What is Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation?
Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation is a combined laser treatment to refresh your skin and treat skin conditions such as:
- Broken capillaries
- Spider veins/thread veins
- Age spots/sun spots
- Large pores
- Pigmentation variances
How does it work?
Laser light is absorbed by pigmented areas where it is converted to heat, causing a break-up in the pigment. In broken capillaries and spider veins, the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the blood and collapses the unwanted vein. For wrinkles and skin toning, the laser stimulates collagen growth. ESR is a completely personalised package, so our senior nurse will examine your skin and recommend the best laser treatment for you.
When will you see results?
The effects are cumulative. After the first treatment you will see improvements to broken capillaries, small facial veins and some pigmented areas within a few days. Other improvements such as wrinkle reduction and toning will be more subtle and may take one to three months. Friends may say that you look more rested. With each subsequent treatment, subtle changes will accumulate until you have achieved the improvement you desire.
WHO IS THE TREATMENT SUITABLE FOR?
Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation is suitable for anyone, except women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
ESR takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Your ESR session is usually carried out by Pauline, our Senior Nurse, who specialises in skin conditions and the use of lasers. Pauline will move the lasers over the treatment area during your session, which may feel slightly uncomfortable but should not hurt.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OR RISKS?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness, swelling and/or a slight darkening of pigmented areas. The redness and swelling usually dissapear within one to three days. Darkened pigmentation may persist and peel lightly for up to one week. Additionally, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment.
Avoid using products such as Ginkgo Biloba before this treatment - it thins blood and can lead to unusual bleeding and bruising. Simlarly, avoid St John’s Wort, which can cause excessive sensitivity to sunlight.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I TYPICALLY EXPECT?
A series of three to six treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, is our standard recommendation for ESR. However, after the first treatment you will see improvements to the pigmented area within a few days. With each subsequent treatment, subtle changes will accumulate until you have achieved the improvement you desire. Occasionally, more treatments may be needed and periodic occasional maintenance treatments may be prescribed for optimal, lasting results.
Makeup can be applied to the treated area immediately, if necessary. It is extremely important to apply a moisturizer with SPF25 sun block and avoid sun exposure on a daily basis to prevent additional sun damage.