should be scheduled 2 weeks apart