Laser & IPL Photorejuvenation Sydney NSW

Laser & IPL Photorejuvenation refers to procedures using light photons to rejuvenate skin. This does not injure the skin’s surface. In contrast, laser resurfacing does injure the outer skin surface, and has a longer recovery period.

At Áda Aesthetic Medicine we use a combination of lasers to achieve results.
This includes the KTP and Nd:YAG lasers (Cutera Excel V, Gemini laser), Revlite laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices from Palomar and Sciton BBL.

What conditions is laser photo-rejuvenation suitable for?

Laser photo rejuvenation is used on sun-damaged skin to even out a range of skin issues, such as:
– skin discolouration
– texture
– pigmentation
– broken capillaries
– facial rosacea or redness and
– poikiloderma of Civatte (red neck/chest)

It also compliments other rejuvenation procedures, such as laser resurfacing, medical needling, microdermabrasion and dermal fillers.

How does it work?

Laser light penetrates deep into the skin (the dermis). Heat from the laser stimulates new collagen and collagen remodelling.  Small blood vessels and pigmentation also absorb the laser light. This leads to  the clearance or fading of red capillaries and pigmentation.

Why is the recovery time so short?

Generally, redness and swelling will last from a few hours to a few days. The laser/IPL handpiece cools the skin as the treatment proceeds. This protects the epidermis while allowing the dermis to be heated. This reduces the risk of skin blistering or crusting afterwards.

The treatments are designed to work over multiple visits. Procedures use lower energies to miniseries the skin’s reaction, which requires a higher volume of treatments.

When will I see results?

The response to the laser treatment varies for each individual. It is difficult to accurately predict individual responses before starting laser treatment.

Most people will see improvement in the removal of veins and freckles within 2 weeks of their first treatment. Deeper redness and discolouration will take 2-3 treatments to see significant improvement. Since the treatments have a cumulative effect, it’s important to repeat treatment at the advised intervals. The total number of treatments required to achieve the desired results is between 2-6 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Where desired results are not achieved, more specialised laser treatments may be advised.

Are there any risks?

Some individuals may see redness and swelling of the treated area lasting longer than expected. This will settle within two weeks. Scattered brown crusts may occur, particularly after treating darker pigmentation areas. These will peel off by the end of the second week. A poor or slow response to the treatment may require a greater number of treatments than initially assessed. Alternatively, this may indicate the need to change to more specialised laser treatments.

Who will do my treatments?

At Áda Aesthetic Medicine, only experienced doctors do all consultations and all laser/IPL treatments.  No ‘laser technicians’ or nurses are used at any Áda clinic.

Is it a painful treatment?

Overall, patients find the treatment relatively painless. An occasional sting or sharp pin-prickle sensation is not uncommon, though completely tolerable. If the treatment too uncomfortable, a local anaesthetic can be used to numb the area.

Laser & IPL Photorejuvenation  Sydney

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The friendly team at āda aesthetic medicine looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at one of our clinics or enquire online.

Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm
    Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Consultations and select range of treatments in Wollongong.