Pigmentation

Pigmentation

Skin Pigmentation and Freckle elimination

How it works :

Laser treatments can result in reabsorption of pigment  leaving the skin blemish free . Light energy is absorbed by pigmented cells and destroyed. The pigment is released and absorbed by the body.

Fraxel Er  Yag laser can be used for more minor pigmentation. For darker skin types and more substantial pigmentation  Q switched Nd Yag laser can be used.

Effects :

Areas commonly treated include – face, decolletage and hands resulting in a blemish free even skin tone.

Side Effects :

Darker skin types can result in hyperpigmentation from laser treatments. Redness, local irritation and minor burning can occur.  The area usually becomes darker over 3-5 days and subsequently there is minor skin peeling. The skin lightening effects take place over 2-3 weeks. 2-3 sessions are usually required. Rarely hypertrophic scarring can occur.

Costs :

This is dependant on the size of the area treated and the extent of the pigmentation. Cost per session $100-600. 2-4 sessions may be required.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

Future plansFuture plans

Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.

TrainingTraining

Training

Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic surgery and medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.