Laser Pigmentation Removal - Age Spot Removal - The Laser Lounge:
How does Laser/IPL skin rejuvenation work?
Laser/ IPL emits an energy that specifically targets pigmented lesions in the skin without disrupting the skin’s natural surface. Laser/ IPL also stimulates natural collagen and elastin production in the active skin cells (fibroblasts), improving the skin’s overall texture and complexion. Skin rejuvenation treatments overall improve the skin’s colour and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimises open pores.
Is Laser/ IPL skin rejuvenation safe?
When combining medically graded and FDA approved skin rejuvenation technologies with qualified Skin and Laser Specialists, Laser/ IPL skin rejuvenation is very safe.
Candela GentleLASE and Palomar Multilux are the most trusted names in the industry and our Skin and Laser Specialist team are experts, offering an extensive skin rejuvenation experience.
Why go anywhere else when we specialise in skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal treatments using premium technologies?
Why do I need a consultation?
Consultations are conducted with clients before the treatment to:
• Assess if the Laser/ IPL treatment is appropriate for you
• Explain the skin rejuvenation process
• Advise pre and post treatment care instructions
• Perform a test patch.
This will allow you to feel the Laser/ IPL on your skin and see the results for yourself.
• Advise the cost of treatment
Are Laser/ IPL treatments painful?
Tolerance levels vary for all. In most cases clients will say that they felt no pain or a slight sensation that was minimal and tolerable.
Topical anaesthetic creams are not required, however available for individuals who wish to numb the skin before the treatment.
How should I prepare before for my treatment?
To minimise the possibility of adverse skin effects we recommend avoiding the following activities for at least 2 to 4 weeks prior to your treatment:
• Sun exposure (apply SPF 30 + sunscreen daily)
• Topical fake tans
• Prescription strength exfoliants
Are there any post treatment restrictions?
Your Skin and Laser Specialist will advise you post treatment care instructions during your treatment. In most cases, once the redness has calmed down you are able to resume with your normal activities. It is best to treat the area with care as you would a mild sunburn.
Please avoid the following activities until the redness has calmed down:
• Use of prescription strength exfoliant creams
• Swimming pools and spas with multiple chemicals/ chlorine
• Activities that cause excessive perspiration
Please avoid the following activities in between and post treatments:
• Sun exposure (apply SPF 30 + sunscreen daily on areas being treated)
• Solariums (cover all areas being treated)
Is Laser/IPL skin rejuvenation and pigmentation removal permanent?
When qualified and highly trained Skin and Laser Specialists perform treatments such as the team at The Laser Lounge, Laser/ IPL skin rejuvenation treatments are very effective.
Pigmentation may be removed permanently however for some clients new pigmentation may appear. In order to prevent pigmentation resurfacing, it is important to avoid excessive sun exposure and apply SPF 30+ sunscreen daily during and post treatments. Depending on your skin and life style, maintenance treatments may be required.
How do I know if Laser/IPL skin rejuvenation treatments are working for me?
You will see results after your VERY FIRST treatment. The pigmented lesions may look raised and/ or darker and then will form a scab/ crust prior to it flaking off the skin. The results will become more impressive with each successive treatment. Your skin’s overall texture and complexion will also improve throughout the treatments.
Our clients are continually experiencing great results and value for money at The Laser Lounge!
How many treatments will I need?
For best results, on average we recommend completing 2 to 6 treatments. As the condition of skin and individual expectations will differ the number of treatments required may vary. During your consultation our Skin and Laser Specialist will discuss a personalised treatment plan for you.
Maintenance treatments may be recommended to be performed on the area for some clients based on the skin’s colour, condition and personal lifestyle.
How do I know when to come in for my next treatment?
On average we recommend treating the area 4 to 8 weeks apart. Your Skin and Laser Specialist will assess your individual progress throughout your treatment course, recommending the best time to return for your follow up treatment. If you are uncertain, please feel free to ask our team.
How will I look in between the treatments?
Post treatment the skin may be slightly swollen and/or red with the pigmented lesions appearing raised and/ or darker. The pigmented lesions may form a scab/ crust prior to it flaking off the skin.
Your skin’s overall texture and complexion will also improve throughout the treatments.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Immediately following a Laser/ IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, clients may experience either slightly reddened or goose bump like skin. It feels somewhat like a mild sunburn. This effect is very normal and will disappear shortly after. Damage to the skin is very rare and only in some few cases, clients may experience pigment change in the skin. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal over time. In saying this, our Skin and Laser Specialist team are experienced and are here to ensure you experience a satisfying treatment.
Will my medication affect my treatment?
Certain medications may affect your Laser/ IPL skin rejuvenation treatment if they are photosensitive (such as Roaccutane and Retin A which can cause pigmentation). If you are taking any medications it is best to advise your Skin and Laser Specialist so that we can ensure the best possible treatment results for you. Depending on the medication course, we may suggest performing treatments at least 2 to 6 months after taken.