Skin Rejuvenation Clinic – FAQ
How does laser skin rejuvenation work?
During life, the skin on our face is exposed to pollutants in the atmosphere as well as exposure to weather causing wind and sun damaged skin.
The lower layers of the skin are continually reproducing new cells and the top layer of the skin is continually flaking off. This is a natural process which happens throughout life. When damage occurs, the top layer of the skin thickens and the quality of the underlying cells is diminished. This results in uneven texture and tone as well as a congested toughened look.
When laser light is applied to skin, the energy in the light encourages the growth of fibroblast and collagen cells. The fibroblasts and collagen cells are formed in the dermis of the skin and ensure that the skin is even in texture and colour. They also help repair scarring and sun damage.
The laser energy encourages the fibroblast and collagen cells to produce more cells, in a healthier condition. The laser has the effect of making the skin healthier, more even in texture and lifting out some of the pitting of acne scarring as well as making the skin more elastic. Because the laser energy is warming the dermal or lower layer of the skin where the new growth occurs, the cells reproduce more normally.
The most common areas treated are the cheeks and around the mouth. This treatment smoothes and tones the skin giving it more bounce resulting in a natural soft appearance.
How many treatments will I need?
The results are not seen immediately as it takes time for the cells to begin to react differently. Three to six treatments, two weeks apart, along with a topical cream will show a subtle softening and smoothing of the skin.
Please contact us for a personalised anti-ageing treatment plan.
Does it hurt? And is there any down time?
No, the laser skin rejuvenation treatment is not painful and there are no side effects. The laser light gently warms the skin, giving a feeling of well-being to the area treated. There is no down time and work or play can be resumed immediately – which is why this treatment is often called the lunchtime facelift, or non-surgical facelift.
What technology do you use? Are all lasers the same?
The laser we use is a Cutera laser. This type of laser works on the underlying layers of the skin to improve texture, tone, cell regeneration and collagen formation. Yet most of the traditional laser systems work on the outer layer of skin only, which results in skin peel and down time.
Is it safe? What are the potential complications of laser skin rejuvenation treatments?
Laser skin rejuvenation is one of the safest treatments available, and has no down time.
A consultation is essential before treatment commences, and you should stay out of the sun for two weeks before the treatment.
- Schedule a consultation with us:
- Your medical history will be reviewed for any history of skin problems, medications, etc
- Laser skin rejuvenation treatments will be explained fully and all of your questions answered.
- Avoid tanning:
- For best results you should avoid all forms of tanning for two weeks prior to treatment.
- Other information:
- If you remember to remove your make up before your appointment, that’s great, otherwise we can do this at the time.
What happens after the treatment?
A sunscreen with SPF 30 should be worn after your treatment.
How much does skin rejuvenation cost?
The cost of laser skin rejuvenation treatments is dependent upon your individual needs and the condition of your skin – and for maximum effect, many clients choose to have this treatment in combination with medical dermabrasion.
Laser Skin Technologies will provide you with a personalised treatment plan before your first skin rejuvenation treatment.