Skin Rejuvenation, Vascular & Pigmentation Treatments

SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENTS

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VASCULAR TREATMENT

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PIGMENTATION REMOVAL

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VASCULAR TREATMENT

Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.  These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.  Although facial veins / spider veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them.

Facial veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and the extremes of temperature.  The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins.  Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or as a part of a skin condition called rosacea.

Facial vessels are effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) or laser with minimal downtime or risk in just a few quick, easy treatments.

Treatment is suitable for you if you want to: before2

  • Reduce overall facial redness and reduce blushing
  • Be rid of embarrassing broken veins or red spots
  • Have clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin
  • Suitable for face, neck and chest

Common Questions

How are thread veins treated?
Both Intense Pulse Light and laser systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed.  Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.  For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel.  The light is then pulsed over the entire area to be treated.  The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.  A similar process is carried out for laser treatment except the chilled gel is not required.  During the treatment, protective eyewear will be worn.

How many treatments are necessary?
Typically three to four treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session.  For general redness and rosacea five or more treatments may be required.  Repeat sessions are spaced every four to six weeks.

How long does each treatment take?
Treatment is relatively quick and can be just 10 minutes for a single lesion or up to 45 minutes for a full face.

How long do the results last?
Immediately after treatment some thread veins will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible.  With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur.  However, once you have a tendency to facial redness you always will so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary.  Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though as results are long-lasting.  To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen such as ‘Radical Defence’ to protect the skin from damage.

What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick.  Sensations vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.

Why choose us?
The Lynton Lumina has high calibre equipment to complete the task.  More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.

PIGMENTATION REMOVAL

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds.  From the age of about 40 the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure and age spots start to appear.  Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance.  Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulse Light.

Not all pigmentation concerns are as a result of sun exposure and some people are born with pigmented birthmarks or may have melasma, a skin pigmentation condition often associated with pregnancy or hormones.  Birthmarks can often be treated with a Q-Switch Laser.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light skin rejuvenation and pigment removal treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure.  Age spots and freckles can be lightened or removed in as little as one to three treatment sessions.  The light targets areas of excess pigment safely breaking down the excess melanin.  The sun spots or freckles darken in the first few days after treatment and then the excess melanin sheds naturally away.

Treatment is suitable for you if:before4

  • You want a more even skin tone
  • You want to reduce areas of excess freckling
  • You want to target a specific age spot

Common Questions

How does Intense Pulse Light Work?
The Intense Pulse Light System releases short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots.  The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and eradicates the melanin-rich cells.

Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals.  However, large, raised and dark pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be assessed by our Medical Advisor.  Dark moles should not be treated nor would we advise IPL for melasma, this would be better suited to fractional laser.

What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards.

What will I look like after treatment?
The skin may be slightly red and the pigment marks will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade away.

Are there any side effects?
Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days.  Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin can occur.

Why choose us?
The Lynton Lumina has high caliber equipment to complete the task.  More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.

SKIN REJUVENTATION TREATMENTS

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How does the treatment work?

Precisely controlled short pulses of light are released that target dis-colouration (brown and red lesions) to create a more youthful, even complexion. In addition, this light results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells, leading to increased production of new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture of the skin, evening out lumps and bumps whilst reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If an Nd:YAG laser is used the skin will also become firmer, tighter and the appearance of scarring can be reduced.

How is the treatment carried out?

Upon consultation a treatment procedure will be tailored specifically to you. The process will include a light applicator that is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The hand piece is then moved to the neighboring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Yes, treatment is suitable for most people. We recommend a full consultation to ascertain your suitability and to allow the treatment to be tailored to your needs.
How does the treatment feel?

Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required and most people describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable, not unlike a quick pin prick and warm feeling.

Are there any side effects?

The skin may be quite red and slightly swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely a small blister may form and there can be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. However, most people experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal
after treatment. A cooling pack is applied after treatment to calm the skin. You may see a darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to a more even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is produced within the dermis.

How many treatments are necessary?
Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks and 6 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required, but typically once or twice a year.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatment times can vary but typically between 20-45 minutes

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.


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