Polaris Laser Hair Removal. How does it work?

The Polaris Laser emits an intense beam of light which passes safely through the upper skin layers to the underlying strata. Hair follicles are then eliminated by a process known as selective photothermolysis, which treats the problem without harming the skin. Is the process safe? This process is completely harmless and totally safe when administered by a trained operator.  All our operators have successfully completed the accredited Polaris training course. How does it feel? Patients may experience slight discomfort during the treatment but with no long term effects.  It is generally accepted however, that Laser hair removal is more comfortable than waxing or electrolysis and has a far superior recovery rate. How many treatments are needed? Due to the natural growth cycle of each hair follicle, several treatments may be required to achieve optimal results.  Each hair follicle goes through growing and resting phases, but hair is most sensitive to laser treatment whilst in the growing (anagan) phase.  In most patients successful removal can be achieved following a short course of treatments.

By |2018-09-27T16:01:12+00:00November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

What are the benefits of Fraxel treatment?

Smoother, fresher looking skin Improved skin tone and texture Reduced wrinkles around the eyes Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars Has Fraxel treatment received FDA-clearance? The Fraxel laser has received FDA-clearance for treatment of the following: Wrinkles around the eye (periorbital wrinkles) Age and sun spots (pigmented lesions) Brown spots/Pregnancy Mask (Melasma) Acne Scars and Surgical Scars Skin Resurfacing How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced? Everyone’s skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realised in just 3 to 5 sessions.  They are usually spaced 2 to 6 weeks apart. Does Fraxel treatment hurt? Topical anaesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort.  After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having had too much sun.  It usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours. What side-effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last? You will have some degree of redness and swelling.  The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your particular healing characteristics.  Other temporary side-effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronzed skin appearance.  You will be given specific instructions about what to expect for your particular treatment and how to minimise the side-effects. What precautions should I take after treatment? Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid direct sun exposure while you’re healing for at least 3 months after your last treatment.  Further protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats if you expect to be out in the sun. How long do the effects of Fraxel treatments last? It [...]

By |2013-06-09T17:45:47+00:00November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

How does MoleMate Work?

MoleMate comprises a handheld scanner and software that uses SIAscopyTM. SIAscopy is clinically proven non-invasive skin imaging technology that accurately detects melanoma at an early and treatable stage. Developed in the UK and widely used in Europe and Australia, the process is simple, using light and digital imaging to evaluate the state of your skin. SIAscopy provides medical professionals with a wealth of previously unavailable information to assist them in making an instant clinical decision about a lesion during a patient consultation.

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What is SIAscopy?

SIAscopy understands the way that light interacts with the skin; the manner in which it scatters or bounces, the amount absorbed by cells and other structures along with the different changes in wavelength or colour. By understanding these interactions and comparing the light sent into skin with light that comes back out, SIAscopy is able to determine the nature and position of many of the different components of the skin. SIAscopy measures key chromophores within the skin, in particular haemoglobin, melanin and collagen. SIAscopy is also able to determine whether melanin is in the top layer of the skin, or whether it has moved lower down into the papillary dermis (dermal melanin).

By |2013-06-09T17:47:29+00:00November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

What are the benefits of a Thermage?

Thermage procedures can help smooth, tighten and contour your skin for an overall younger looking apearance with a noticeable difference in a single treatment!  Effective for eyes, face, arms, thighs, buttocks and tummies. Thermage can also be used with many other aesthetic procedures.  Combining say Fraxel and Thermage is a great way to help restore firmer and smoother hands and eliminate unsightly age spots. 2. How does it work? As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.  Thermage uses patented radiofrequency RF technology to safely heat the layers of your skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth resulting in younger looking skin. 3. How long will the results last? The effects continue to improve for up to six months following a single treatment.  Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and natural ageing process. 4. Is it safe? Thermage procedures, including the Thermage CPT procedure have an excellent safety profile with more than 600,000 treatments completed.  Potential side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities. 5. How long before I can return to my normal activities? There's little or no downtime therefore no special care is needed after the procedure and most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.

By |2013-06-09T17:52:35+00:00July 31st, 2012|0 Comments