How does fractional skin rejuvenation work?
Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light, which penetrate into the dermis, to stimulate significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the bodyís natural recovery process, for dramatic results without significant downtime.
Am I suitable for this type of laser skin treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people and highly recommended for individuals wanting a brighter, more even skin tone, smoother skin texture with improved skin elasticity, a reduction of wrinkles, reduced pore size and improvement to scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin is cleansed and in some circumstances, a topical anaesthetic may be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. During treatment, the handpiece is moved over the skin delivering tiny microscopic laser beams. Typically treatment time varies depending upon the skin condition and the area being treated, but will range from 10 to 40 minutes. After treatment the skin is cooled and a calming lotion is applied. Protective eye wear must be worn during treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
A cooling device is often utilised to minimise discomfort during laser skin rejuvenation treatment. A warm, heating sensation may still be felt, but is considered tolerable by most people.
What should I expect after laser skin treatment?
You will experience a mild sunburnt sensation for a few hours after receiving†this laser treatment and the skin may be red for 1 to 2 days. This is a normal sign that the skin is healing at a deep level. Swelling is likely but minimal, and resolves in 2 to 3 days. As the healing process occurs, your skin may have a ëbronzedí appearance that lasts from 3 to 10 days, depending on the treatment level. Your skin will naturally exfoliate and may flake as if you had mild sunburn.
Are there any side effects?
Skin redness, swelling and the bronzing appearance described above are all expected outcomes of treatment. Other adverse effects are rare but can include a small blister or temporary change to skin pigmentation, such as a darkening of the skin.
How many treatments are necessary?
Improvement is evident after the first session, but for optimum results 3 to 5 treatment sessions are often advised. Treatment is carried out every 2 to 6 weeks, depending upon the level of rejuvenation required.
Is the treatment effective?
Yes ñ The most advanced fractional laser system on the market today is used ensuring results are outstanding and long lasting.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained to confirm suitability. Before proceeding with the laser†treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.