FAQ – laser skin treatments

Laser skin treatments target and correct various skin concerns including acne and acne scars, pigmentation, melasma, fine lines, and broken capillaries. The delivery of heat to the dermis initiates collagen synthesis, improving skin tone and texture, and facilitates an optimal rate of cellular turnover, generating a radiant complexion. Laser provides an effective alternative to traditional skin improvement methods such as facials, delivering longer lasting benefits and corrections at a dermal level.

Laser skin treatments utilise a brief, yet powerful pulse of energy to selectively target pigment, blood, and collagen situated within the dermis. By causing a mild injury to the area of concern, a healing response in the skin is generated, resulting in the production of collagen and elastin. The laser energy shatters pigment and expired blood vessels into tiny fragments, enabling the body’s white blood cells to consume and discard the unwanted deposits, resulting in a clearer complexion.
Laser skin treatments are recognised as a routine and effective treatment for the improvement of the skin. Laser provides an ideal solution for those with unwanted pigment deposits, broken capillaries, active acne and acne scars, or for those wanting to refresh their appearance and reduce the signs of aging. Laser skin treatments are suitable for both males and females, and are primarily performed on the face and neck, however may be applied to other areas of the body.
Laser and light-based treatments have been confidently used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.
Clients may experience mild discomfort during their initial laser skin treatments. Epidermal cooling is provided to ensure safe, effective treatment and to maximise client comfort. If required, topical anesthetic may be used in delicate areas. The skin may be slightly red post treatment, which may persist for a few minutes to a few hours. In the case of pigment and capillary removal, the lesions may appear darker post treatment and gradually peel or fade away. No downtime is required for this treatment.
  • Permanent reduction in fine dark hair
  • Smoother and clearer skin
  • Stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin
  • Reduction in acne breakouts, excessive oil flow, scarring and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
  • Reduction in diffuse redness and broken capillaries
  • Reduction in pigment deposits, both epidermal and dermal
  • Improved skin tone and texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Encourages optimal cell turnover and repair
  • Long lasting results, low maintenance, convenient
Anyone who would like to improve the appearance of their skin or reduce the signs of aging is a possible candidate for laser skin treatments. Laser skin treatments are suitable for all age groups; younger age groups primarily benefit from the reduction in acne and excessive oil flow, and older age groups benefit from the synthesis of collagen and pigment reduction.
Not everyone is suitable for laser skin treatments. Certain factors such as medication, skin type, and sun exposure may influence whether or not an individual is suitable for laser treatment. Laser is not an effective method to remove raised pigmented lesions such as moles or for use over tattoos.
The intervals at which laser skin treatments are performed make a substantial difference in the effectiveness and longevity of the results. The initial 6 to 8 treatments will be scheduled at defined intervals between 2 to 4 weeks to increase collagen synthesis and reduce pigment formation.
  • Remove make-up, deodorants, perfumes, moisturisers and sunscreens
  • Inform clinician of any medical conditions, medications, and sun exposure
  • Wax, pluck, thread, epilate or bleach hair
  • Expose treatment area to sunlight or solariums
  • Use spray tans or daily tanning lotions in treatment area
  • Exercise or increase skin temperature
  • Take photosensitive medications i.e. antibiotics, antidepressants, acne treatments
  • Use retinol, glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids, chemical peels or microdermabrasion in treatment area

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