Talking Laser Treatments
Laser treatments have numerous beneficial applications in cosmetic medicine including skin rejuvenation, hair removal, acne treatment, scar reduction, pigmentation treatment and tattoo removal.
Learn more about laser treatment options for you with Dr Murray from Absolute Cosmetic Medicine. He discusses effective laser treatments that work – some better than others. Watch the video:
Watch the video:
Hi it’s Dr Murray from Absolute Cosmetic Medicine.
Just talking about the different types of skin lasers. It’s extremely hard to understand in a quick session, but basically there’s burning and non burning lasers.
The non burning lasers include the IPL and Picosure, although IPL is not really a laser and I can explain that to you in a consult. The burning lasers include the Fractional Laser and the full burning laser. Fractional laser is exactly as it sounds, it does a fraction of your skin at each time. Whereas the full burning laser takes off a full layer of your skin. They all rejuvenate the skin, they are good for acne scarring, pigmentation, etc.
More about Fractional Pixel Laser
Fractional Laser is a fraction of the laser used in one treatment. What this means is the laser beam is broken up into dots and these dots punch small holes in the skin, which heal with new improved skin. The heat also stimulates collagen growth. These small laser dots will also slowly punch out pigmentation and scars. The results are variable but the machine is extremely effective.
The advantages of this machine compared to Erbium laser resurfacing, is that the down time is less and the actual wound is minor. Erbium laser resurfacing will completely remove the top layer of upper dermis. As the treatments are more gentle there are more needed. The pixel laser can be used in gentle settings or aggressive settings. The name Pixel is a good description of how the laser works. It is like the pixelation dots on the TV. These are all little bits of laser that punch holes in the skin. The un-triggered skin adjacent to the dot that is treated will supply healing cells for this area. This gradually replaces the damaged skin over time.
Four treatments are needed on average, although many patients are satisfied after their second treatment. The treatments can be performed two weeks apart, but the general rule of thumb is as soon as the skin feels fully healed a treatment can occur. The machine is a true laser and only doctors should perform this treatment.
Fractional Pixel laser can successfully improve the appearance of:
- Sun damage
- Fine wrinkles and lines
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Trauma scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
The laser can be used on most skin types including dark skin types which are unsuitable for IPL.
More about Picosure Laser
The Picosure Laser is the latest in tattoo and pigmentation removal technology and has extremely positive feedback online for patient satisfaction. Absolute Cosmetic is the first company to obtain this laser in Western Australia. Our doctors have vast experience in laser tattoo removal and pigmentation treatments. It can also help with skin pigmentation removal. Types of tattoos it can remove:
- Black and grey tattoos colour tattoos
- Professional or amateur tattoos
- Traumatic tattoos
- Skin pigmentation removal
- Skin rejuvenation
More about IPL
In addition to IPL being used for hair removal, you can also use IPL for skin rejuvenation.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation, IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is non-invasive medical technology that uses light therapy to eliminate signs of ‘photo-ageing’ such as pigmentation, freckles, sun spots as well as spider veins on the face (extremely successful) and legs (differing results).
IPL generates intense pulsed light, which converts to heat energy as it reaches the collagen layer beneath the skin. The light is attracted to any depth of colour in pigmentation on the skin’s surface and will usually damage and break it down. When treating surface veins (spider veins), the light is attracted to the haemoglobin within the vein, converting to heat energy, which destroys the lining of the vein wall. Any successfully treated veins will fade and slowly disappear as they are absorbed naturally by the body, similar to the dispersion of a bruise. Blood flow will then be directed into veins deeper within the dermis so they are no longer visible.
It’s great for:
- Sun damage
- Broken capillaries
- Surface veins
- Sun spots
- Acne scarring
- Active acne
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