Carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser resurfacing
The SmartXide DOT is a fractional CO2 laser system that is able to stimulate collagen by only hitting small areas in depth, leaving normal skin in-between and therefore this technology does away with the traditional CO2 laser side effects of pain, scabs and swelling. The fractional laser method now enables a significant reduction of after treatment pain and redness. Usually post treatment redness lasts only a few days (4-7 days) and can be easily covered with cosmetics. Usually 2-4 treatments are required 30 – 40 days apart for melasma(deep pigmentation of the skin), acne scarring and deep facial lines. The treatment is safe and effective meaning that it can be used for all types of skin and for different parts of the body eg. face, neck, decolette and hands, even with the most delicate skin type. The laser stimulates your own collagen and therefore results continue to improve for at least 6 months from your last treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light Skin Rejuvenation
The clinic uses combined bipolar radio-frequency and pulsed light energies of the elos technology precisely and safely to target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sunspots and age spots, Vascular lesions such as spider veins and redness from rosacea/facial flushing are also lightened and gradually fade.
Immediately after treatment one may notice a darkening up of the lesion. Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved between 3-6 treatment sessions on a monthly basis. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition. Schedule a consultation to establish your personalised treatment schedule. This is a no downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
For more information on the elos technology visit www.syneron.com
Intense Pulsed Light Acne Treatment
This utilises a blue light wavelength to treat active acne by destroying the cell walls of the bacteria that cause acne and reduces sebum (oily secretions). The clinic combines this treatment with microdermabrasion/enzyme mask treatments for the best results. 4-6 treatments are usually required weekly depending on how severe the acne condition is.
Many people want to improve the texture of their skin to reduce the signs of ageing, scars or blemishes. Chemical peels can help to restore a younger, fresher appearance by removing a layer of skin with a chemical preparation. As the skin grows back, it is smoother than before and imperfections are reduced.
There are various types of chemical peel – superficial, medium and deep – and they achieve different results. Superficial peels are easy to apply and the time needed for healing is minimal, but they won’t achieve long lasting or dramatic results. Medium peels can achieve more dramatic and long lasting results for blemishes, fine lines and facial scarring. A deep peel will help reduce more severe facial wrinkles.
The selected peel will be applied to your face for an appropriate amount of time and then it will be removed.
The recovery time depends on the type of peel you’ve had. It can take a couple of weeks before you can resume normal activities after a medium or deep peel and even after this time your skin may still be quite red.
Many people would like to improve the texture of their skin, whether because of scars, sun spots or fine facial wrinkles. Dermabrasion removes the top layers of skin which helps to reduce irregularities, resulting in a smoother appearance.
During dermabrasion your therapist “sands” off the top layer of facial skin, using a hand-held electrical machine with a small abrading head. When the top layer of your skin grows back the new skin is smoother and imperfections are reduced. There may be some skin redness for a day or two.
If you would like to talk through with a professional as to which treatment is the best solution for you then please call Val on 0870 8501093 or request a call back.