Fraxel, or fractional Co2 laser resurfacing, is the biggest step forward in skin resurfacing in over 30 years; combining the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with state of the art technology to fractionate the laser beam to almost eradicate the unwanted effects of the traditional method.More about Fraxel Enquire Now
Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for fat loss. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue.More about Coolsculpting Enquire Now
Pellevé is the most recent in potent radiofrequency skin tightening devices that has swept across the US replacing old favourites like Thermage. Known as the magic wand, in a short course of economic treatments it will rejuvenate skin, improve fine wrinkles and many will see an improvement in facial shape and sagging skin. It can also be used at other sites such as the inner thighs, tummy and backs of the arms.More about Pelleve Enquire Now
Soprano Laser Hair Removal uses IN-MOTION technology which allows heat to gradually build up in the hair follicle until it is destroyed this then significantly reduces hair growth. By delivering the heat gradually and constantly this form of laser hair removal is virtually pain free for most patients.More about Soprano Enquire Now
What causes acne scarring? There are different kinds of acne scarring which can be textural and/or contour irregularities such as:
Ice pick scars are deep pitted scars with steep edges. Atrophic scars are pitted but have smooth borders and are not as deep. Hypertrophic scars, more common on the back and chest, are thick lumpy scars that sit above the surface of the skin.
Color changes in acne are more common than scarring and can resolve but may take years to completely disappear. Color changes come in three basic varieties: post inflammatory erythema (pink and purple patches at the site of acne lesions), post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown/black discoloration at the site of the acne lesion), and post inflammatory hypopigmentation (white marks at the site of a healed acne lesion). Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is very common in those with darker skin tones or in those who tan easily and can significantly worsen the appearance of acne.
What is the procedure for treatment of acne scarring? Acne scarring is permanent but can be treated. No treatment is 100% effective and the best result is improvement, not perfection. Treatment of scarring may require a combination of treatments. I achieve the best results by surgically excising the deepest scars if required and then using fractional CO2 laser resurfacing to treat all the remaining scars (Fraxel:Repair). Some shallow depressed hypotrophic scars may also require dermal fillers or subcision to finish off the result.
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