Laser Anti Aging
Laser Anti Aging Sydney

Laser Rejuvenation

What is laser rejuvenation? 

Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

Laser rejuvenation, or fractional C02 skin resurfacing is a treatment designed to significantly improve a range of skin imperfections from enlarged pores through to wrinkles, acne and acne scarring. 

It also has a skin tightening effect that helps to eliminate sagging skin, enhance skin tone and boost skin elasticity. 

Treatments are typically 45 minutes.

The laser removes the skin layer by layer with precision and the new skin cells that form during that healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking skin surface. 

 

What are your treatments for laser rejuvenation? 

At Aurora Dermatology we are delighted to announce the recent instalment of the SmartXide Punto CO2 laser, brings together 30 years of dermatology expertise and aesthetic medicine.

Many patients will experience dramatic results in just one session and this laser allows doctors to: 

  • Treat acne scarring 
  • Treat wrinkles 
  • Treat sun damage 
  • Help reduce aging 
  • Improve skin texture 
  • Assist with skin sagging 
  • Help reduce pore size 
  • Improve burn scars 
  • Reduce Cesarean section scars 
  • Reduce surgery scars 

The Punto laser achieves performance “never attained before in dermatological practice”, according to its manufacturers. 

And can deliver powerful results without traditionally harsh side effects. 

What is the post-op protocol for laser treatment?

Post-Treatment Instructions 

After C02 laser treatment for rejuvenation, acne scarring or other skin conditions it can take up to 10 days for your skin to heal and there may be some redness for several weeks before it disappears.

Our state-of-the-art laser however uses “dot therapy” which means the downtime with that red raw look is significantly shorter, generally only 3 to four days. 

 

Before your procedure please purchase

Thermal Skin Spray

This takes the heat out of the skin after the procedure. This costs about $21-$25, try LA Roche Posay Thermal Spring water or Avene. 

 

Moisturiser 

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 ($29.99 for 40mls on Amazon)

– Other cost effective options include QV ($19.95 for 500g) or Cetaphil ($15 for a 500ml tub)

– Propaira Facial Moisturiser Prebiotic rich cream($39.95 for a 50 ml) is another option.  – Use moisturisers that do not contain any retinol or glycolic acid. 

 

Vaseline 

  • A tub of vaseline is also useful for any small scabs that will enhance removal.  

 

50 SPF  sunscreen

  • This must be applied immediately after your treatment and whenever you go outside for three weeks. 
  • Any sunscreen is ideal, options include non-oily SPF La Roches Anthelios Tinted Fluid Facial Sunscreen ($28-33), or The Cancer Council Sunscreen Sensitive 200mls is a cost effective option at about $19.95. Apply sunscreen after moisturiser.

 

Paracetamol 

–  Use for any pain. Do not use Aspirin or Neurofen which can increase swelling

 

Face masks 

– Use a clean face mask to disguise redness but change every time you take it off unless placed in a plastic bag. 

– Always take off the mask by the string so you are not contaminating the front of the mask. 

 

You may also need: 

 

Anti-herpes anti-viral medication

 – Not everyone will need this. 

– However Dr Parisa will prescribe this on the day if you have a previous history of cold sores and should you notice any tingling or itching of the lips this should be taken for three days. 

– If you are prone to cold sores ensure you have this on hand before the procedure as it is most effective taken at the onset of symptoms. 

 

Antihistamines (fexofanodine). 

  • If you have itching please contact us .1 adult dose can be taken every 12 hours if needed.This is about $10.99 for a pack of 10. Severe redness is more likely if you have typically had sensitive skin issues before.  

 

When you get home….

Day 1 

  • Apply cold packs for discomfort. Ensure you wash your hands first. 
  • Expect swelling. It is common to have some significant swelling of the cheeks and eyes, and this may take 6-8 hours to develop. 
  • If swelling is severe you may need prednisone, so please call our rooms.

  

Day 2 and 3 

  • Continue your moisturizer and sunscreen every 3  to 4 hours. Keep your skin clean.

 

Day 4 and 7 

  • Skin starts to peel off
  • It is important to not pick the scab /crust. 
  • Apply the La Roche Sensitive Skin Trial Kit our team gave you during your treatment. 
  • Please do not use any cream containing lactic acid or glycolic acid. 

 

You can apply make up after 10-14 days

  • Try to minimise time to just a few minutes a day in the sun for the first 4 weeks.
  • Always apply sunscreen (1 teaspoon for the face) and repeat it every 3 hours.
  • Always wear hat, sunglasses and a face mask. 
  • Do not use peeling or scrubs for the first 4 weeks

 

Contraindications 

Laser is not suitable for  

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • People with tendency to keloid scar
  • People with seizures taht are provoke by light 
  • People with lupus 
  • If you have any other conditions ask our team about them.