Laser skin rejuvenation has become the procedure of choice among top international and local celebrities, as well as the average person who cannot afford time away from work to recover from more intense procedures.
What is skin rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation is the term we apply to the overall treatment of the skin rather than specific lesions and pigmentation of the skin.
MedLite Skin Rejuvenation treatments lead to improvements in dermal layer, thickness and collagen fiber density, and the increase in fibroblast number and hydroxyproline (is a major component of the protein collagen) content. Collagen synthesis and remodelling induced by the Q-switched 1064nm laser is visibly noticeable after only 4 treatments. Among the new collagen genesis, Collagen Type III will increase sharply after the Q-switched 1,064-nm laser treatment. Other lasers and IPL systems will improve only collagen Type I, where as MedLite 1064nm Nd:Yag will remodel and significantly improve collagen Type III . In other words, the efficacy of photo-mechanical effects ( MedLite 1064 Yag) in promoting more effectively the synthesis of collagen Type III, whereas the photo-thermal (other Laser and IPL systems) effect favored more the formation of collagen Type I only. Please see the page Photo – Mechanical vs Photo – Thermal, describing how new collagen is generated, lines and wrinkles are decreased because the collagen fills and plumps the skin. Additionally, the MedLite Q-Switch laser causes an improvement in the overall appearance of the skin’s colour, lightening discolouration caused by years of sun exposure. Clients report, and studies have confirmed, that this procedure results in a refreshed appearance, smoother skin texture, uneven skin tone, and a decrease in pore size.
What body areas can be treated?
The laser can be used to rejuvenate many body areas including the face, hands, neck and chest. Treatment with the Q-Switch laser is quick and offers no downtime – you can return to your normal activities after treatments. There is minimal discomfort, and a very low risk of any complications. Clients usually notice progressive improvement in the appearance of their skin over several weeks gradually developing a fresh, natural appearance. Laser skin rejuvenation is compatible with most other cosmetic procedures so that maximum results can be achieved. Please discuss other treatments you may be receiving and any medications with your City Laser Clinic laser therapist, to ensure they are compatible. The City Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided.
Is modern laser therapy safe?
The MedLite system laser used by City laser Clinic for skin rejuvenation is one of the safest lasers available today. Operated by the trained, qualified and experienced laser therapists at City Laser Clinic, the Q-Switch laser offers a safe and effective treatment with very little risk of complications. People of most skin types – including tanned skin; can be safely treated
How many treatments will I need?
As with all Laser therapy treatments, whether it is simply a laser hair removal , pigmentation removal or skin rejuvenation the frequency and number of treatments will depend on your skin type, the area affected and the size of that area. Contact us to arrange a free consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs. As a guide, laser skin rejuvenation usually requires 6 to 8 treatments spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart. Many clients decide to return for a maintenance treatment every 6 to 8 weeks after the initial course of treatments.
What does the procedure feel like?
Laser skin rejuvenation is not painful. Many City Laser Clinic clients describe the feeling as a tingling sensation. Some clients find this treatment relaxing.
Can Laser Hair Removal treatments be done at the same time?
Laser Hair Removal can be done 1 week before commencing course of Skin Rejuvenation. No hair will be able to grow through once Rejuvenation treatments are in the progress. If any hair does grow through Nd:Yag laser will discolour that hair and it will fall out within 1 or 2 weeks. This can happen especially on the lip area.
Are there any Precautions to take during treatment?
As with all laser treatment, especially with Laser Hair Removal and Rejuvenation you must avoid exposure to direct sunlight before treatment, during treatment and for some weeks following treatment. At City Laser Clinic, our experienced qualified therapists will advise you based on your skin type and the nature of the treatments that you are receiving. The City Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided. SPF must be worn daily.