LASER SKIN TREATMENTS
You can obtain more information about laser skin treatments by sending us an email at the Contact page or call us to arrange a consultation.
The information presented here is of a general nature and does not substitute for a face to face consultation with a medical practitioner.
You must first see a medical practitioner for a consultation to determine your suitability for a treatment with laser.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LASER SKIN REJUVENATION
How does Laser Skin Rejuvenation work?
Certain wavelengths of laser light are absorbed by pigment molecules in the skin. The energy absorbed is converted to heat causing a breakup in the pigment. In "age spots" and melasma, the target pigment is melanin. In broken capillaries and spider veins the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the blood and collapses the unwanted veins. For wrinkles, skin tightening and skin toning the laser stimulates collagen and elastin regrowth.
When will you see results?
The effects are cumulative. After the first treatment, you will see improvements to broken capillaries, small facial veins and some pigmented areas within a few days. Other improvements such as wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and toning will be more subtle and may take one to three months. With each subsequent treatment, subtle changes will accumulate until you have achieved the improvement you desire.
How often can skin rejuvenation be performed?
A series of three to six treatments spaced two to four weeks apart is standard. Occasionally, more treatments may be needed for certain individuals or conditions. Periodic maintenance treatments may be recommended for more desirable lasting results.
What can I expected immediately post Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness, swelling and/or a slight darkening of pigmented areas. The redness and swelling usually dissipate within one to three days however darkened pigmentation may persist and peel lightly for up to one week. Makeup can be applied to the treated area immediately, if necessary. It is extremely important to apply an SPF50 sun block and avoid sun exposure on a daily basis to prevent additional sun damage.
How long does a Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment take?
The treatment takes approximately 20 – 40 minutes.
To find out more about these procedures, go to our Contact page to send cosmetic MD an email or call us to organise a consultation.
For post-treatment instructions, please visit the Post-Treatment Instructions page.