STRETCH MARK &
Using our Fractional Non-ablative Laser hand-piece effectively reduces the appearance of the following concerns with a series of treatment sessions. This treatment uses the only FDA Approved & TGA Listed machine for clinic results on stretch marks and scarring, bringing optimum results to those who have the following skin concerns:
Scars in general including Acne Scarring
Improves skin texture
Anyone who wants an overall skin rejuvenation
Being the first laser with FDA approval for stretch mark reduction and clinical studies, this treatment has achieved an average improvement of 51% and 75% in the appearance of stretch marks based upon blinded reviews of photographs comparing pre-treatment photographs with results three-months post-treatment. It works by diminishing the appearance of stretch marks as it penetrates into the dermis and directly stimulates the growth of new and evenly distributed collagen while re-modeling dermal scars.
Downtime For face up to 72 hours, Body up to 24 hour. Both will have dry grinding for up to 2 weeks.
Treatment Time 30 - 45 minutes
HOW IT WORKS
Fractional Laser is a non ablative treatment which creates micro channels in the skin, heating the tissue in these columns, causing fibroblast and collagen production. This leads to increased skin thickness, decreased pore size, skin tightening, decreased pigmentation and all over rejuvenation.
Results become visible from 4 weeks onwards with an initial course of three to six treatments recommended for optimum results. Results vary from patient to patient.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE
Is pregnant or breastfeeding
Is currently taking or has taken isotretinoin in the past 12 weeks
Has active sunburn
Is a long term user of cortisone
May now be suitable for some darker skin types
Has had anti-wrinkle injections within the past week and filler injections within the past 2 weeks
If you are unsure, contact our clinic
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our experienced Advanced Dermal Therapist will ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Prior to your first treatment, your clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for this treatment and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
During the treatment, your skin is gently warmed by the Fractional Laser device. Pain threshold may vary from patient to patient, topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment
The skin will be red after the treatment and very rarely there may be some swelling the day after, particularly multiple passes are used on the under eye area.
The skin may be a bit rough and dry for a few days post-treatment.
Protective eyewear must be worn at all times.
POST TREATMENT CARE
This treatment has some downtime with the face requiring up to 72 hours and the body up to 24 hour. Both will have dry grinding for up to 2 weeks. To assist in the post treatment process, we recommend continual hydration of the skin, using prescribed cosmeceutical skin care, no sun exposure or aggressive exercise, no fake tan, no exfoliating for 2 weeks and to continue to use SPF 50+ sunscreen daily for optimal results.
FOLLOW UP STEPS
To achieve the best results, an initial course of three to six treatments is recommended.
Your next treatment is due within four to six weeks. One is rarely enough on it’s own but will tend to show some improvement. Every patient’s condition and skin treatment needs vary.
For more information about what results you can expect or the number of treatments that are necessary to treat your skin concern, consult with your Dermal Clinician.