Laser and Light Treatments
Laser and light treatments are non-invasive procedures that use light energy to repair and regenerate damaged skin. They are used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions some of the more common conditions are listed below.
- Acne Scarring
- Actinic Keratoses
- Age Spots
- Benign Skin Growths
- Broken Capillaries
- Hair Removal
- Pigmentary Disorders
- Port Wine Stains
- Prominent Vessels
- Red Stretch Marks
- Skin Tightening
- Tattoo Removal
Light & Laser Options
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) / BBL(Broadband Light)
Pigmentation | Sun damage | Redness | Skin rejuvenation.
IPL/BBL use the power of light to correct a variety of benign skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, freckles, photo-ageing, fine wrinkles, flat birthmarks, facial skin imperfections, broken capillaries, small surface veins and other blemishes.
Best for treating: Sun-damaged pre-cancerous lesions called solar (or actinic) keratoses, sun spots, sun damage, fine lines, pigmentation and skin texture.
Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment performed using a topical photosensitising agent which is activated by a light source such as Aktilite or IPL/BBL (Intense Pulsed Light/broad band light).
Best for treating: sun damage, moderate to deep lines or wrinkles, ageing skin.
The Erbium laser emits light that is absorbed by water as the light hits the skin. The tissue that contains water is vaporised. As skin cells are mostly composed of water, the heat produced by the laser light is scattered over the skin. The object is to damage the skin to stimulate it just enough to promote healing.
Best for treating: Facial lines and wrinkles, rejuvenation, scarring.
Fractional-resurfacing technology uses the light of a laser to improve skin texture and remove pigmentation. Applied to a small fraction of skin at a given time, the energy of the laser system stimulates collagen in the skin and rejuvenates the skin cells below the skin’s surface.
Pulsed Dye Laser
Best for treating: Rosacea, facial veins, spider veins, naevi, age spots, scars& red stretch marks, port wine stains.
Pulse dyed lasers deliver an intense burst of light into select areas. The laser penetrates the skin to reach the targeted blood vessels, the energy is absorbed by oxyhaemaglobin to coagulate and clear vessels
Treatment varies depending on the condition being treated and your skins response to the treatment. For redness and telangiectasia it is typically 2-3 treatments. Conditions such as port wine stains often require more than 6 treatments.
Following treatment you may experience redness & swelling which can take a few days to subside Sometimes bruising occurs which may take a little longer to subside.