This amazing new laser treatment delivers non-ablative fractional rejuvenation with minimal downtime. Micro-epidermal impact initiates a strong wound healing response in the dermis whilst minimizing the damage to the epidermis. Skin responds by producing collagen, which thickens the epidermis, reducing wrinkles and smoothing the surface of the skin.
In non-ablative resurfacing, fractional lasers deliver heat into the skin through thousands of tiny columns known as microthermal treatment zones. The treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells and deposits heat deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production. Surrounding tissue is unaffected. The fractional approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area was treated. This treatment impacts 5% of the epidermis compared to 10-20% with ablative fractional lasers. This means that we are effectively heating the dermis to stimulate collagen production, without seriously impacting the epidermis. Downtime is minimal.
First your skin is cleansed, and then a Q-switched fractional laser is passed over the treatment area. This delivers heat to the dermis so you may feel some mild discomfort. A Photo Thermal tip (non fractional) is then used to deliver more heat to the treatment area to maximise collagen stimulation. You will experience some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment which will subside within 2-3 days. You will have some mild peeling/flaking of the skin between day 3 and 5 as the skin cells regenerate. By day 7 the skin will look refreshed and glowing. The full effect can be seen by 3-4 weeks after the treatment as the new collagen becomes stronger, thickening the epidermis and smoothing the skin.
Does it hurt?
You may feel some slight discomfort but it isn’t painful.
What does it feel like?
The skin will feel hot and tight during the treatment.
What should I expect after a treatment?
The skin will look pink immediately after the treatment. This will reduce within a few days. Your skin may feel tight and warm and you may experience dryness and flaking 3-7 days after.
When will I see results?
About a week after the treatment your skin will look rejuvenated. The new collagen that has been produced will become stronger over time. Best results can be seen 3-4 weeks after the treatment.
How long do results last for?
Unlike Botox or fillers, the treatment causes a permanent change to the skin. The skin will still age over time so we recommend a good skincare routine and regular treatments for maximum results.
How many treatments do I need?
For maximum results we recommend a course of 6 treatments, 4 weeks apart although you will see results after just one treatment.
What can be treated?
This treatment can be used to reduce wrinkles, reduce acne scarring, treat pigmentation, improve stretch marks, smooth the skin and for overall rejuvenation.
Will I need to avoid the sun before and after treatment?
Yes, your skin must not have been exposed to strong sunlight or sunbeds for at least 4 weeks before treatment. After the treatment you will need to protect your skin from the sun and wear an SPF.
What areas on the body can you treat?
We can treat pretty much all areas on the body apart from the eye area.
Who can't you treat?
We cannot treat anyone who is pregnant, under 18, taking roaccutane, suffering from lupus or cancer. Some other medications or conditions may also affect the treatment.
How long does it take?
A typical treatment will take around 90 minutes.