Frequently Asked Questions
  • WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A LASER SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT?

    Our laser practitioners will perform an initial consultation to assess your suitability for laser treatment. During treatment you will be lying down and you will wear protective eye shields. The treatment will take approximately 20 minutes. The laser will pass quickly back and forth over the area being treated applying pulses of low energy slowly heating the layers of the skin. The slow increase of heat makes this treatment very comfortable and is often described as warm and soothing.

  • HOW DO I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?

    You should avoid skin irritation or intentional tanning. Avoiding the sun for 2-4 weeks before treatment is recommended. Tanning creams and spray tans should also be avoided.  Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible pigmentation changes so we cannot treat you while you have a tan. Vitamin A creams and serums should be discontinued 1 week before treatment. If you are prone to cold sores and are having the lip area treated your practitioner may recommend prophylactic treatment with antiviral medication.

  • HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

    A series of 3-4 treatments, approximately 2- 4 weeks apart is generally recommended for optimal results. However depending on individual skin concerns and conditions more treatments may be required. There is no limit to the amount of treatments and many choose to continue regular treatments to maintain the health of their skin and for ongoing anti-ageing maintenance.

  • WHAT AFTERCARE IS REQUIRED POST TREATMENT?

    After laser therapy, it is strongly recommended that you avoid the sun completely. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30+. If you are experiencing discomfort ice may be applied. We recommend Medik8 Hydr8 B5 serum or Ultimate Recovery Intense Cream for hydration and soothing post treatment.

  • WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF SKIN REJUVENATION?

    There is a possibility of short-term side effects such as redness, mild burning, temporary bruising, swelling and temporary discolouration of the skin. In very rare cases there may be blistering, scarring and permanent discolouration. Aftercare is recommended and will be explained and tailored to your skins condition. SPF 30+ must be worn and you must avoid excess sun exposure.

  • WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT?

    Your skin will be slightly pink and some warmth will be felt in your skin for the next few hours. People often notice an immediate glow to the skin post treatment. If you have sensitive skin you may be slightly red for up to 24-48 hours. There may be mild swelling for up to 2 hours post treatment, however occasionally this can last longer. The treated area will feel like sunburn for a few hours afterwards. Mineral Makeup can be applied to disguise any redness. You will be provided with ice to cool the area if required but this is generally not needed.

  • WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS & HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

    Some clients may see changes soon after treatment however most start seeing results within 3-9 weeks after their first treatment. The laser is working to stimulate collagen deep within the skin and this takes time. Results can vary with individual factors such as skin type, sun exposure and general health. The longevity of results can vary however most experienced sustained results for 6-12 months and this longevity can be extended with cosmeceutical skincare and appropriate sun protection and looking after your general health.

  • LASER TREATMENT IS NOT SUITABLE IF YOU…

    Are pregnant or breastfeeding
    Have taken a drug called Roaccutane in the past 12 months
    Have a history of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
    Have fake tan applied within the past 2 weeks
    Are taking medications or have a medical condition that causes increased sensitivity to light
    Have a pacemaker or internal defibrillator
    Have tattoos or permanent makeup in the treatment area
    Have an active infection at the site of treatment
    Have active cold sores at time of treatment
    Have excessively tanned skin from the sun
    Have an impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases or medications
    Are taking strong blood thinning medications
    Have metal or other implants in the treatment area
    Have a disease which may be stimulated by light such as Epilepsy, Pyphoria and Systemic Lupus Erythematous

*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.