Scar Reduction

Scar-Reduction

Laser Scar Reduction

How if works :

A Fraxel  Erbium Yag,  Fraxel Erbium Glass and Fractionated CO2 laser can be used to for scar removal and  resurfacing of the skin  The Erbium glass laser  has deeper penetration of the skin with minimal damage to the superficial layers of the skin. The Erbium Yag laser treats the more superficial layers. The heating effect and minor trauma to the skin results in new skin and  increased collagen formation.

Effects :

Scar reduction and elimination. Skin resurfacing will also produce a younger looking skin with less wrinkles, tighter skin and reduced blemishes.

Side effects :

Some discomfort is felt with the procedure and topical an inhaled or intravenous analgesia can be used. There is usually redness and minor burning sensation for 1 day (Erbium glass ) and 1-4 days (Erbium yag)  5-7 days CO2 after which patients can return to work.

Cost :

This is dependent on the area treated.

Whole face – $400-600,  half face $200-300.  Decolletage $300-400 A minimum of 3 treatments are required for the Erbium treatments, co2 laser  usually require’s only one treatment. The cost is approx double that of the Erbium treatments.

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.