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A commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary if you are going in for the laser treatment. It is mandatory requirement that you use SUN BLOCK & NOT SUN SCREEN. Using a sun block and staying out of sun enhances your treatment results and limits the risk of unwanted side effects. Do not use any form of self -tan atleast two weeks prior to each treatment, do not wax, thread or pluck during treatments and avoid exercise for about 24 hrs after treatment. Avoid asprin 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Keep the treated area cool after the hair removal and apply POST LASER ALOE GEL Avoid hot showers, avoid using AHA products over the treated area until any redness is completely gone, do not shave over the treated area for atleast one week, apply a sun block during all periods of sun exposer. Care should be taken for 1 week following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers.
A commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary if you are going in for laser treatment. It is a mandatory requirement that you use Sun BLOCK & not Sun SCREEN. Using a sunblock and staying out of the sun enhances your treatment results and limits the risk of unwanted side effects. Do not use any form of self -tan at least two weeks prior to each treatment, do not wax, thread or pluck during treatments, and avoid exercise for about 24 hrs after treatment. Avoid aspirin 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Keep the treated area cool after the hair removal and apply POST LASER ALOE GEL Avoid hot showers, avoid using AHA products over the treated area until any redness is completely gone, do not shave over the treated area for at least one week, apply a sunblock during all periods of sun exposure. Care should be taken for 1 week following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers.
Laser is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in areas such as the removal of unwanted hair, skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, leg veins and the treatment of acne. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Syneron CANDELA Laser feature a patented skin-cooling device for even greater patient comfort and safety – and better results.
Yes it is safe.
In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes in the skin colour. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.
Hair grows in cycles. Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair colour, type,body area and skin tone,
During treatment, you will feel a mild prickly sensation and the treated area becomes warm as energy enters the skin. After treatment, the skin appears pink or red for some time.
The treatment is well tolerated and no significant side effects have been reported in most skin types.
You may continue with your daily routine immediately after the treatment, however, the area will show small red dots which will gradually fade. A high factor sunscreen (at least 30 SPF ) should be applied to protect the treated area during the entire course of treatment and for at least one month after.
The cost of your stretch marks treatment will depend on many factors. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for stretch marks treatment, alternatively, you can book a FREE STRETCH MARK CONSULTATION to get personalised information.
Usually, 4 to 6 treatments are required spaced at 4 weeks each, depending on the results.
Under the lower, to medium settings, the feeling is similar to very light pinpricks on the skin. Over the counter, anesthetic cream will be applied to reduce the discomfort under the highest setting. Sublative Fix is much comfortable compared to other FRACTIONAL treatments.
To get the best results treatment should be done once every month for the full course ( usually 4 to 6 treatments) than a follow-up treatment every six months as maintenance. The monthly period between treatments allows your body to develop more collagen and elastin in the epidermal and dermal skin layer.
There is NO DOWNTIME with Sublative Fix. The skin will have very tiny pinhole like marks where the treatment occurred. The skin will have redness similar to mild sunburn. This redness calms down within 24 hours and small marks can be easily covered up with a tinted moisturizer. You can return to work the same day and return to active exercise the next day.
The sensation you will feel is skin heating up in the localized area. There is a Tingling sensation but you don’t feel any pain. The applicator has a cooling tip that keeps the skin comfortable during treatment.
You need 4 to 6 treatments spaced out 4 weeks apart. You need follow up treatment every 6 months.
There is NO DOWNTIME with Sublime Lift. Your skin will have mild redness & slight swelling. This is the desired result. The redness and swelling subside within 12 hours.