Laser & IPL Photorejuvenation Sydney NSW
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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.
Laser photo rejuvenation is used on sun-damaged skin to even out a range of skin issues, such as:
– skin discolouration
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.