Don’t let your Scar scare you for life!
Who doesn't appreciate healthy skin free from scars and marks? However, the harsh reality of life is scarring happens, it happens for various reasons!
A scar forms after the skin has been damaged or injured. It is the natural healing mechanism of the skin. Scars and skin abnormalities come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including:
Textural alterations on the surface.
Elevated hypertrophic scars, which develop when the wound healing process produces extra scar tissue, such as keloids.
Depressed atrophic scars, which are often linked with acne scarring Stretch marks.
Hypopigmentation, when the skin is lighter than usual.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, when the skin is darker than normal.
A Highly Collaborative Treatment Plan
Laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat scars of different kinds. Er: YAG skin resurfacing is utilised for the removal of scar tissue, which in turn causes activation of collagen remodelling. Er: YAG treatments work particularly well on acne scars. Clinical study has shown that Nd: YAG wavelength treatments provide better cosmetic and functional results, including skin redness, tissue volume, pliability, and erythema.
Scar Revision Therapy
The revolutionary dual-wavelength scar-revision therapy by Fotona helps people take advantage of dual-wavelength treatment options that include Er: YAG, Nd: YAG, and all-absorption Nd: YAG. This is a very successful therapy for treating appearance as well as addressing the reasons that make the scar prone to bleeding.
Fotona’s Dual Wavelength Scar Revision Therapy.
Both non-ablative Nd: YAG and fractional-ablative Er: YAG wavelengths are combined in Fotona's pioneering dual-wavelength scar-revision therapy as part of a single comprehensive scar-treatment regimen, with immediately visible results that outperform traditional laser-based and conventional scar treatment techniques. Dual-wavelength scar treatment treatments are a very successful treatment option that not only improves the cosmetic look of a scar but also helps to resolve complications with the scar's vascular feeding system.
No two individuals have the same healing journey, injuries and surgeries leave their unique mark. But you don’t be fooled into accepting them forever. At Advanced Laser Clinic our experts can improve your scar’s appearance on virtually any part of the body. So, what keeps you waiting? Connect with us today!
Prior to Treatment
Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.
At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.
A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.
Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. 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.
Before & After
Is Fotona Laser safe?Yes, as the laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive process which makes use of multi-laser technology., it is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. Apart from this, it has minimal to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.
Do you offer numbing for Laser hair removal?Unfortunately, topical numbing creams are not safe nor effective when doing Laser Hair Removal. The sensation you feel in treatment is not felt on the skin, but in the follicle of the hair. Unfortunately numbing cream cannot penetrate deep enough to minimise the discomfort that may be felt at the follicle. Please ensure that no occlusive creams are present in the treatment areas when undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
What areas are included in a Full Body Laser Hair Removal?A Full Body Laser Hair Removal includes every part of your body except the head.
Can I have my treatment when I am menstruating?Yes - you can still have laser hair removal treatment while on your period. We advise you to wear a tampon or menstrual cup if you would like to have the Brazilian area treated.
Can I have Laser hair removal if i have Epilepsy?Epilepsy sufferers are advised to consult with their doctor about having Laser Hair Removal. An individual will need to obtain medical clearance from their doctor prior to starting treatment. At Laser Clinics Australia, we also offer various options of protective eyewear to ensure your safety at all times during treatment.
What kind of results can I expect?A majority of patients who undergo this treatment see an 80-90% reduction in their hair growth. and the hair follicles that remain after treatment are damaged, meaning that they will produce a finer hair than before treatment. In the weeks following the laser treatment, you will be noticing less hair, slower-growing hair, and even hair falling out. There is also a reduction in hair bumps and ingrown hairs after your first treatment. It is important to apply moisturizers and cool compresses immediately after the treatment if you feel any discomfort in the treated area. Following the treatment, overall you should be able to see a loss of hair over the month. It is recommended to use sunscreen whenever you step out. Although there are some complications that may occur with the process of laser hair removal, as it is with any medical procedure, these are usually minor and rarely occur. Any possible effects of laser hair removal will be reviewed by your clinician during your consultation.
Pre & post care for laser hair removal treatments.- You are required to shave the entire area you wish to get treated prior to the day of your laser hair removal treatment. - Avoid using exfoliators such as alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any other creams which might be irritating, for one-week before your laser hair removal treatment. - Do not apply any perfumes, deodorants or any type of makeup to the area to be treated on the day of your treatment. - Do not go for any artificial tanning such as tanning beds and spray tans within 2-3 weeks prior to your treatment. - After your hair removal treatment, you may experience the growth of hair for up to two weeks. However, this is only the treated hair that is being shed from the follicle. - Following your laser hair removal treatment, you will likely experience slight redness and swelling around the hair follicles and some mild discomfort, mostly similar to sunburn. Cool packs may be applied. - You may observe during and after your session the smell of burned hair. However, this is normal. - It is essential to avoid swimming pools and spas treated with chemicals or chlorine until the skin returns to its normal condition. - Until the skin returns to normal condition, you must not have any facials or peels on any treated facial areas. - If the underarm area is being treated, do not use deodorant for 24 to 48 hours. - Following the treatment, do not rub, or pick the area which is treated. Use of loofahs or abrasive scrubs is prohibited for at least 5 days. - Do not practice any strenuous sport activities and any hot water, saunas or jacuzzi for 3 days. - In case a crust develops on the treat area, use aloe Vera twice daily to keep it moist until it gets healed. - If you notice any signs of infection or blistering in the treated area, contact us. - Use sunblock SPF 30 or 50 to protect the skin before and after all treatments.
Scheduling your next treatment.- Shaving is recommended between sessions and 1 or 2 days prior to your next appointment. - The sessions of the facial area treatment are scheduled in four week intervals and four to six weeks for other areas. - Disrupting or missing the appointments can cause less than optimal results. - Between the schedule of treatments, you should not undergo Electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. Avoid tweezing between sessions, however, shaving can be done..
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Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Sep;35(9):1376-83. Read Full Text
Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser. Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):130-6.
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