SKIN RESURFACING AND REJUVENATION

SKIN RESURFACING & REJUVENATION
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SKIN RESURFACING & REJUVENATION

Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics bring four fantastic options for revitalising your skin and giving you a healthy glow. From light touch-ups to a deep, age-erasing rejuvenation of the skin, the option of the following treatments will provide you with superior natural results.

FRACTIONAL RESURFACING AND TIGHTENING

The two modes of FRAC 3® and PIANO are unique to Fotona®. They combine the Nd:YAG and Er:YAG to work harmoniously together to stimulate collagen growth and remodelling at a cellular level, and a resurfacing of the skin to remove the aged and weathered cells. Fine lines will be targeted. This procedure ensures no down time and a healthy rejuvenating glow to your skin. This procedure can be repeated twice a year to maintain an optimal complexion.

FULL SKIN REVITALISATION WITH A FRACTIONAL RESURFACING – TWINLIGHT®

This fractional rejuvenation is an effective three-step procedure created to significantly improve skin smoothness and to give you a fresher, healthier look. It is a gentle alternative for treating fine lines and wrinkles with minimum down time and clean natural results. It is recommended to have this treatment once a year. The treatments can extend from a light touch-up to a deep collagen stimulation and remodelling. This skin rejuvenation process has been shown to improve scarring, texture and wrinkles.

Step 1: Conditioning
An Nd:YAG beam is passed along the surface twice. The first pass provides a short stimulus to the skin. The second pass penetrates the tissue, causing a gentle heating and conditioning of the skin. 

Step 2: Fractional Therapy
Old, worn-out skin is ablated away by a fractional Er:YAG laser. The precise microablated channels will be replaced with new, tighter and healthy tissue as the new skin forms.

Step 3: Peeling
The skin is ablated with a full Er:YAG beam, which finishes the treatment and removes superficial imperfections.

FOTONA® 5D LASER FACE LIFT

This Fotona® 5D Laser Treatment is the latest and most effective facial laser treatment on the market today. The advantage of this treatment is that it provides a full thickness collagen stimulation of the skin through the mucous membranes inside the mouth [intra oral] and then to the skin’s surface. 

This procedure combines the five advanced capabilities available to ensure gold standard results. This treatment ideally suits someone wishing to decrease the wrinkles around the mouth [perioral] and the creases around the mouth and cheeks [nasolabial folds], as well as giving a fresh new look to the skin.

Step 1: Smooth Intra Oral Lifting [Er:YAG] This is a gentle heating of the upper and lower lips and both cheeks inside the mount, resulting in an immediate collagen remodelling, stimulation and tightening. 

Step 2: FRAC 3® [Nd:YAG] This is a fractional resurfacing on the skin surface of the cheeks, chin and forehead. 

Step 3: PIANO Mode (Nd:YAG) This is a controlled tissue heating to between 45-65 degrees across the cheeks, chin and forehead. 

Step 4: Fractional Resurfacing [Er:YAG] This modality is particularly indicated for sun-damaged, ageing skin, possibly with acquired pigment and varying degrees of fine lines and milder wrinkles. This treatment is a hot ablation that causes a deep dermal effect to obtain a collagen reaction. 

Step 5: SupErficial [Er:YAG] This is a gentle Er:YAG stimulation across the skin surface exteriorly to promote a healthy glow and natural smooth texture to the skin.

Prior To Your Visit
Every person wishing to be treated at Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics will require an appointment with our laser consultant. At this appointment, you can ask as many questions as you like to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a medical questionnaire to be filled out about your health and medications. Some health conditions and medications will unfortunately exempt you from laser treatment. A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. 4-7 days after your patch test, we will commence your laser treatment.

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your face away from sun exposure. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.

What Can I Expect During The Treatment?
You will be required to wear protective eye shields during the treatment. This protects your eyes from the intense laser light.

This laser treatment is not at all uncomfortable. There is no need to prepare your skin with anaesthetic. Most people will describe the treatment as a warm sensation and warm pins. Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics have a Koolio Machine that blows out chilled air onto the skin during or post treatment if you ever feel uncomfortable. Our laser consultant will talk with you all the way through the procedure to ensure your comfort. The procedure will take between 30 and 45 minutes.

What Can I Expect After My Rejuvenation Laser Treatment?
There is no complex post-laser regime to follow after your treatment. Your skin may feel warm for a few hours after your treatment, but should not bother you. You are able to resume your normal daily activities, but exercise should be kept to a minimum for a day, just to let your skin rest before excess heat and sweating occur. Avoiding direct sun exposure remains very important over the next week, with the regular use of sunscreen. 

References:

www.fotona.com TwinLight fractional Rejuvenation information sheet. September 2014.
www.fotona.com fotona4D information sheet. September 2014.
www.laserandhealth.com Marini, L & Bevec, T. 2013(3). Skin resurfacing: dual-wavelength TwinLight is clinically and histologically superior. Laser & Health Academy Magazine. Pp. 58-59

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