The 532nm laser is a laser that works exceptionally well on epidermal skin pigmentation. The laser deadens the abnormal brown pigment skin cells that have formed on the surface. The treated area flakes off after 5- 10 days revealing healthy skin with a normal skin tone. Most clients only require one to two treatments unlike Intense Pulse Light( IPL) treatments which can range from 4-6 treatments. Treatments should be spaced six weeks apart if further treatments are required. The 532 laser is the gold standard treatment for these pigmentations.
Sun avoidance or full sun screen use is required before and after treatment. A vitamin rich ointment is recommended at night with the targeted areas to remain dry and protected during the day.
Over the years, changes occur deep within our tissues that accelerate the appearance of premature ageing. There is a reduction in the amount of collagen, fragmentation of collagen fibres and dysregulation at the epidermis, the surface layer of the skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles and our face to generally migrate south.
Lifestyle and health factors can contribute to premature ageing. Signs of premature ageing can be dry, dull skin, fine line, loss of elasticity of the skin, crow’s feet, frown lines, and uneven blotchy complexions. Excessive sun exposure, smoking (which decreases oxygenation and damages collagen), high sugar diets, lack of sleep, high alcohol consumption, a poor diet lacking in nutrients and lack of exercise can all contribute to premature ageing.
By targeting these areas with the correct light therapy and natural botanicals, the skin can be assisted to renew, creating a firmer, even and more taught tone. Several modalities have been developed in order to reverse the dermal and epidermal signs of ageing.
Our methods of skin rejuvenation require very minimal downtime, unlike ablative resurfacing treatments that can lead to complications such as pain, infection, burning, scarring and pigmentation changes.
QS Skin Rejuvenation
Our Q switched ND Yag laser from Italy is ideal for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. The Thermoacoustic effect generated with this laser treatment, stimulates collagen production within the dermis. The laser treatment time, takes approximately 15 minutes, however we do like to follow this treatment with a cleansing mask, to effectively remove the dead skin cells. A light snap is felt, during the treatment, followed by a mild red tint and minor swelling. This generally reduces within one to two hours.
Fine line reduction and tightening of the skin is often noticeable within five to seven days post treatment. Treatments are spaced 3- 4 weeks apart and we recommend 4-6 treatments depending on your skin condition.
As with all laser treatment, a physical barrier sunscreen or avoidance of sun is recommended. Any retinol or peptide products should not be used three days prior to and post care.
Low Level Laser Therapy
We find light therapy extremely beneficial following laser treatment. Even though our laser facial treatments are all gentle, we do find that LLLT can reduce swelling and redness to a greater degree. LLLT is also an alternative form of facial rejuvenation, proven effective for wrinkles and skin elasticity. Increase of microcirculation, vascular perfusion of skin and inhibition of elasticity loss are all results of low level light therapy. It is now known that LLLT can improve collagen ptoduction.
A study of 600 patients were tested with photo-rejuvenation and reported a 90% improvement in at least one Fitzpatrick photo-ageing category and 65% of patients demonstrating global improvement in facial texture, fine lines, background erythema (redness), and pigmentation. They quoted a reduction in roughness and fine lines and a softening of skin texture.
LLLT has been shown to induce wound healing more rapidly than normal for those who do undergo the heated laser treatments. It has been used extensively in hospitals for successfully treating diabetic ulcers and bed sores. Click here for an informative article on the many benefits of LLLT in skin healing
Carbon Facial Laser
This form of laser treatment has zero downtime and is wonderful for refining large pores and exfoliating and refreshing skin, creating a softer, smoother firmer skin. It is recommended as a maintenance treatment following a QS Rejuvenation Facial Package. An enzyme peel is not recommended following this treatment as the carbon has already removed the dead skin cells.
Combining the QS Rejuvenation with age spot treatments helps improve the quality of the epidermis. We can package this treatment into your rejuvenation care.
Anti-Ageing Skin Care
Recommendations for anti-ageing skin care are:
Papaya Masks for refreshing the skin of dead skin cells
Camellia Oil an essential fatty acid high in squalene, a natural emollient preventing skin drying and premature ageing. Olive Squalene and Rice Bran Oil are other important fatty acid suppliers for moisture retention.
Hyaluronic Acid has the remarkable ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, inflating the skin.
Moringa Oil and Jojoba oil are great skin hydrators and antioxidants.
Rosehip oil is an excellent source of Vitamin A without the potential risks that retinoic acid might cause.
Babassu Oil acts as a protective barrier cream against the elements. Full of vitamins and minerals, it absorbs beautifully into the skin.
Frangipani Oil contains glycosides that helps get vital nutrients into the skin. It is also a hydrator binding water molecules. It promotes collagen production and provides antioxidant activity.
Gotu Kola accelerates skin cell regeneration
Kakadu Plum contains the highest levels of naturally occurring Vitamin C in the world. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production.
Vitamin B3 improves skin moisture and boosts the production of collagen as well as stimulation microcirculation.
Rose oil is a beautiful oil for broken capillaries, it also moisturisers and repairs skin, an ideal treatment for the mature dry skin.
Tamanu Oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, having a regenerative effect on the epidermis of the skin.
We do not recommend copper peptides as many people do have a burden of copper in their bodies. Excessive copper tends to disrupt many enzyme reactions in the body, including hormone production.
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For any health concerns, Dr Julie Epstein MBBS FRACP, an Integrative Consulting Physician with a long term interest in internal Anti-Ageing Medicine and Hormonal Imbalances is available for consultation at our premises. She investigates the whole body ecosystem and its balance rather than organ specific medicine. Evidence based medicine underpins Dr Epstein’s assessments, diagnoses and treatments.