Laser Treatments

CO2 LASER & LASER RESURFACING

Laser Resurfacing can be used to remove a number of skin irregularities and also improves skin tone as well as skin tightening. 

Co2 Laser resurfacing works by damaging a layer of skin.  Laser resurfacing targets the outer layers of the skin and subsequently encourages new skin to grow by creating thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin’s surface that stimulate the body’s natural healing process.  When that layer of the skin is damaged, the body starts up collagen production.  By promoting collagen production, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is considerably reduced.  More collagen production results in more vibrant and youthful skin.

The treatment is ideal for:

·        Acne scars

·        Pigmentation and sun damage

·        uneven skin tone

·        Wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity

The cost of the procedure depends on the size of the treatment area.   Less intense treatments, with less down time are also an option. 

Complimentary LED Light Treatment with every laser resurfacing treatment.

LED can help reduce the controlled inflammation caused by laser skin resurfacing. The red light will accelerate the healing process and also stimulate the production of collagen. 

Interested in learning other ways to treat acne scars, uneven skin tone and pigmentation? Check out our GOOD TO KNOW advice posts.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal works by sending the light of a laser through the pigment in the hair. The light converts to heat, which destroys the hair follicle.

Almost anyone can get laser hair removal, but it is most effective on people with dark hair. The darker your hair colour is, the more effective the treatment will be since it is easier for the laser to target each hair follicle. Once the hair follicle has been destroyed it does not grow back. 

As hair grows in different cycles, and we recommend waiting four-to-six weeks between treatments and suggest that most clients will need at least two treatments but could be even more than six treatments.

LASER FACIALS

Laser facials are the ideal treatment to maintain healthy skin tone and texture.    They are fast and effective treatment with no downtime and can be performed as often as your skin concerns and budget require, ie weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

Laser Facials work by heating the epidermis (top layers of your skin) and dermis (2nd layers of skin) resulting in increased collagen and elastin production.  Lasers are attracted to brown and/or red imperfections in the skin and when they connect with their targets, they destroy them.

The treatment is ideal for:

·        redness

·        pigmentation

·        uneven skin tone and texture

·        reduced skin elasticity

·        fine lines and wrinkles

During a laser facial you will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface and depending on settings and skin tone may experience a tingling pins and needles sensation.  Clients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic.

With Laser Facials the effects are gradual. You may not see much of a difference until several weeks after your first treatment.  We recommend a treatment program that includes a combination of laser and peels and LED treatments to achieve ultimate results.

LASER FOR REDNESS

BLOOD VESSELS, CAPILLIARIES, CHERRY ANGIOMAS, ROSACEA AND SPIDER VEINS

Broken or dilated blood vessels can appear on your face and body due to several causes. Underlying conditions such as rosacea, which can cause repeated flushing (redness) of the face, can cause broken or dilated blood vessels to form.

Spider veins are extremely common and can appear anywhere on the body, but more often on the legs, ankles, face, chest, or abdomen. 

Cherry angiomas are red mole-like skin growths that are made up of small blood vessels, or capillaries. Cherry angiomas most commonly appear in adults older than 30 years.

Broken blood vessels like these don’t heal on their own and will remain on the surface of the skin until something is done about them.

Laser treatments are a great way of dealing with dilated capillaries on the face.  Vascular laser treatments target the small blood vessels.  The laser causes them to become smaller and gradually fade of the course of a week or two.

The treatment is fast and ideal for improving the condition of your skin.  Some patients may experience some bruising or swelling, post treatment, which generally resolves within a few hours or up to a few days.  Treatment may need to be repeated.

LASER FOR PIGMENTATION

One of the best treatments for removing pigmentation is laser therapy.  Laser targets pigmentation by penetrating the deep tissues of the skin through non-ablative wavelengths (which exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin) and ablative wavelengths (which penetrate the deep layers to promote collagen growth).  Once the pigmentation is hit by the laser it shatters into tiny particles which are then removed from your body by your own immune system over the coming days and weeks.

Immediately post treatment you can expect to see some mild redness. You may also see some of your pigmentation spots turn darker. This is normal and the pigment will naturally shed off your skins surface within seven to 14 days depending on your skin cell turnover.

The depth and cause of pigmentation will determine the most effective laser treatment. Mild pigmentation can be treated with Laser Facials, more significant pigmentation can be treated by our medical staff.

Some skin tones and causes of pigmentation are not able to be treated by laser, other suitable and effective treatments are peels and skin needling.

Please book a consultation with Dr Ryan to discuss this treatment.

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Lasers are attracted to pigmentation, and in the case of tattoo removal it is the ink pigment.   The laser sends a short, powerful pulse of light that is attracted to the ink pigment and shatters it into tiny particles, which the body’s immune system breaks down and removes during the weeks and months following treatment.

The number of treatments depends on the ink pigment.   Laser tattoo removal treatments should be scheduled three months apart. This allows your body to break down as much of the tattoo as it can before your next session.