LASER SKIN CARE THERAPIES
There is no doubt that in the last decade or so, laser skin care has come a long way. It is by far a lot more prevalent and popular than it used to be. This has caused many people, men and women alike, to consider it. It is important to determine what you want and the best measures of obtaining results. Like anything, laser skin care may not be for everyone.
Laser Facial Rejuvenation
The most common procedure for laser skin care options is laser skin rejuvenation. This is a non-invasive process that smoothes out your skin, a popular choice among people who have previously suffered from acne and have the consequent scars left over. While laser skin care is always innovating and improving, it really depends on how extreme you want the results to be. You can eliminate scarring, bumps and other skin disfigurements that used to seem impossible to remove. While there will be subsequent discomfort after a laser skin procedure, long gone are the days of painful topical ointments and tinctures or very painful, invasive and long hours involving needles and other such tools. The uncomfortable effects are a walk in the park compared to other measures one can take when considering skin care procedures and regiments.
Laser skin rejuvenation can also be used as treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as pigmentations, freckles, sun spots, broken blood vesels, blemishes or rosacea. The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Laser ReJuvenation?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, forehead or hands, shallow scars from acne, or non-responsive skin after a facelift, have pigmentation, broken blood vessels/cappillaries, malasma, sun spots or rosacea then you may be a good candidate for laser skin rejuvenation.
However, If you are on certain medications, is pregnant, have certain types of allergies or other skin conditions you may not be suitable to undergo Laser Rejuvenation treatments. Alexia will go through a thorough FREE initial consultation assessment with you to determine if you are suitable and offer you a personalised treament plan.
What's Unique About Our Laser?
Most lasers utilise a single wavelength to deliver energy to target tissue. Common targets in skin are pigment, blood and water. Q-Switched lasers are a special category of lasers that can deliver energy in extremely short bursts. As a result, this unique property makes it an ideal laser for treating pigment-related conditions such as freckles, sunspots, birthmarks or tattoo removal. The ultra-short bursts of energy delivered by the laser disrupt the pigment-containing cells within the skin, leading to fading and clearing of the treated area. Laser treatments can also remove the surface cells but are targeted so they don't cause damage to surrounding healthy skin cells.
Suffering from pigmentation? Frequent blushing? Visible capillaries?
Laser is also used to even out skin tone target freckles, Melasma, age spots and more. Laser pigmentation removal is great if you are one of the many who worshiped the sun when you were young, but wish you stayed in the shade!
If you have brown spots and blotches (pigmentation) on your face and hands, or visible blood vessels, capillaries and general redness
especially on your cheeks, then we have a range of treatments that can help you.
Laser Pigmentation Removal
Treatment for Acne Scarring
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil (sebum), dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren't as smooth and flawless as the original skin, leaving permanent scars.
Why treat acne scarring?
Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating acne scars include:
Promotion of better skin health
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE CARBON LASER FACIAL?
Reduction in pore size
Improvement in active acne
Improved Skin tone and texture
Collagen and elastin stimulation
A cleaner complexion
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Tightens dilated pores
Reduces acne, scars and post acne discolouration
Removes dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
Improves skin texture
Restores skin integrity and radiance
You will see a reduction in pore size, and blemishes. Your skin tone will be improved and rejuvenated giving a more youthful appearance. It is advised to stay away from excessive sun exposure during treatment period. Makeup can be applied after treatment.
There is no restriction of daily activities after treatment. The skin is often slightly pink immediately after treatment, but this subsides after a few hours, and makeup and sunscreen may applied immediately following treatment. Results are improved if sun exposure, smoking and stress are kept to a minimum.
As collagen and fat in the hands dissipates, veins and tendons can take on a pronounced appearance, making the hands look bony and unattractive.
Why treat aging hands?
Beside the face and neck, no other area of the body shows the appearance of aging as clearly as the back of the hands.
What you need to know
Loss of smoothness and plumpness in the hands is a natural and unavoidable part of the aging process. Alexia can, however, improve the appearance of your hands.
Anti Ageing - Fine Lines & Wrinkles
The face is the most visible and recognizable part of the human body. Unfortunately, it can be prone to wrinkles that can draw immediate attention. These facial imperfections are more noticeable over time and can affect men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Laser rejuvenation is a gentle non-invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates the growth of collagen giving ones skin youthful appearance. Laser wrinkle removal is a procedure that is used around the eyes, mouth, and face.
The treatment requires no anesthesia with return to normal daily activity immediately after this procedure. Some redness may occur after treatment. Sometimes temporary raised skin may occur.
Laser Skin Treatment is Precise – lasers target fine lines and wrinkles, but leaves surrounding skin undamaged.
Laser Treatments for Fine Lines & Wrinkles is Fast – A laser can treat an area approximately the size of a ten cent piece every second, rejuvenating skin cells in groups, not just one at a time.
Laser Skin Treatment for Facial Ageing has excellent & predictable results.
Carbon Laser Facial Peel or the "China Doll Peel"
The Carbon Laser treatment is a laser procedure that uses a carbon layer as a photo-enhancer to improve the skin’s radiance and promotes a smooth and glowing complexion. This treatment is used to target active acne as the carbon powder penetrates into pores, thus allowing the laser to focus its energy more effectively. The Carbon Laser Peel helps to refine enlarged pores, reduce oil secretion, remove blackheads, and achieve a whitening effect.
How does it work?
Before performing the laser treatment, a layer of carbon lotion is applied on the entire face. A carbon lotion is applied to the skin and allowed to dry over a period of 15 minutes. Then, the laser is used to heat and cause an implosion of the carbon particles the laser light is absorbed by the carbon paste focusing the laser energy on the epidermis. As the laser moves across the skin, the smoke from explosion of carbon particles is gently vacuumed up, exfoliating the skin and removing any debris in the pores. The treatment minimises pore sizes and the thermal effect of the laser beam stimulates collagen renewal. The heat produced also destroys P-acne which causes pimples, thus achieving acne control.
Does the treatment hurt?
No, the treatment is non-invasive and gentle, most people describe the sensation as a light tingling feeling. The treatment procedure takes approx. 30 mins.
How many treatments will I need?
You will notice improvement in your skin condition with every treatment. For more permanent lasting results, a minimum course of 6-7 visits every 1-2 weeks is recomemnded. As the Carbon Laser Peel treatment gives significant improvement to one’s skin tone and texture, some customers choose to undergo regular treatments to maintain a good complexion, and before a major social event or nights out.