Our laser is an award winning system designed for a variety of dermatological and aesthetic treatments. With the capability to create, photothermal energy that heats the layer of collagen and fibroblast, resulting in a younger and healthier looking skin.
Popular cosmetic treatments are;
- Pigmentation and Melasma
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Age Spots
- Non-ablative Resurfacing
- Fine Wrinkles
- Pore Size Reduction
What is melasma?
It is a common pigment disorder which occurs usually in women of all racial and ethnic groups and presents as brown to grey patches, with irregular and borders. The pigmented patches are usually sharply demarcated and symmetrical. This is a condition that occurs predominantly on the face.
What Causes melasma?
Ultraviolet sunlight exposure appears to be the most significant factor in causing melasma. UVA rays are a stimulant for melanin to develop in the skin. A change in hormonal status (high levels of oestrogen) can be a trigger for this condition, i.e. oral contraceptive pills, meds with high oestrogen content and pregnancy. There are many women without these risk factors who still develop melasma.
Lower your risk
In addition to wearing the protection of a hat and sunglasses, when outdoors for extended periods, it is essential to also use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc-oxide SPF30 to block UVA rays.
For a visibly brighter looking skin. Our laser is US FDA cleared for treatment of Melasma. Our doctor will conduct an thorough examination of your skin to determine the regime required for treating your melasla.
A combined approach of home-care and in salon peels will be required to reveal the deeper pigment before laser treatments can begin. Treatment programs vary per person and may be up to 6-8 sessions over 3-4 weeks. The laser procedure is not painful and has been described as a gentle elastic band flick on the skin. However, to ensure your comfort during treatment, Dr. Salon offers various numbing options – zimmer cryo-cooled air, numbing cream, etc.
Post treatment sunscreen use and avoidance of excessive sun exposure while your skin is recovering, is essential to avoid re-pigmentation.
Carbon Laser Peel
If you’re looking for a quick skin rejuvenation with essentially no downtime, we have you covered This is what they are doing in Hollywood, for flawless skin, just before they hit the red carpet, The Spectra Laser Peel.
This skin treatment gives immediate post treatment radiance with no down time and no pain. The Spectra Peel is a carbon assisted laser rejuvenation treatment which uses photo-chemical superficial peeling to remove dead skin, excess skin oils, unclog and minimise pores. The energy absorbed in the deeper layer of the skin helps form new collagen and elastin helping to increase tautness and plump the skin.
Our laser can treat active acne by reducing inflammation, sebaceous activity and pore size. Uneven pigmentation, acne scars and poor skin texture can also be improved with our latest Lutronic SpectraXT Laser. Medical grade topical anaesthetics can be applied but in most cases, it is not required. Visible results can be seen after 1 session but a course of 4 treatments with a session every 2 weeks is advised for optimum results. A non comedogenic sunscreen is required for post treatment care.
Freckle and wart treatments provide the most benefit to those with superficial, benign pigmented lesions. To achieve optimal benefit, more than 1 treatment may be necessary. Pigmented lesion, laser treatments have minimal post care requirements. For better results, patients are to avoid sun exposure, sun beds and tanning creams and lotions for two weeks prior to treatment and throughout the entire course of their laser treatment.
A scar reduction treatment program will be customised for you and may contain a combination of needling, laser treatments and peels over several weeks.
*Please note; laser treament can not be performed on recently sun exposed skin, people on roaccutane and/or various other medications, or on fitzpatrick skin types that are five and above.