Introducing Fraxel Thulium Laser
Banish Brown Spots With ONE Session
This remarkable new technology allows us to do what would formerly have taken 5-6 sessions of Intense Pulsed Light, spaced over 3-4 months, with ONE Weekend Peel!
Suggested protocol: After work on Wednesday, have a single treatment done under topical gel anaesthesia, (go to work on Thursday and Friday as usual. On Saturday and Sunday, the old pigmented skin cells will peel off. Go back to work on Monday morning with beautiful fresh glowing skin. Feel the confidence of literally shedding years of blotchy, dull photo-aged skin away. Can be used for sun damage of face, neck, décolletage, hands and forearms.
This hormonally-dependant, bluish- brown, blotchy pigmentation of the face occurs in some women taking birth control pills, hormone replacement, or post pregnancy, in association with UV exposure (suntanning). Common areas affected include the forehead, cheeks, and perioral area. The condition was formerly very difficult to treat, with earlier laser and IPL technology making no difference, or in 1/3 cases, even making it worse due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation; leaving the only option of using prescription bleaching creams for extended periods of time, combined with generous dollops of camouflage makeup.
Now, thanks to the dual Thulium & Erbium lasers combined in the Fraxel Dual system, we can target both the superficial and the deep pigmentation comprising the melasma, over an initial course of 3-4 sessions. Maintenance treatments may be required a couple of times a year. Finally, there is hope for this psychologically distressing complaint. Post treatment, it is advisable to discontinue hormone treatments and avoid sun exposure.
We can treat partial face segments, as needed. Consultation required
These warty reddish brown areas, occurring on sun–exposed areas such as the back of the hands, temples, and nose may develop into cancers of the skin over time. They are unsightly, and primarily affect the 60-80-year-old age group, or younger people working in a primarily outdoors environment (eg fisherpersons).
Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen), which may leave permanent pink scars fading to white in otherwise tanned areas. In cases where there are multiple lesions, or the person wishes to avoid permanent hypopigmentation, they can be treated with the Fraxel Dual laser. Typically 3-4 sessions are required; we can treat full face, or segments according to the extensiveness of the lesions. We can also treat back of the hands, scalp, chest and forearms if these areas are affected.