As a result of the ageing process and excessive sun exposure, our skin can become wrinkled and lacklustre as collagen degenerates beneath the skin. These wrinkles are particularly prominent around the eyes, lips, cheeks and forehead.
Laser treatment can help to reduce the appearance a variety of different skin problems. Some of the reasons that our patients undergo laser therapy include:
At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine, we use a range of different lasers to address the various aesthetic concerns you may have. In order to determine what type of laser treatment you require we recommend visiting our Sydney cosmetic surgery so that our surgeons and clinicians can analyse your skin type and your requirements.
Laser treatments come in a variety of types and intensities. There is column laser technology which is used in the Fraxel laser, which penetrates the skin in columns. This stimulates the untreated skin to heal the skin that has been penetrated by the laser, thus manually promoting the natural regenerative process. Other laser technology penetrates the exterior of the skin in order to reach regenerative cells beneath the surface. Laser technology for hair removal penetrates the follicles of the skin where hair is produced and gradually destructs the follicles ability to reproduce after a number of treatments.
The revolutionary Fraxel laser is a superior treatment that can help to fix a variety of different skin problems, some of which include; discolouration, pigmentation, freckle reduction, acne scars, wrinkles, skin texture and tone, pore size and tautness. In addition to stimulating collagen in the skin, the Fraxel laser actually stimulates cells that produce new collagen, so you’ll experience an improved skin condition even months after your treatment. The Fraxel laser is a non-ablative laser, which means that it is less harsh on the skin, yet manages to have a noticeable impact. The amount of treatments required will differ from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their condition.
Depending on the type of laser treatment you have undergone, the recovery period will vary. It is likely your skin will feel hot, similar to a sunburnt feeling, and you may also experience some slight swelling. If necessary, you can take Panadol. Since the laser works to stimulate new collagen, you will experience increased blood flow to the skin, which will give it a flushed look. This will subside with time, though it is imperative that you wear sunscreen to protect the new skin.
Discover more about our laser treatments, or arrange an appointment with our friendly team by contacting us today.