Skin Tightening

Posted: 6 August 2015

Forma™ – Radio-Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening

What is Forma™?

Forma uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity for long-lasting improvement of your skin’s appearance.

How does Forma™ work?

Forma was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses radio-frequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results.

Is Forma™ for me?

Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined with less wrinkles.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Posted: 24 July 2013

Laser Tattoo Removal With High Quality European Designed Equipment

You will achieve the best result from your tattoo removal when your practitioner is using a high-quality Q-switched laser that has a wavelength of light that can effectively target the colours in your tattoo.   The Deka Duolite QS system is made by one of the world’s leading laser manufacturers and it offers dual wavelengths of light that target the main colours that are contained in many tattoos.

Dual Laser Wavelengths To Target Different Tattoo Colours

Different tattoo colours are targeted different wavelengths.  The Duolite QS  can removing numerous colours through an infrared wavelength (1064 nm) that targets black and blue tattoos.  The Duolite QS is even effective in dark phototypes due to the low absorption of this wavelength by the melanin in the skin.  The green light (532 nm) targets on red or reddish colours in tattoos.

Duolite QS can be used on professional, amateur, cosmetic, and traumatic tattoos. The different dyes present in the tattoo may respond differently to the laser treatment.

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments will vary according to:

  • the type of tattoo,
  • the colour,
  • the depth and the density of the pigment,
  • the anatomical site on the body,
  • the age of the patient and the tattoo.

Amateur tattoos usually respond better and are eliminated in from 1 to 4 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart.  More sessions are usually necessary for professional tattoos – on average 6 –10 – with 6 to 8 week intervals in between.

What results can be expected?

In many cases the tattoo completely disappears.  However, this result cannot always be achieved if the tattoo contains diverse pigments with different depth and density characteristics.  In these case an intense fading effect is likely to be expected.

Is the treatment painful?

The procedure does not usually require an anaesthetic.  The effect of the laser is described as similar to the sharp ping of a rubber band on the skin.  If required a topical anaesthetic can be applied before treatment on some body areas that are more sensitive or in the case of particularly sensitive patients.

What should be done after the treatment?

After treatment the treated area must be protected and medicated.  An antibiotic cream is applied immediately after the operation and on the following days.  Commonly oedemas or small scabs form and it is important not to pick off or scratch the scabs to prevent any possible scarring or dyschromies. The lesion usually heals in 4 to 10 days.

During the entire duration of the treatment it is important to keep the skin protected from the suns’ rays by using a total sun block.

What are the possible side effects?

When the right wavelength of laser light is chosen the laser beam selectively targets the pigment to be removed.  This assists in safeguarding the surrounding skin and reduces the chance of scarring.  In rare cases, especially with dark skin-types, there have been reports of hyper/hypopigmentation, which is usually transitory.  In order to restrict the onset of this it is important to carefully follow the post-treatment instructions and avoid exposure to the sun.  Some patients may develop allergic reactions and your practitioner will generally test patch a small area of skin a week or two prior to beginning the removal of the entire tattoo.

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Skin Pigmentation

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Target Sun Spots, Freckles, Moles and Other Skin Pigmentation

Light-based treatment of many types of pigmentation targets the melanin in the pigment according to its density and depth. The pigmented lesions are divided into epidermal and dermal, depending on the depth of the pigment.

Pigmentation treatments can be treated by a number of different Laser and IPL technologies. These include Duolite Q-switched laser, laser wavelengths that target melanin, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Smartxide2 DOT Therapy fractional laser.

Search for your nearest clinic in our Clinic Locator and the clinic will advise you on the most appropriate treatment for the pigmentation you would like to remove.

 

Leg Vein Treatment

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Remove Prominent Leg Veins Without Surgery Using Laser and Light

Treating prominent veins can assist you to be comfortable about the appearance your skin so you have the confidence to choose the clothes you want to wear. Laser and some pulsed-light devices can treat unwanted veins and capilliaries on the legs or any other body area without surgery. Various types of visible veins, spider-veins and vascular lesions (telangiectasias, haemangiomas, erythrosis, small PWS) can be treated on the face, trunk and legs.

The light energy is absorbed by the haemoglobin in blood, which coagulates the blood and causes constriction or rupturing of vessel walls, which leads to elimination of the capillary altogether.  Deeper vessels of greater diameter and varying structure can treated by laser wavelengths that have a lower absorption in melanin in the skin, Eg. Nd YAG laser.  In the weeks following a short series of treatments the vein is naturally reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

The advantages of laser compared over other methods of vein removal are:

  • Short sessions where the laser acts selectively on the specific area, without damaging the surrounding area.
  • It also provides a faster treatment, with no scarring and more effective and higher quality results.

Laser and light-based veins treatments are a fast and convenient to improve the appearance of leg veins and allow you to enjoy your ideal lifestyle.

How Many Laser Vein Treatments Are Required?

Many people see an improvement in the appearance leg veins immediately after treatment.  In most cases 3 treatments spaced one month apart are recommended to assist you to achieve the best results.  Laser vein treatments are generally walk in, walk out treatments that are comfortable and require no downtime. There is generally no need to wear restrictive compression garments after treatment.

Most skin types can be treated with Laser-vein treatments.  Talk to your clinician to determine if you are a good candidate for laser leg vein treatments.

How Does It Feel During And After Laser Leg Vein Treatments?

Most patients are able to tolerate laser leg vein removal treatments without needing topical anaesthetic.  In most cases you can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.  Your clinician may recommend you avoid certain activities for a number of weeks such as sun exposure, hot showers, or engaging in intense exercise.