The world of aesthetic treatments has advanced dramatically since research into the use of laser treatments for face care started in the 1960s. After many years of research and study, laser treatment for face upkeep and health is more widely available and safer than ever.
Laser treatments that specifically aim to rejuvenate or improve the appearance of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, freckles and rosacea can be broken down into two categories: ablative and non-ablative treatments. Simply put, ablative treatments resurface the skin’s dermis, while non-ablative treatments heat the skin’s tissue from within, thus kick-starting collagen production.
Laser Treatment For Face: Your Options
At NuSkinnovation, we pride ourselves on the care we take to provide our clients with comprehensive care both before and after the laser treatment for face routine. One way we ensure we understand our client’s needs is by conducting a skin analysis consultation. All our skin analysis sessions are free of charge to our prospective clients, and this allows us to provide each client with half an hour to an hour to discuss their treatment options with one of our trained treatment professionals. During the Analysis, we require all clients to complete a medical history form. This helps us understand whether existing medical conditions will rule out specific treatments, ensuring your safety.
Once that is concluded, our treatment specialist will discuss your needs and aesthetic concerns before a skin analysis. Once your treatment specialist has examined your skin to determine which treatment will offer the best results, your specialist will draw up a personalised treatment plan completely tailored to your needs, schedule and budget.
As mentioned above, our skin analysis consultations are also free of charge, so book yours today!
Laser Skin Treatments On Offer From NuSkinnovation:
This skin condition results from a buildup of debris, such as bacteria and dead skin cells clogging the pores on areas of the body such as the face, chest and back. Active acne manifests as inflamed, swollen or pus-filled bumps on the skin. While diet and medication can cause active acne, other factors include genetic, hormonal fluctuations, and stress.
NuSkinnovation makes use of a Fotona StarWalker laser to target the different aspects of acne. This laser uses two different wavelengths, with the Nd:YAG wavelength targeting overactive sebaceous glands to reduce inflammation, and the Er:YAG wavelength improves the appearance of acne scarring.
Each session lasts between 20 minutes and half an hour, and many clients have reported mild tingling feelings during this treatment. Protective eyewear is required during this laser treatment, and the procedure itself is minimally invasive. After the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling for some hours. Despite this, there is minimal downtime following the laser treatment for face sessions, as you can resume your usual activities afterwards.
Listening to your treatment specialist is essential, as sun exposure should be avoided for a week following the treatment.
Acne scarring is a common issue and results from the skin trying to heal itself from severe acne. Typically, acne causes damage to the skin. As the skin heals itself, the damaged tissue is replaced by scar tissue, causing discolouration and pitting in the skin.
For acne scarring, our laser treatment for face care works as follows:
An ablative laser is used to target the affected area through the process of vapourising. This will cause controlled injury to the face, triggering collagen production to help the skin smoothen and tighten.
As the skin is repaired, it will also reduce the appearance of pitting, discolouration and uneven texture.
Slight discomfort is expected during this laser treatment; the sensation is often likened to a rubber band snapping against the skin. You can expect the treated area to feel dry, tight and swollen once the procedure has been completed.
Your specialist will recommend avoiding sun exposure and certain skin products for a week after treatment.
Freckles are most common in those with lighter skin and eyes and can be attributed to an overproduction of melanin. This is the pigment that gives colour to our hair, eyes and skin, and freckles typically appear after sun exposure. While freckles are usually harmless, it is important to note how a lack of adequate sun protection contributes to their prevalence.
The Fotona StarWalker is used during this laser treatment for face sessions, as the laser’s short pulses of concentrated light target the freckles’ pigment and break it down. This Fotona laser is also used to treat other conditions, such as scars and wrinkles and is also used during tattoo removal treatments.
Alternatively, the Nordlys Candela IPL laser is used to reduce the appearance of freckles. It makes use of a broad spectrum of wavelengths to treat various Skin issues such as rosacea and UV damage. This laser is also used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.
The Fotona and Nordlys lasers are good treatment options for removing or reducing freckles. It is, however, essential to note that both have advantages and disadvantages. As the client, your needs and Skin Analysis will determine the best option.
Following the laser treatment for face upkeep, you may notice your freckles darkening or appearing more visible in the days after the treatment. This is not a cause for concern and will subside in a few days. Do not pick or scratch at them, as this will damage the healing tissue and reduce the satisfaction of your freckle removal results. As with any laser treatment, you will be advised to avoid sun exposure for a week afterwards. Your treatment specialist will also recommend using a soothing moisturiser and avoiding saunas, swimming pools and hot showers for 48 hours (about two days) following the treatment.
Fine Lines And Wrinkles:
It is natural for our skin to change as we age. It is the body’s largest organ; over time, it will develop wrinkles and fine lines while losing elasticity, which is the root cause of skin deterioration. Our skin undergoes these changes for several reasons, including the natural loss of collagen as we age, decreased fat and bone volume, sun exposure, and the repeated contraction of our facial muscles while making facial expressions.
The Fotona TimeWalker 4D is used during our laser treatment for face care and can achieve what is known as a “lunchtime facelift”. This means it provides a non-invasive treatment that tightens and rejuvenates the skin with little to no downtime. This facelift is achieved through the following steps:
Smooth Lift: A gentle pulse laser is used on the inside of the oral cavity, and this encourages collagen production to get started. Our body’s natural collagen production declines as we age. In contrast, measures such as taking a daily collagen supplement have yet to prove that they improve the skin’s elasticity and youthfulness. The skin around the mouth and cheeks tighten by pulsing the laser within the oral cavity.
FRAC3: This step uses a fractional beam to target deeper imperfections in the skin, including pigmentation, wrinkles and vascular lesions.
PIANO: This step uses a longer laser pulse to heat the skin from the outside. This stimulates more collagen production and creates a tightening effect.
Superficial: This is the final step of your laser treatment for a face care session and is a light chemical peel. This will gently resurface the skin, removing dead skin cells and improving the skin’s tone and texture.
Each step of the treatment is essential, as it improves the quality of the result. The smooth lifting step tightens the nasolabial folds and cheeks, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Once this treatment is completed, you may resume your daily activities as usual. There may be mild redness, tingling and swelling for a few hours or days following the treatment, and it is important to avoid strenuous exercise, direct sun exposure and excessive heat for a week following the laser treatment for face care.
They are also known as chloasma. This form of hyperpigmentation is mostly common on the face, especially in areas such as the cheeks, nose and forehead. While melasma is most common in women, it can also develop in men who do not adequately protect themselves from sun exposure. Melasma occurs when melanin increases in production. While sun exposure can contribute, other factors include changes in hormone levels or balance. It is also most common during pregnancy, as endogenous hormones present during gestation stimulate the production of melanin.
While this skin condition does not cause any physical pain or discomfort, it can result in lowered confidence and poor self-image. This laser treatment for face care uses concentrated beams of light that target the skin’s pigment and break it down into particles that are small enough to be absorbed and then expelled by the body. If you have any concerns about whether the laser will impact the surrounding tissue, be assured that the short, powerful bursts of light are accurate in the areas being targeted. None of the surrounding tissue will be impacted during the treatment.
Each session lasts between 20 to 30 minutes, and while it is common for sensations of heat and tingling to be reported during the treatment, it is not painful. Redness is also common following the laser treatment. Following the treatment, there may be some discomfort as the skin will feel dry. Heeding your treatment specialist’s instructions will alleviate this discomfort.
There is even a laser treatment for face health that purely focuses on repairing the skin, improving its elasticity, and creating a brighter, more even tone. While these are focus areas we often associate with the face, a skin rejuvenation treatment can be done where needed, including areas such as the chest, back, hands, or back. It is important to note that skin rejuvenation is not a permanent solution and will require maintenance sessions to ensure satisfactory results.
There are several methods available to achieve the best skin rejuvenation results, and these include:
Fotona StarWalker: This laser treatment for skin works by heating the deeper layers of the skin to boost collagen production. Collagen is one of the human body’s best natural weapons in fighting aging. Laser skin rejuvenation spurns collagen production to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and UV damage.
Nordlys Candela IPL: Intense pulse light (IPL) is a sort of light therapy that improves the appearance of skin by destroying damaged skin cells and hair follicles. This allows the body to break down the damaged cells and expel them naturally, resulting in clearer, brighter, and tighter skin.
Chemical peels: This method does not use lasering technology and uses a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of skin. Chemical peels can be used to treat skin conditions such as acne, scarring and sun damage.
Facials: This type of skincare treatment uses cleansing, exfoliating, massaging and applying various products to the skin. The aim is to improve circulation, unclog pores, hydrate the skin and remove dead skin cells.
Medical products: These are skin products that have been specifically developed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are two naturally occurring proteins found in the human body and products, including ingredients such as retinoids, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.