IPL to treat skin conditions and achieve face rejuvenation
What is Photo Rejuvenation? It is a treatment on the face using intense light and/or laser; giving a great freshening effect on the skin and removing blemishes such as freckles, age spots and red capillary veins.
The ideal look for beautiful healthy skin is a clear radiant even skin tone. When the skin is clear of blemishes it projects a natural healthy radiance. Pigmentation occurs in all of us, these include freckles, discoloured marks or spots, as well as pigmented patches of skin. If you ask most people what they would most like to improve about their skin, the answer will usually involve clearing the complexion of flaws and imperfections, along with making skin tone more even.
With a course of treatments at Diamond Laser Medispa you will be amazed at just how much you could improve the appearance of your skin. Our cutting edge treatments and skincare is an extremely popular choice for those who want beautiful clear skin.
Unsightly marks on the skin, aging the appearance of skin, spider veins, age spots, Acne, Acne scar, uneven skin tone and sun damage requiring cost in product to cover up these blemishes and skin that appears older than it should.
We have selection of treatments that are extremely effective at removing various pigmented lesions including birthmarks, age spots, freckles, and brown spots.
All treatments commence with an Advanced Skin Analysis under our observ skin scanner so we can determine the best treatment plan, your suitability and pre and post treatment care to maximize your results.
This device releases a strong light, stimulating the collagen rejuvenating skin. Because of the strength of the intensified light on the cell, it helps improve the circulation attaining to face lifting. As a result, of this treatment the pore contract tightening and lightening the skin.
With our photo rejuvenation treatments you can experience;
- Reduction of fine broken capillaries, red veins and other minor vascular problems
- Fading of diffuse redness
- Improved skin texture and overall complexion
- Production of Collagen
- Pigmentation removal
Freckles, sun spots, port wine marks and skin discolouration are patches of the brown pigment melanin.
Melanin is produced in the skin by cells called Melanocytes. When you get a tan, melanocytes produce more brown pigment to protect your skin, which makes the skin go darker. If you have fairer skin, or sun damage, the brown pigment is more likely to clump together and form freckles.
The laser targets the unwanted pigment (melanin) and breaks it up into smaller particles that get safely reabsorbed by the body. The number of sessions is typically anywhere from 1-4 sessions.
The laser specifically target melanin in the skin and reduce the appearance of freckles, sun spots, port wine marks and other skin discolouration. The brown pigment absorbs the light energy and converts it to heat energy, and breaks it up into smaller particles that get safely reabsorbed by the body.
What does the treatment involve?
It is a prerequisite that you have an Advanced Skin Analysis and patch test prior to commencing treatment. This allows us to select the correct laser and settings to your skin type and how deeply the brown pigment is sitting in your skin, reducing the number of treatments required and the chance of any side affects.
Treatment is surprisingly quick, with even large numbers of brown spots able to be treated in less than 20 minutes.
While you may see an improvement after one treatment, we usually recommend 3 – 4 treatments to give ideal results. Different parts of your body may require different setting and some may require more treatments than others.
Winter is usually the best time to do pigmentation treatments, as you need to keep the treated areas out of the sun four weeks prior to, and after treatment. We recommend you also use a good sunblock whenever exposing treated areas to sunlight. We recommend Ocosmedics Mineral Pro as it combines Vitamin A concentrate to assist the skin healing.
How many treatments will be necessary?
Some types of pigmentation will respond better than others. Lentigines and freckles (superficial brown marks caused by age and/or sun) may only need a single treatment.
Other types may require multiple treatments, particularly deeper pigment spots such as seborrhoeic keratoses, café au lait spots, naevus of Ota and post-inflammatory pigmentation. Some (for example, hormonal pigmentation) can be quite resistant.
What can I expect post-treatment ?
Immediately after your treatment your skin will look pale and slightly swollen. You may feel hot /sunburnt. Your skin in the area treated may be red and swollen for the rest of the day. The brown spots will darken within a day and should fade over the next 7- 14 days.
Occasionally the area may remain pink for up to 4 weeks and it is possible to have some flaking. This is a normal process as the body works to eliminate the pigmented blemishes.
Protecting your skin from sum exposure is a requirement until the skin is completely healed and the skin colour has returned to normal.
Follow your skincare specialists advice for homecare, this will vary from client to client. Please ask your skincare specialist about our Ocosmedic Enzyme Facial Peel treatments to help enhance the recovery period.
Will the freckles and age spots disappear completely ?
Yes, in many cases the freckles and age spots can be made to disappear or fade to the point where you are the only person who can find a trace of them, because you know where to look.
Are there any risks to having the treatment ?
In most cases, the laser treatment leads to satisfactory fading or complete removal of the freckles and age spots without significant side effect.
Scarring is rare. Infection is also very rare. Loss of pigment from normal skin is rare and usually minimal.
You can reduce the chance of irregular tanning and reduce the chance that the freckles and age spots may reoccur by protecting the treated area from sun exposure.
Hypopigmentation (skin lightening) or hyperpigmentation ( skin darkening) are quite infrequent and are almost always temporary.
Is Laser better than IPL ?
The best way of answering this question is by saying “what works best for one person isn’t necessarily what works best for the next.” It is important to have a variety of options available when treating pigmentation problems.
The Gold Standard treatment option for pigment spots is the Q-switched YAG laser. All About You has the latest generation Q-switched ND YAG laser, providing a range of treatment options for both deep and superficial pigment disorders. In addition we have the powerful E-LITE combined IPL +RF system if other signs of sun-damage are present such as redness or broken capillaries..
CARBON LASER THERAPY
A carbon peel is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face or body. It is also an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin, providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and firmer.
A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores. Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon particles. When the laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.
This treatment provides several benefits.
Carbon has the ability to absorb oil and contaminants from deep within the pores. When the laser is passed over the treatment area it targets and destroys the carbon particles, taking any absorbed material with it.
As the carbon is targeted by the laser, it blasts away dead skin cells, blackheads and effectively exfoliates the skin. The result is softer, radiant skin with reduced pore size and a more even skin tone.
Carbon peels also target the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, which in turn produces firmer, plumper skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves skin feeling tighter and glowing.
Acne and Oil Destroying:
The heat produced by carbon peels has 2 additional benefits. It reduces the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for acne, allowing for better management of pimples and outbreaks, and it also shrinks sebaceous glands (oil producing glands), resulting in less oil production, and therefore reducing congestion building up in the pores. Treatments can be performed on any part of the body, including the back and chest.
As with all skin treatments, carbon peels should be supplemented by a good skin-care routine, and daily use of a high-spectrum sunscreen. Noticeable results can be experienced after a single treatment, but for maximum long-term results we recommend regular treatments.
All prices are subject to confirmation at your consultation, and may vary dependent on the size of the area to be treated.
You will be invited to our comforting clinic for a patch test and consultation.
Please call: 07 378 4823 to book your consultation.