Which lights and lasers are used in the treatment?
Advanced Fluorescence Technology – AFT Laser
This laser treatment is specifically designed to dramatically reduce the appearance of sun damage, red spots and blemishes, rosacea, broken capillaries (including spider veins) and age spots (brown spots). AFT effectively uses low energy light to gently heat and reduce skin imperfections. Most lasers produce only a single wavelength of light and are limited in what they can treat. However, with AFT, the light emits gentle energy pulses in various wavelengths, allowing the light to penetrate through the skin. Through a special spectrum filtering system that eliminates hot spots, the AFT IPL treatment is able to produce a more powerful, yet safe and effective treatment. The treated areas can appear smoother and younger in just a single session. However, we do recommend at least three sessions.
We use a combination of lights depending on your skin condition and the results you require. As part of Laser 360, we would normally treat you with both Green and Yellow Light. If you have broken veins we may also introduce Nd:Yag laser as part of the treatment.
Pixel Laser for collagen growth.
I Pixel is considered to be the gold standard procedure for facial rejuvenation.
Ablative or skin resurfacing lasers, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and Er:YAG lasers, briefly direct an intense burst of laser energy onto the surface of the skin. This energy heats water within the surface layers of the skin, causing both the water and the tissue of the skin to turn to vapour. Every time the laser passes over the skin, some of the outermost layers of the skin are removed in a precise and controlled way to the appropriate depth.
Unlike with traditional ablative laser resurfacing which removes the whole of the top layer of skin in the targeted treatment area, this fractional method damages only certain zones within the selected target area, (producing a tiny white dot, or pixel-like treated areas on the skin), leaving the other zones within it perfectly intact. Therefore only treating approximately 20% of the skin within the treatment area. This allows the skin to heal much faster than if the whole area was treated, as the ‘healthy’ untreated tissue surrounding the treated zones helps to fill in the damaged area with new cells. This causes collagen remodelling, skin tightening and an improvement in skin texture as the area heals.