Quick Facts: Laser Procedures To Correct Skin Damage
- Kiora uses a wide range of lasers to correct sun damaged skin of the face, decolletage and hands
- A 512nm Green KTP laser fades brown spots, freckles and superficial pigmentation
- A high powered 1064nm Nd:YAG laser specifically targets red blood cells to correct capillaries, redness & rosacea
- Compared to older IPL systems "true" lasers offer minimal downtime with redness resolving after several hours
- Darker skin types are more difficult to treat requiring more sessions of a lower power intensity.
- Texture problems such as acne scarring are best addressed with a fractional laser resurfacing technique
- All patients are treated by a Cosmetic Doctor of over 12 years experience to customise your protocol
Kiora uses a wide range of advanced TGA-approved Cosmetic Lasers designed to repair and reverse the damage inflicted by sun exposure or age. Green Wavelength 512nm KTP lasers enables us to dramatically improve skin tone and colour - resulting in an even, healthy looking skin. Collagen Lasers can target the deep collagen layers of the skin to encourage new collagen growth and skin tightening, whilst other lasers can target the small broken capillaries and areas of rosacea, A treatment plan involving a combination of Cosmetic Lasers can be personalised for your skin type. If you would like to discuss a treatment plan, please feel free to book an obligation free appointment with our full time Cosmetic Doctors.
Small broken capillaries are more prominent on people with very fair skin who have had excessive exposure to sunlight. These small vessels are easily targetted with a 540nm Intense Pulse Light pulse designed to slowly heat up the red blood cells inside the capillary and coagulate the blood vessel. This destroys the offending capillary and can give a greatly improved appearance to the skin. Areas such as the face, decolletage and legs are commonly treated for capillaries.
Freckling, the brown spots that occur on the face with excessive sunlight exposure, are best treated with a short pulse 540nm Intense Pulse Light pulse of short duration. The aim is to quickly heat up the superficial melanin (pigment) of the skin and destroy it. This technique can give remarkable results especially in the ideal patient of very fair skin type.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Downtime can vary widely for our cosmetic laser treatments and can range from 3-14 days before the patient makes a full recovery. In general, patients with greater skin damage get longer downtime. Those with a lot of freckles need a couple of extra days of work whilst those with mild sun damage often only need the weekend to recover. To minimise your downtime strict avoidance of sunlight both before and after the treatment is mandatory.
Cosmetic lasers even up the complexion and colours of your skin. A skin that has a beautiful even complexion is perceived to have superior hydration, firmness and tightness. Cosmetic lasers in combination with a range of skin care products and facials can greatly help people with sensitive dry skin types.
This is best treated with our advanced fractional laser resurfacing techniques. Our fractional Erbium-yag laser allows the skin to be safely and gently resurfaced to improve the appearance of flat scarring by about 60-75%. It is ideal for people whose acne has resolved and who want to repair the damage done.
Cosmetic Skin Lasers rely on the principle of selective absorption. Different structures in the skin will preferentially absorb a specific wavelengths of light whilst leaving other structures untouched, Thus a light tuned to a peak wavelength of 650nm (red light) will destroy hair follicles whilst a light tuned to the peak 540nm wavelength (green light) will preferentially heat up and destroy the haemoglobin in small blood vessels thus eliminating small spider veins and spider naevi.
CREATING A HEALTHY, VIBRANT SKIN
Kiora uses a wide range of advanced FDA-approved Cosmetic Skin Lasers designed to repair and reverse the damage inflicted by sun exposure or age. Green Wavelength Intense Pulse Light technology (IPL) enables us to dramatically improve skin tone and colour - resulting in an even, healthy looking skin. Collagen Lasers can target the deep collagen layers of the skin to encourage new collagen growth and skin tightening, whilst other lasers can target the small broken capillaries and areas of rosacea, A treatment plan involving a combination of Cosmetic Skin Lasers can be personalised for your skin type. If you would like to discuss a treatment plan, please feel free to book a consultation with one of our full time Cosmetic Doctors.