Skin Resurfacing

Skin-Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing and Skin Tightening

How if works :

3 types of laser are available for skin resurfacing and tightening.

ERBIUM YAG 2940 NM

This fraxel laser treats the superficial and medium depth  layers of the skin. The heating effect and minor trauma to the skin results in increased collagen and new skin formation. This results in tighter and more elastic skin, with reduced pigmentation. The down time is generally 2-5 days, with minor darkened “dots” which can be covered with make up. The procedure is relatively painless and most patients do not require any pain relief during the procedure. Generally 2-3 treatments are required.

ERBIUM GLASS 1440 NM

This fraxel laser is used to treat medium to deep layers of the skin and dermis. This results in skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. The down time is generally 1 day – with a moderate appearance of sunburn. 2-3 treatments are required. This laser is quite painful and topical anaesthesia , Nitrous gas or IV medication is used.

CO2 Laser 10400nm

This ultrapulse fraxel laser is used to treat multiple depths and results in much greater skin damage than the above lasers. The down time is 5-7 days and make up is generally unable to hide the effects. Each treatment is equivalent of 2-3 of the Erbium treatments. IV medication or Nitrous gas is used for pain relief.

Effects :

Skin resurfacing can produce a younger looking skin with less wrinkles, tighter skin and reduced blemishes. If can also be used to reduce or remove scarring.

Cost :

This is dependent on the area treated.

Erbium : Whole face – $400-600,  half face $200-300.  Decolletage $200-500 A minimum of 3 treatments is generally  required.  CO2 costs are approx double that of Erbium, but less treatments are 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.