How does aesthetic laser therapy work? Lasers work by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition will create heat and destroy diseased cells.
What is Aesthetic Laser Used For?
Vascular Skin Spots
- Facial Thread and Spider veins less than 2 mm (Upper, Middle, and Lower Facial Regions) and The Lower Limbs.
- Telangiectasia of the Lower Limbs
- Benign vascular tumour (Haemangiomas)
- Vascular Capillary Birthmarks
- Varicose veins less than 2 mm
The laser light pulses target the red pigments inside the tiny vascular lesions (haemoglobin).
Laser used to remove:
- Brown age spots (Solar lentigines)
- Naevus of Ota
- Naevus of Ito
- Lumbosacral melanocytosis
- Hori naevus
Laser Light pulses target melanin pigments at any variable depth on or in the skin layers.
Laser Hair Removal
- Would you imagine certainly not shaving again? How much time and money is spent taking away unwanted hair? Our laser hair removal provides an everlasting elucidation for unwanted hair, eliminating the need for waxing, shaving, and tweezing.
- Laser hair removal therapy safely destroys the hair follicle in its dynamic state by passing a beam of highly concentrated light through the skin.
- As hair has dynamic and quiescent cycles more than one treatment is required.
- Most clients choose to have marginally three and up to six treatments to cover multiple resting and evolution cycles.
- Laser used for Hair Removal in any body area including Face, Neck, Armpits, Chest, Body Front and Back, Bikini Line, Upper and Lower Limbs.
- Nd:YAG Laser is generally unsuitable for lighter-coloured (blonde/grey) hair, but effective for treating darker (brown/black) hair in patients of Fitzpatrick types I to III, and perhaps lighter-coloured type IV skin.
- Extreme caution is recommended in tanned or darker-skinned patients, as the laser can also destroy melanin, resulting in white patches of skin (leukoderma).
- Blue, grey and black tattoos can be removed with a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm wavelength).
- The colour of the tattoo and the depth of the pigment influence the duration and the outcome of the laser treatment.
- Laser treatment involves the selective destruction of ink molecules that are then absorbed by macrophages and eliminated.
- Onychomycosis is a common nail infection disorder caused by fungal pathogens.
Many laser machines have been granted FDA marketing approval for the treatment of onychomycosis.
Wrinkles in Photo-Aged Skin
Lasers have also been implemented to improve wrinkles in photo-aged skin.
Aesthetic Laser Treatments Brief
It is important that the correct diagnosis has been made by the DOCTOR prior to treatment, in particular when pigmented lesions are to be treated, to avoid mismanagements of skin cancer such as melanoma.
- The patient must wear eye protection (an opaque covering or goggles) throughout the treatment session.
- Treatment consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser.
- Many patients describe each pulse feeling like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
- A topical anaesthetic may be applied to the area but is not usually necessary.
- Skin surface cooling is applied during all hair removal procedures.
- Immediately following treatment, an ice pack may be applied to soothe the treated area.
- Care should be taken in the first few days following treatment to avoid scrubbing the area, and/or use of abrasive skin cleansers.
- A bandage may help to prevent abrasion of the treated area.
- During the course of treatment, patients should protect the area from sun exposure to reduce the risk of post inflammatory pigmentation.
Minor Side Effects of Aesthetic Laser Treatment
Side effects of laser treatment are usually minor and may include:
- Pain during treatment (reduced by contact cooling and if necessary, topical anaesthetic)
- Redness, swelling and itching immediately after the procedure that may last a few days after treatment
- Rarely, skin pigment may absorb too much light energy and blistering can occur (this settles by itself)
- Changes in skin pigmentation. Sometimes the pigment cells (melanocytes) can be damaged, leaving darker (hyper pigmentation) or paler (hypo pigmentation) patches of skin
- Generally, cosmetic lasers will work better on people with lighter rather than darker skin tones
- Bruising affects up to 10% of patients. It usually fades on its own
- Unlikely Bacterial infection
Aesthetic Laser Treatment Sessions Protocol
Vascular lesions and pigmented lesions
- Treatment time depends on the form, size and location of the lesions as well as the skin type.
- Small red vessels can usually be removed in only 1 to 3 sessions.
- Several sessions may be necessary to remove bigger veins and spider veins.
- In general, patients have 2 to 6 treatments, approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Patients with darker skin types may require more treatments.
- The colour of the tattoo and the depth of the pigment influence the duration and the outcome of the laser treatment for tattoo removal.
- Multiple sessions (5 to 20 sessions) spaced at least 7 weeks apart may be required to attain favourable results.
- In general, patients have 4 treatments at monthly intervals.
Pricing Floor Aesthetic Laser/IPL Therapy
|Skin Analysis Consultation||Free|
|Skin Patch IPL Test Hair Removal||£30|
|Laser/IPL Hair Removal||from £70 small area|
|Laser Tattoo Removal||from £70 per session|
|Vascular Skin Spots||from £90 per session|
|Pigmented Lesions||from £130 per session|