Laser Skin Rejuvenation at our Adelaide Facial Rejuvenation Clinic, to Get You Looking Wonderful
No More Unwanted Marks
Brown spots, broken capillaries and other fallout from photo-ageing are easy targets for laser systems that use broadband light to repair these defects through a process called photo-rejuvenation. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated non-ablatively, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots and other discoloured signs of photo-ageing can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. Each treatment is performed gently with no downtime. In fact, laser skin treatments for wrinkles and other signs of ageing can be done in our Adelaide location within an hour and no one will notice any sign of treatment, just a gradual improvement in the skin’s appearance.
How Does AFT Pulsed Light Work for Facial Laser Treatment?
Simply put, AFT pulsed light energy is absorbed by the target areas without damaging healthy skin. Selectively heating and closing off blood vessels, AFT pulsed light reduces the lesions, while sparing nearby tissue from injury. With pigmented lesions the light energy heats the melanin in the lesion and causes it to fragment. The melanin fragments are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. By providing smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle and effective.
Why Choose this Facial Laser Treatment?
Traditional treatments for removing or reducing the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions are often long-term and uncomfortable. Frequently administered corticosteroid medications can have undesirable side effects. Cryosurgery cannot be used in many cases. Surgery and treatment with ablative lasers can be painful and may cause damage and scarring to adjacent body areas.
Also, nearly all conventional treatments require an extended healing period. In contrast, AFT treatments require no downtime and can be used to treat many types of vascular and pigmented lesions quickly and safely.
What are Benign Vascular and Pigmented Lesions?
Benign vascular lesions are an abnormal clustering of blood vessels which are red in colour. Pigmented lesions, less widespread, are clusters of melanin in the skin and are brown in colour. While some lesions may fade, others become more pronounced over time.
How to Get Started at our Facial Rejuvenation Clinic in Adelaide
To begin with, all patients must meet with a consultant to determine their course of treatment. The consultant will then set treatment plans according to the characteristics, such as the size and location of each patient’s lesions. Most lesions can be treated within half an hour and for best results, repeated treatments are required.
Safe, Effective and Relatively Painless Facial Laser Treatment
The high level of light and gentle energy parameters assure safe, effective treatment. Uniquely shaped AFT Light is pulsed precisely, heating the intended targets and causing remarkably little or no skin damage or discomfort. This optimal use of energy both increases safety and eliminates the need for cooling methods.
While discomfort varies from individual to individual, most people tolerate AFT pulsed light treatment well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for the more sensitive areas if you so desire.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Technology in Use
AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light. It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration, for safer and more effective treatments.
AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face. This fluence ensures repeatable results and remarkable safety. AFT yields a more efficient system for ideal clinical improvements, less discomfort and minimal skin damage.
Key Advantages of the Laser Skin Rejuvenation at our Clinic
- Effective non-surgical treatment for a common cosmetic concern
- Quick 20-minute treatment in Adelaide makes it easy to fit into a busy day
- Completely safe with no downtime
AFT for Spider and Varicose Veins
The non-invasive laser treatment of unsightly leg veins is one of the most requested yet most challenging of aesthetic procedures. Because of the various diameters, depths and pressures found with these vessels, their treatment often requires a wide range of wavelengths, pulse widths and fluences. Using a combination of therapies, such as those included on the Harmony®XL system, Lasertech’s physicians are able to treat both superficial and deep telangiectasias as well as telangiectatic matting and hemosiderin staining.
Using the principle of selective photo-thermolysis, these vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Depending on the nature of the vessels, either the Nd:YAG or an AFT treatment head on the HarmonyXL can be used to produce the desired effect. In fact, using a combination of 1064-nm laser light in conjunction with various broadband AFT treatment parameters has, in many cases, been shown to be more effective than laser treatment alone.
AFT for Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Stretch Marks, Hypopigmentation
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (http://www.psoriasis.org), psoriasis affects nearly 2% of the global population. Traditional treatments range from topical creams or to oral medications (which must be monitored for systemic side-effects) and even ultraviolet phototherapy, which is extremely time-consuming and has other associated risks. The UVB hand piece on the HarmonyXL laser skin rejuvenation system provides psoriasis sufferers an alternative treatment that includes no pharmaceuticals, reduces the number of required sessions and only takes minutes.
Vitiligo, on the other hand, is a form of leukoderma, or loss of skin pigmentation. Vitiligo affects at least 1% of the world’s population and develops as white spots in the skin that vary in size and location.
Severe trauma such as burns can also destroy pigment cells, resulting in leukoderma. Stretch marks, acne scars, post-surgical and traumatic scars can also produce a similar loss of pigment. Until recently the only treatments available included UV phototherapy and topical or injected corticosteroids. And while none of these worked very well, there were some forms of leukoderma for which there was no known method of re-pigmentation.
The UVB handpiece available on the Harmony®XL laser system has the ability to produce short pulses of 295 – 350 nm light, which has been demonstrated to successfully treat leukoderma, including vitiligo. While most UV therapies require treatments that expose both the effected and healthy skin, Alma’s UVB procedures only require treatment of affected areas, which minimizes the risk of injury to the surrounding areas and significantly reduces treatment times.
AFT for Acne Facial Laser Treatment – an Effective Alternative to Daily Pills and Creams
Acne is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples and sometimes, deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. When severe, acne can often result in scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated.
Until recently, patients with persistent, moderate acne have been treated with only topical or sometimes systemic antibiotics. Recent studies have demonstrated, however, that certain discrete spectra can trigger endogenic porphyrins that naturally destroy P. acnes bacteria — and in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work. Within eight brief acne laser treatments, over just four weeks, Harmony®XL’s AFT can provide significant improvement. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical creams(?). Patients should achieve 80% clearance and treatments for acne take only a few minutes.
Laser Skin Tightening – a Treatment in Adelaide for Loose Facial Skin
Skin tightening has quickly grown into a one of our most popular treatments. At Lasertech we use the ST hand piece on the Harmony®XL which is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of ageing, including jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, droopy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. A series of three to six treatments is all it takes to reward yourself with a tighter, fresher appearance — without pain or invasive procedures. In addition, the ST handpiece is an integral part of the popular Laser360™ treatment, which has seen success with patients and in the media.
Facial Laser Treatment Technology in Use
The near infrared ST handpiece delivers uniform energy distribution and effectively targets lipids and connective tissue. It exerts its biological effect on the skin through two major mechanisms, heat-induced collagen shrinkage and micro-thermal injury as well as dermal regeneration, repair (healing) and remodeling. The ST handpiece produces dramatic, yet comfortable deep dermal heating without damage to the epidermis.
Key Advantages of the Facial Laser Treatment
- Quick and painless – perfect as a lunchtime procedure
- Perfect treatment for lax skin around the eyes and brow line
Laser Fractional Resurfacing
Can a laser treatment help you regain your youthful glow? Yes – if it’s Pixel Perfect™ and it’s now available in Adelaide.
Pixel Perfect™ is one of the revolutionary skin treatments from Alma Lasers that offers you the chance to look younger, healthier and let your inner radiance free. The laser treatment can clear years of sun damage such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Pixel Perfect™ can also shrink the appearance of pores and smooth out acne scars, giving you the soft and flawless skin of years gone by. In other words, Pixel Perfect™ can help transform blotchy, spotted and pockmarked skin into the radiant glow of one’s youth.
The Pixel Perfect™ laser skin treatment may be the perfect solution for your concerns. The technology used is based on real science and cleared by the FDA. Pixel Perfect™ has pleased thousands of patients worldwide and is a safe way to resurface your skin.
The Science behind Pixel Perfect™
Pixel Perfect™ the aesthetic procedure performed by the Pixel laser system from Alma Lasers, stimulates new collagen growth to improve your skin’s texture and tone and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Pixel Perfect™ works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these holes very rapidly.
In more detail, the Pixel® laser light passes through patented optics to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels, only as deep as a few sheets of paper. These micro-injury sites begin healing and, as collagen remodels, scars begin to fade, texture start to improve and your skin’s inner radiance begins to shine.
Not only is healing time shortened considerably, but Pixel Perfect also comes with a lower risk of complications as compared to traditional laser skin resurfacing.
Dramatically Revitalised Results
You will see dramatic improvements in the tone and texture of your skin. Many patients choose Pixel Perfect™ because it:
- Clears sun-damaged skin
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrinks the appearance of pores
- Fills in acne scars
- Blends uneven pigmentation
Choosing laser skin treatments such as laser resurfacing is an important decision. Learn more about Pixel Perfect™ skin resurfacing and what happens with Pixel Perfect™ laser skin treatments here:
Am I a good Pixel Perfect™ candidate?
If your skin looks older than you want it to, you’re a candidate for Pixel Perfect™ laser treatments. The best candidates have moderate sun damage, are in good health and take care of their skin.
Does Pixel Perfect work on my skin type?
Pixel Perfect™ is fractional laser resurfacing that can be performed on most skin types.
How long will it take?
Treatment time depends on many factors, but can take less than 30 minutes. If your condition is advanced, your treatment may take longer.
Is it safe?
Pixel Perfect™ resurfacing treatments have been performed all over the world and continue to be a safe and effective way of rejuvenating your skin. Some skin conditions can interfere with any treatment of this nature, so consult your provider to be sure.
Will it hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Erbium Pixel Perfect™ treatments may feel like a sunburn while CO2 and Radio Frequency treatments may seem more intense. Either way, follow all post treatment instructions and know that pain symptoms are normal and fleeting.
What if I need a touch-up later?
While Pixel Perfect™ laser resurfacing and other laser treatments from Alma Lasers can give you great looking skin, nothing stops the hands of time! Depending on your starting point, you may need a touch-up treatment 6-12 months later. Your lifestyle is also a mitigating factor and, for best results, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and take good care of your skin.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Pixel Perfect™ and any laser treatment varies depending on your skin condition and the extent of the treatment.
Laser 360 Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation
Laser360 is a simple yet powerful formula. You start off with three of the latest technologies, you add a time frame of sixty days and what do you get? Well, nothing short of complete skin rejuvenation.
3 technologies + 60 days = Complete Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Let’s go into more detail. Laser360 skin care combines multiple technologies to treat the most common symptoms of premature aging: colour, texture and tightness. Laser360 is different from other skin rejuvenation systems, because it is non-invasive and customised exclusively for you.
How does Laser360 Skin Care Therapy Work?
Laser360 uses 3 technologies to provide complete laser skin rejuvenation at our clinic:
1. AFT Intense Pulsed Light for Colour
Pulses of light even out your skin colour and reduce tiny broken blood vessels and other colour irregularities.
2. Near-Infrared for Tightness
Deep heating helps firm up any loose skin so you regain a more youthful, contoured appearance.
3. Pixel Perfect for Texture and Tone
This precision laser creates thousands to microscopic perforations, which stimulate new collagen to grow. The new collagen improves your skin’s texture and tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around each of these perforations remains intact, allowing the skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly.
Each technology is delivered through a simple handpiece that is placed against your skin. The treated area will gradually rejuvenate over the course of your customised treatment plan.
Laser360 treatments are safe, comfortable and effective. They require no injections, surgery or downtime. You can expect your skin to be somewhat flushed after the facial laser treatment – similar to mild sunburn. Any mild symptoms should subside in 48 hours.
Visit our facial and skin rejuvenation clinic for a consultation
With a 15-minute consultation at the beginning of your treatment process, you’ll be able to discuss your treatment in full detail to ensure it’s right for you. We also offer anti-wrinkle injections and medical microdermabrasion – among other treatments – to ensure you look your absolute best.
Contact our skin rejuvenation clinic with any questions you may have.