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Laser skin treatments, also known as laser resurfacing, is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of the skin. The procedure can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and age spots.
The laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the skin, causing it to heat up and vaporize the damaged cells. This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which results in improved skin texture, firmness, and elasticity.
There are several types of laser skin treatments available, each targeting specific skin concerns.
Ablative laser resurfacing uses an intense laser beam to remove the top layer of skin, revealing the smoother and more youthful skin beneath. This method is typically used for treating deep wrinkles, scars, and sun damage.
Non-ablative laser resurfacing uses a less intense laser beam to heat the deeper layers of skin, stimulating collagen production without removing the top layer of skin. This method is typically used for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Fractional laser resurfacing uses a laser beam that is divided into thousands of tiny columns, which target only a fraction of the skin at a time. This method is a less invasive alternative to traditional laser resurfacing and can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors, located in Sydney, our team of experienced professionals can provide a detailed consultation to determine ethical laser skin treatment option for you and your specific skin concerns.
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All you need to know about Laser skin treatments
Laser skin resurfacing can be performed either in a laser clinic or, more likely, in an outpatient surgical clinics. After offer complimentary consultations it is usually performed under local anesthesia (a numbing injection at the treatment site).
Also surgeon will discuss ethical treatment and latest technology they use at the first appointment. An oral sedative may or may not be used as well. More extensive laser resurfacing procedures may require intravenous or general anesthesia, although this is less common. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can determine with great precision how each laser skin resurfacing patient can best benefit from the treatment and the necessary anesthesia required to ensure adequate comfort.
Once the necessary anesthesia has been administered, the surgeon uses a special laser to perform the skin resurfacing procedure. Using a precise and controlled beam of laser light, the outer layers of skin are vaporized, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath. While old skin layers are removed, the growth of new skin cells is stimulated and also stimulate collagen and elastin production that treat fine lines, wrinkles.
Partial laser skin resurfacing or laser hair removal usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, and a full treatment plan can take up to two hours. Both of these lasers help minimise the potential for laser complications associated with skin resurfacing by limiting the amount of thermal damaged skin, sun damaged skin and offering the cosmetic surgeon an extremely high level of precision. Your doctor will help you prepare for the beneficial laser skin resurfacing. As with other forms of skin resurfacing, the procedure can be repeated if and when required.
Laser skin treatment is a popular method performed in laser clinics used to reduce minor skin blemishes such as acne scarring, facial fine wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation and blemishes. It is a non-surgical and non invasive skin needling treatment procedure that uses short, concentrated pulsed beams of laser light to improve the appearance of your skin.
It offers many aesthetic benefits
Most women opt for laser treatment because of the many benefits it offers, including:
Improving skin texture and tone
Pore size reduction
Reduction of acne scars, surgical scars and age spots
Provides healthier, firmer and younger looking skin
Smoothing fine lines and facial wrinkles
Reduction of pigmentation, redness and brown spots
Stimulates and regenerates collagen production
Collagen is a protein that is responsible for giving the skin structure and elasticity. As you age, your skin tends to lose elasticity. Laser skin revitalization treatments improve collagen production by targeting the cells that lie beneath the outer layer. Ultimately, it can help improve the health and tone of your skin and also it helps to glowing skin.
A non invasive process
Laser skin rejuvenation treatments do not require local anesthesia, bandages or incisions, and therefore do not cause any complications or lead to unnecessary risks. It is a pain free process that also comes with a cooling mechanism that protects the tissue beneath the outer layer of skin and keeps you comfortable during the treatment.
Unlike many cosmetic process, laser skin treatments is a non-surgical and pain free cosmetic procedure and does not require you to take time off work or interfere with your regular activities. The optimal results of these treatments are visible almost immediately and continue to improve over time. You will need to follow your doctor’s instructions, including avoiding direct sunlight and washing your face well with room temperature water, and taking any over-the-counter medications they may recommend.
A cost-effective procedure
Laser skin treatment or skin tightening is a hassle-free and affordable option for skin rejuvenation. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, it is an affordable and safe way to restore the health of your skin and achieve the desired results.
Lasers can be used as the appropriate treatment of many conditions including reducing the appearance of unsightly scars, skin rejuvenation, treating sun spots, brown spots, reducing the visibility of blood vessels, facial redness, rosacea, warts, red stretch marks, freckles, vascular birth marks, hair and tattoo removal.
There are no fixed prices. procedure costs are actually fairly varied. In Sydney, it’s between $600 and $3700.
Light therapy or laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure performed at laser clinic that eliminates fat cells, fine wrinkles, sun damage skin, stretch marks and offers little to quick recovery with long-lasting results and glowing skin. You may be an ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing or light therapy if you have:
You may not be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing if you have:
Skin tightening can treat various skin conditions by using skin needling techniques to stimulate production of collagen and elastin that is performed at a professional laser clinic.
Avoid tanning or strong sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily for four weeks prior to laser hair removal treatment.
Avoid deeper layers facial peels (for example, strong chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion) four weeks prior to treatment.
Do not use drugs that cause photosensitivity (such as doxycycline, minocycline) for at least 72 hours before treatment.
If you have a history of herpes (cold sores in the mouth, genitals) or shingles in the treated area, tell your doctor and start antiviral treatment (valacyclovir, acyclovir) as directed (usually two days before treatment and continue for three days after treatment).
To prepare your skin for laser hair removal, you may be asked to apply a topical retinoid to your skin for about four weeks before the procedure.
Immediately after the treatment performed at laser clinics, your will feel mild redness and feel sensitive and sunburnt on body. Redness, swelling, itching or stinging may last for several days. Depending on the treatment, the skin or body may even look raw, ooze a yellow fluid, and even blister. Do not scratch or pick at crusted skin as this may cause scarring or lead to infection.
Five to 7 days after laser skin needling, your skin will be dry and flaky. Your new skin will look pink at first. Over the next two to three months, it should begin to gradually lighten which is completely normal.
Clean the full face two to five times a day as directed by your doctor.
Sleep on an extra pillow at night to help reduce swelling during the first four days after the procedure.
During the first 24 to 48 hours, apply a cold compress or a wrapped ice pack for 15 minutes every one to two hours as needed on full face like upper lip.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (or any occlusive moisturizer) or antibiotic ointment (such as bacitracin) to the area twice a day until the skin heals.
Avoid aggressive facial treatments such as tretinoin or glycolic acid for four weeks and any topical products that may cause irritation for six weeks after treatment.
Avoid activities that may cause redness for two weeks after treatment.
don’t smoke Smoking slows down the healing process.
After healing, apply a broad-spectrum (shields both UVB and UVA) sunscreen daily to protect your newly lasered skin. A sunscreen specially formulated for use on the face with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 should be chosen.
Apply a daily moisturizer as recommended by your doctor.
Instructions for washing with vinegar
Make a vinegar solution with one teaspoon of white vinegar in two cups of water. Soak the gauze in the vinegar solution and gently apply the drops to the areas of treatments, leaving the gauze in place for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Using gentle pressure, wipe the full face with gauze.
Be aware that there may be serous (clear) drainage and/or small areas of bleeding in the areas of treatments on the day of surgery and one day after surgery.
Avoid aggressive rubbing of the full face
Lasers or skin needling can be used for the treatment of many conditions including reducing the appearance of unsightly scars, skin rejuvenation, treating sun spots, acne scarring, reducing the visibility of blood vessels, facial redness, rosacea, warts, red stretch marks, freckles, vascular birth marks, hair and tattoo removal
Our faces change, and they can develop fine lines and wrinkles, show sun damage and more. Laser skin resurfacing can offer you glowing skin, remove acne from full face and upper lip and some clinic offer free consultation.
After a skin resurfacing services you should have immediately see a difference in the skin after having the great service. Depending on the laser treatment, your skin may remain pink or red for several months. Your skin may take up to a year to improve, and the improvement may last for several years. Normal aging will eventually lead to new wrinkles, which can have treatment again with laser .
This depends on the type of skin resurfacing you are having at clinic. How skin resurfacing will feel depends on several factors, including:
During laser services, which results in the removal of the outer layers of the skin (ablative lasers), a person may feel like a rubber band being snapped to the skin.
Thus, different people may experience different levels of discomfort during therapy. Your doctor may give you local anesthetic injections or IV sedation to make you comfortable. This is especially done with deeper ablative (involving the removal of some of the outer layers of the skin) laser treatments such as CO2 lasers and Erbium YAG lasers.
The answer depends on several factors, and some people who undergo skin resurfacing may notice results immediately. Depending on the type of skin treatments you choose, you may see a difference within a few weeks. Even if you don’t see an immediate improvement, your initial results will improve over the course of a year.
On average, most patients enjoy silky smooth skin that lasts for three to five years after laser therapy. Many patients continue their skin treatments by returning frequently for touch-ups or additional skin treatments.
You may want to wait 72 hours after your skin tightening before washing your face. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap to clean the area and pat dry. If you experience any swelling or discomfort, you can apply a cold compress. You can also use a light moisturizer if your skin is dry or tight.
Lasers work by sending highly concentrated beams of light into the full face. The emitted light stimulates collagen production and accelerates your natural healing processes. Skin resurfacing can be for common problems such as acne scars, sun damaged skin, enlarged pores and irregular pigmentation. Skin tightening can also help treat fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you are.
Ablative lasers are a collection of skin resurfacing systems that essentially cause micro-injuries to the skin that stimulate the skin’s own recovery abilities. Ablative lasers are considered minimally invasive and are most effective at removing the outer layers of the skin, similar to deep exfoliation. Ablative lasers are able to reverse many superficial skin problems, such as dark spots or sun damage, as well as smooth skin texture.
Non-ablative lasers are a type of skin resurfacing system that does not damage the skin. Instead, these are systems that are usually made with light or ultrasound technology that stimulates the subdermal layers of the skin. Non-ablative lasers are a non-invasive process that is best for addressing the root cause of skin problems. Non-ablative lasers are particularly useful for stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of fine lines or deep wrinkles.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.