Active acne and acne scars no longer need to be permanent, as they can now be controlled with laser therapy. The innovative Fotona® Lasers and the intellect behind the treatment designs have brought about the gold standard to treat acne. Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics with Fotona® have taken the healing process of acne and scarred tissue one step further and use the innovative TwinLight® procedure to combine the Nd:YAG and Er:YAG to complete a comprehensive treatment with amazing results.
The Nd:YAG laser reduces inflammation of the over active sebaceous glands. It targets the bacteria that produce inflammation associated with acne. Through the gentle heating process of the laser treatment, it in turn prevents any further acne flare ups.
The Er:YAG laser is gentle and harmoniously passes heat from the laser through the scarred tissue and targets micro thin layers of the skin to encourage the production of new collagen in the dermis. Such a gentle and precise treatment ensures new collagen growth and positive changes to the skin within 1-2 weeks.
The TwinLight® laser treatment is the elite choice for acne and scar removal. The procedure is non-invasive, gentle, easy and painless with little down time.
Consultation with Our Medical Team
Before any laser treatment can occur, your skin needs to be protected from the sun for about 2 weeks. In this time, you will have a consultation with our laser technician, whom is an experienced nurse. Your procedure will be discussed, and you will be free to ask any questions. An overview of your medical history and medications will be discussed, to ensure laser therapy is ideal for you. Our doctor will assess your acne and may suggest an antibiotic to complement the laser therapy and healing process. A patch test will be conducted to ensure your suitability with laser therapy. In 4-7 days you will be able to commence your laser therapy.
What Can I Expect During My Laser Therapy?
The TwinLight® acne treatment will last for about 30-40 minutes. There is no pain involved with this procedure; it is very gentle. There will be a warming of the skin, and some people describe this like hot pins at times, but it is mild. We use a Koolio Machine, which blows -37 degree cold air onto the laser site which is very soothing. Eye shields will be placed on your eyes to protect them from the laser light. There will be no pain felt during or after the procedure, and you are always able to talk to your laser consultant about how you are feeling.
What Can I Expect After My Laser Therapy?
You must keep your face out of direct sunlight, as this will exacerbate the laser therapy treatment and may change the desired outcome. This means covering up with shirts, hats and sunscreen and making yourself available to shaded areas if outdoors. Your skin may feel hot, like sunburn, for the next 12-24 hours; this is normal. Bepanthen cream is ideal to use to ensure moisture, hydration and a soothing element to the skin. Such care of your skin will ensure the ideal environment for the regeneration of the new cell growth.
How Many Treatments Will I Require?
Every person is unique. Their skin will require individualised treatment plans. Some people will have large areas of live acne and minimal scarring; other people will require intensive scar treatment to ensure pleasing results. At your consult appointment, your treatment plan will be discussed and may involve between 3-5 laser sessions.
“Fractional Treatments for skin resurfacing have gained popularity. One highly effective new approach, known as the TwinLight method, combines two complementary fractional laser procedures into a single, synergistic treatment” [Marini & Bevec 2013]
“Skin resurfacing: dual-wavelength TwinLight is clinically and histologically superior” [Marini & Bevec 2013]
Marini, L & Bevec, T. 2013(3). Skin resurfacing: dual-wavelength TwinLight is clinically and histologically superior. Laser & Health Academy Magazine. Pp.58-59
Au SHui Lun, A. 2013(3). Fractional Er:YAG laser for Scar Revision Treatments. Laser & Health Academy Magazine. P.68