LASER

Laser Facial

Laser Facial, also known as Laser Genesis is a 1064nm Q-Switch NdYag laser used to:

  • Smooth skin texture,
  • Treat acne and reduce redness associated with acne scarring
  • Diminish pore size
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Fade Melasma

This procedure can be done the face, neck and décolletage, and can be used on all skin types.

How it works: Over time this laser will stimulate new collagen in the skin. It works by heating the deep layers of the skin causing collagen to produce. The laser also shatters abnormal deep dermal pigment at a microscopic level creating a clearer complexion.

Procedure: The laser procedure feels like tiny sparks over the face, taking 15 minutes, it can be done in a lunch break. No numbing is required.
This procedure appeals to people who cannot take time off work to recover, and people preparing for a special event who don’t want to risk looking red or swollen

Results: are instant your skin will glow and instantly feel plump. For best results, a treatment every 4 weeks is recommended.

When Laser Genesis is used in combination with other treatment modalities and a Medical Grade Skin-care regime results are significantly improved.

Downtime: There is usually no downtime.

Pigment Laser

Laser Pigment treatment is a 532mn Q-Swith NdYag laser used to:

  • Treat superficial sun damage
  • Treat and age spots

This procedure can be done on the face, neck, décolletage and hands. This laser can only be used on light skin people and must be used in combination with a Medical Grade Skin care regime.

How it works: The pigment laser works by shattering the abnormal pigment that lies on the superficial layer of the skin.

Procedure: The procedure takes 15 minutes. The laser feels like a hot elastic band flicking on the skin. The spots treated:

  • Feel warm for about an hour post treatment. The spots treated
  • Will temporarily go darker and crusty before falling off over 7 days.

It is essential you stay out of the sun following this procedure.

Results: are seen one-week post treatment, however, for optimal results you may require 2-4 treatments spaced one month apart

When Laser pigment is used in combination with other treatment modalities and a Medical Grade Skin-care regime results are significantly improved.

Downtime: There is downtime associated with this procedure, slight welts may be apparent for 24hours while dark sports will peel off and resolve over 5-7 days. Make-up will cover the dark spots.

C02 Abrasion Fraxis Laser

Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have been used for many years to resurface. Typically, they are used to improve skin texture and tone, reduce wrinkles, and remove sun damage and pigmentation and tighten the skin on the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

How does it work: Fractional CO2 works by drilling lots of tiny holes into the skin that encouraged collagen and elastin production. Only a small percentage of skin is targeted by the sophisticated laser, leaving a certain amount of untouched skin to promote healing. Fractionated CO2 offers moderate improvement in wrinkles, discoloration and scarring by stimulating collagen production.

The Procedure: The actual fraxis laser procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, however, numbing cream is required 30 minutes before the treatment. (Numbing can be done at home with an over the counter product called ‘Emla Cream”) With numbing cream, the treatment is well tolerable.

Downtime: The sophistication of the machine allows us to tailor individual treatments. The laser can be regulated to facilitate your downtime.
Depending on the strength of the laser will depend on how many treatments you will require.

Radio Frequency

The Secret Micro-Needle Fractional RF System is the ideal technology for skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation by utilising minimally invasive micro-needles to deliver controlled RF energy directly into various depths of the skin. RF energy heats tissue and stimulate sub dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodelling and production of new collagen and elastin.  The process provides an alternative to a facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.

Radiofrequency is used for:

  • Skin lifting,
  • Pore-size reduction,
  • Skin tightening
  • Overall rejuvenation.
  • Deep and shallow wrinkles,
  • Acne and acne scars.

The procedure is done on the face and neck and can be used on all skin types

How it works: Each pulse of the Radiofrequency has 10 Non-insulated micro-needles that penetrate the skin emitting an electric current causing dermal heating.

The Procedure: The actual RF procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, however, numbing cream is required 30 minutes before. (Numbing can be done at home with an over the counter product called ‘Emla Cream”)
With numbing cream, the treatment is well tolerable.

Downtime: You may experience transient erythema on the treated areas for 3-4 hours initially. The downtime involved with SECRETRF treatments are significantly reduced due to it targeting the deeper layers of the skin. The typical interval between sessions is once every 3-4 weeks. Most patients see excellent results following 2-4 treatments. This may vary according to your skin condition.

Vascular Laser

The long pulsed 532mn laser is used to treat facial redness. The laser will:

  • Remove spider veins across the entire face.
  • Remove some vascular birthmarks
  • Remove Haemangioma  (vascular tumours) on the face and around the mouth and on the body.

How does it work: The vascular laser works by targeting the haemoglobin in the surface veins, coagulating the blood in the vein and shutting it down. The shutdown vein is then treated like a bruise by the body and naturally gets reabsorb.

The Procedure: The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. It feels like hot pin pricks across the face. Some clients choose to apply a numbing cream called emla before attending the treatment.

Downtime: There is minimal downtime associated with this laser. You will be slightly red for about 24 hours following the vascular laser, make-up can cover this.

Results: Will be seen after the first treatment, however, for optimal results you may require 2-4 treatments spaced one month apart.
When vascular laser is used in combination with other treatment modalities and a Medical Grade Skin-care regime results are significantly improved

HIFU : High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Ultraformer III  

What is Ultraformer HIFU?

Ultraformer HIFU treatment uses ultrasound to lift and tighten a number of problem areas, including the lower face, under the chin, and neck. It can reduce wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and cheeks. It can also be used for skin tightening on small problem areas of the body.

During Ultraformer treatment, low amounts of Micro-Focused Ultrasound energy are delivered into precise skin depths, without damaging the surface of the skin. The MFU energy creates heat, which stimulates tissue remodelling. The result, over time, is a natural skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation.

 

What can I expect in the treatment?

Prior to treatment you skin will be cleaned, and a set of clinical photos will be taken. Topical anaesthetic can be applied. You can expect to experience some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is delivered.

 

What does Ultraformer HIFU treat?

Ultraformer III performs skin tightening on the Face and Neck. It can also be used to lift the skin, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenate and strengthen the skin.

 

How long does each treatment take?

Ultraformer HIFU treatments take between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on which areas are being treated.

 

How much does it cost?

The cost varies depending on the areas you are having treated.

Our nurses will discuss the areas you would like treated during your consultation and can customise the treatment to address your areas of concern and meet your budget.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients will need only one treatment, and then can repeat the treatment every 12 months to maintain their results.

For moderate to severe laxity, 2 treatments in the first 6 months is recommended, and maintenance treatments every 12 months after that.

Your doctor can advise you of the appropriate treatment regimen to maximise your results during your consultation.

 

When does numbing cream need to be applied?

Numbing cream needs to be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment, onset is within 30

minutes, and will work for 60 minutes after the cream is removed.

 

Who can have the Ultraformer treatment?

Patients suitable for Ultraformer are those with sagging and laxity of the skin, caused by sun damage and ageing. Patients with facial implants or open wounds on their face are not appropriate for this treatment.

 

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

For best results, we recommend men are clean shaven on the day for treatment. There is no need to wear makeup as it will be removed prior to treatment.

 

What are the possible side effects?

Although side effects are uncommon they can occur. They are usually temporary and mild in nature.

Your skin may appear red for a few hours after Ultraformer treatment.

You may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness for a few days after treatment. Rarely, some patients may experience temporary bruising welts or numbness.

As with any heat-based treatment, there is a slight risk of burning the skin.

Temporary nerve inflammation will resolve in a few days or weeks.

If a motor nerve has become inflamed, you might experience some temporary local muscle weakness. There could be some temporary numbness if a sensory nerve has become inflamed.