Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Information
About the treatment
Do you suffer from uneven skin tone, freckles, Melasma, acne scars, age spots or general redness (blushing)? For fast, non-invasive, effective, and long lasting results laser skin rejuvenation (pigmentation or general redness) may be the treatment you have been looking for.
How both treatments work
Pigmentation – Class IV medical grade laser targets pigmentation using a beam of light at a wavelength to target melanin in the skin. It effectively treats freckles and pigmentation ranging in colour from light to dark brown caused by sun damage or hormonal changes. The skin rejuvenation treatment improves your complexion by stimulating collagen production in the deep layers of your skin.
General Redness – Class IV medical grade laser specifically targets the blood supply in the skin to reduce flushing, blushing and general skin redness.
What is pigmentation
There are two types of pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation – is darker in appearance to the rest of the skin on the face and body, where as Hypopigmentation is the loss of pigmentation (whiter/paler than the rest of skin).
Types of pigmentation we can treat include:
- Sun damage
- General unevenness of skin colour (brown patches, reddish spots/acne scars)
- Post trauma increase in pigmentation
- Lentigines (liver spots/age spots)
Examples of pigmentation
- Sun exposure, sun bed, fake tan within the last 2 weeks
- Melanotan injections within the last 6 months
- Photo-sensitising medication
- Isotretinoin within the last 6 months
- Topical Retinol within the last 2 weeks
- Metal pins / plates (in the treatment area)
- Eczema or Psoriasis (in the treatment area)
- Bacterial / Viral Infection (in the treatment area)
- Birthmarks / Moles / Raised Lesions (in the treatment area)
- Depilatory cream within the last 1 week
- Laser or IPL Hair reduction, waxing within the last 2 – 4 weeks (in the treatment area)
- Non-shaven areas
- Pregnant, breast-feeding, IVF treatment or trying to conceive
- Auto-Immune Disease
- Epilepsy, Diabetes, Vitiligo
- History of abnormal or keloid scarring
- Chemical or Radiation therapy
- Use of numbing cream (in the treatment area)
You must advise your technician if you have ever used isotretinoin
- A consultation will be required to discuss the treatment, check for suitability and advise the optimum treatment plan
- Avoid use of Retinol (topical vitamin A) on the treatment area 3 days prior to treatment
- Avoid prescription strength Tretinoin for 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Sun exposure must be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
- We cannot treat if you have any sunburn, any type of tan (including natural or fake tan) on the area to be treated
- We cannot treat if you have just exercised prior to treatment
- All medications must be discussed with your technician to ensure they do not have a photo-sensitising effect on the skin
Skin preparation is required for a minimum of two weeks prior to treatment. Our expert technicians will guide your through appropriate preparation including the use of;
- Glycolic or Lactic cleanser
- Even Blend & Vitamin C (for pigmentation treatment)
- Rejuvenate 15 (for general redness treatment)
- Age Defence SPF50+
- Avoid exercise, hot showers and activities which increase body temperature for 48 hours.
- Avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks post treatment is required to avoid sunburn and increased pigmentation.
- A gentle skin routine should be followed Gentle Cleanser, Rejuvenate 15, Laser Aid & Age Defence SPF 50+ are recommended for Laser for Pigmentation 72 hours post treatment.
- Avoid any active products containing AHA, BHA and Retinol for 72 hours post treatment.
- Soothe any redness and sensitivity in the treated area using Laser aid which should be applied liberally. The use of cold packs is also recommended to soothe the area.
- It is vital to apply Age Defence SPF50+ sunscreen daily for continued skin protection