As the urge to hibernate kicks in, Winter is the best time to turn those extra hours of Netflix into a skin care advantage.
With a low UV and a reason to cover up, some skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing and laser treatments are best undertaken during the cooler months.
Many of treatments offered at Australian Skin Face Body are related to skin damage from the harsh Australian sun and pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, age spots, sun spots, freckles and uneven skin tone are a few challenges we face. The good news is something can be done to achieve clearer, brighter and healthier skin.
Typically, ablative lasers, such as Fractional CO2 DOT therapy produce noticeable, long lasting results yet are associated with some downtime.
Used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refine enlarged pores and treat pigmentation while softly tightening the skin, Fractional laser delivers ‘dots’ of laser energy to penetrate the skin. The laser energy used stimulates the body’s natural collagen production resulting in a more even appearance of the skin.
Compared to full skin ablation treatments seen in the past, there is significant reduction of after-treatment discomfort and downtime with DOT therapy.
DOT therapy targets the deep layers of the skin with healing and downtime of around 10 days. We know this is not always practical so we’ve introduced DOT LITE. With a shallower skin penetration, DOT LITE has a gentler period of peeling and healing time of just four to seven days.
The number of DOT laser treatments required depends on the condition of your skin and the end result you are after, however the majority of patients see an improved skin tone and fading of pigmentation after the first treatment. You will notice a progressive improvement in your skin for at least six months after the treatment.
Fractional laser can be a great investment for your skin.
The new kid on the block is the PICO Genesis laser.
PICO Genesis enlighten III uses NEW technology to help eliminate pigmented lesions including melasma, hyperpigmentation and sun spots, while brightening and smoothing out the complexion.
Generally, there’s no downtime and minimal discomfort.
The beauty is, it’s suitable for ALL skin types offering many people renewed hope in the fight against pigmentation and premature ageing. It’s especially great for stubborn melasma.
Vbeam, the Rolls Royce of vascular lasers is a pulsed dye laser that can treat port –wine stains, poikiloderma, facial veins, broken capillaries, facial redness and rosacea.
The laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of yellow light into targeted areas of the skin. There it’s absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas, treating the condition.
It’s also worth considering medical grade laser hair removal during the winter months. While laser hair removal can be performed any time of the year, treatment of the legs can be tricky in the sunnier months. The laser cannot tell the difference between the pigment in the hair follicle and pigment from a tan which can potentially leave areas of hypo-pigmentation (white patches) after treatment.
And if you are finally ready to part with that tattoo you once loved, book your consult ASAP so after a course of laser treatments you’ll be ready for that cute summer dress sans ink.
Offering the latest in effective treatments, we believe in science-based technologies and the latest, innovative medical grade lasers are specifically chosen by plastic surgeon and founder of Australian Skin Face Body Clinics, Mr Ian Holten.
As appeared in Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine.
*individual results may vary