Laser Skin Treatments

Remarkable results just after 1 treatment

Our state of the art Cynosure Elite+ laser is built on two clinically proven wavelengths—the 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers.

  • The high-powered 755 nm Alexandrite wavelength is highly absorbed by melanin. It has proven long-term results for pigmentation removal.

 

  • The 1064 nm Nd:YAG is the wavelength of choice for treating facial and leg veins, the most common form of vascular lesions.

IDEAL FOR

Anti Aging

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Vascular

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Pigmentation

Rejuvenation

BENEFITS OF LASER FOR SKIN

  • Effectively treats hyperpigmentation
  • Removes vascular lesions (leg veins, spider veins, thread veins etc.)
  • Improvement in overall skin tone and texture
  • Minimized appearance of skin pores
  • Increases cell regeneration and renewal
  • Increases collagen production
  • Alleviates redness and inflamation

The Treatment

Lasers work by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition will create heat and destroy diseased cells.

What does the laser treatment involve?

Before the procedure:

  • avoid sunbathing (the sun, solarium) at least 4 weeks before the treatment,
  • moisturise the skin properly before the procedure (dietary supplements, moisturising creams),
  • do not drink alcohol on the day of the treatment (alcohol negatively influences the course of laser therapy),
  • it is advised to stop using creams containing retinol a month before your scheduled treatment,
  • peeling – do not use for at least a week before the treatment,
  • the target hair should be shaved on the day before the procedure.

A thorough skin consultation is carried out, concentrating on helping you understand the procedure, possible side effects, and the importance of after care.

Depending on skin concern, the correct wavelength will be chosen to maximize the results.

It is important to wear eye protection throughout the treatment session (provided).

Treatment consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser. Many patients describe each pulse feeling like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.

Immediately following treatment, an ice pack may be applied to soothe the treated area.

Care should be taken in the first few days following treatment to avoid scrubbing the area, and/or use of abrasive skin cleansers.

A bandage or patch may help to prevent abrasion of the treated area.

During the course of treatment patients should protect the area from sun exposure to reduce the risk of postinflammatory pigmentation.

For a few days following the treatment:

  • avoid sunbathing for at least 4 weeks following the treatment,
  • do not use soap, surgical spirit or alcohol-based lotions,
  • do not perform peelings,
  • do not wipe the treated skin areas with a sponge or towel,
  • do not cause skin irritation within the treatment area;

Downtime

Some mild redness of the skin may be present immediately after the procedure but this should settle quickly over a few hours. Tiny imperfections in the skin will gradually come to the surface over the few days following the procedure and these will imperceptibly come away leaving the skin clearer and smoother feeling.

Side Effects

Side effects from  laser treatment are usually minor and may include:

  • Redness, swelling and itching immediately after the procedure that may last a few days after treatment
  • Rarely, skin pigment may absorb too much light energy and blistering can occur (this settles by itself)
  • Changes in skin pigmentation. Sometimes the pigment cells (melanocytes) can be damaged, leaving darker (hyperpigmentation) or paler (hypopigmentation) patches of skin. Generally, cosmetic lasers will work better on people with lighter rather than darker skin tones
  • Bruising affects up to 10% of patients. It usually fades on its own
  • Bacterial infection.

Contraindications

  • pregnancy,
  • breastfeeding,
  • suntan (1 month),
  • sun-sensitizing drugs (retinoids, tetracyclines),
  • herbs (St John’s wort, calendula, stop using 2-3 weeks before the treatment),
  • alcohol consumption (24 hours before the treatment),
  • unstable diabetes,
  • vitiligo,
  • psoriasis (active phase),
  • epilepsy,
  • blood coagulation disorders, use of m
  • edicines reducing blood coagulability,
  • skin prone to formation of keloids;

DOWNTIME

OPTIMAL RESULTS

EFFECT

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COST

Individual results may vary depending on skin type, sensitivity, age, and skincare history