Skin Rejuvenation treatments
offer a solution for all the visible
signs of ageing caused by sun
damage, such as brown spots
(pigmentation), redness (thread
veins) and uneven skin texture,
lines and wrinkles.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation
where details about your medical history are obtained in
order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be
asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.
Precisely controlled short pulses of light are released
that target discolouration (brown and red lesions) to
create a more youthful, even complexion. In addition,
this light results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells,
leading to increased production of new collagen and
elastin. This improves the texture of the skin, evening out
lumps and bumps whilst reducing the appearance of
lines and wrinkles. If an Nd:YAG laser is used the skin
will also become firmer, tighter and the appearance of
scarring can be reduced.
Upon consultation a treatment procedure will be
tailored specifically to you. The process will include a
light applicator that is placed onto the skin and a short
pulse of light is released. The handpiece is then moved
to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated
until the entire area is treated. During treatment
protective eye wear will be provided.
Yes, treatment is suitable for most people. We
recommend a full consultation to ascertain your suitability
and to allow the treatment to be tailored to your needs.
Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable but no
anaesthesia is required and most people describe the
discomfort as moderate and acceptable, not unlike a
quick pin prick and warm feeling.
The skin may be quite red and slightly swollen after
treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely
a small blister may form and there can be temporary
lightening or darkening of the skin. However, most
people experience no side effects and any skin reaction
usually disappears within a few hours.
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal
after treatment. A cooling pack is applied after treatment
to calm the skin. You may see a darkening of any
pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to a more
even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase
over the following months as new collagen is produced
within the dermis.
Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks and 6
treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter,
top-up sessions are performed as required, but typically
once or twice a year.
Treatment times can vary but typically between