To remove or destroy skin and or damaged tissue in laser resurfacing.
A skin condition caused primarily by genetics and hormones unique to the individual. Acne can be made worse by poor diet and external factors and present as blocked pores (milia) and inflammation leading to pimples, cysts and scarring.
A surgical method of removing excess abdominal skin, fat and tightening abdominal muscles.
is a dual fraxelated laser with both a 1440nm and 1320nm wavelength. Similar to the Fraxel 1550nm.
AHA’s are commonly used in skin care ranges and chemical peels. Primarily AHA’s are used to gently exfoliate dead skin cells from the skins surface, enhancing its texture. Minimal collagen production is also gained. AHAs include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and malic acid, which are derived from sugar cane, milk, and pears respectively.
The active growing phase of a hair follicle
Beta-hydroxy acid (Salicylic acid ) has a similar chemical structure to aspirin. As it is oil soluble it is suitable for acne-prone or oily skin. It is often used in skin care products and chemical peels.
A surgical procedure for either the ‘upper or lower eyelids’ that rejuvenates the area by the removal of either excess skin or fat to give a more youthful appearance.
Trademark name for muscle relaxant/anti-wrinkle injection made by Allergan. Actual name abbreviated because of TGA regulations.
A laser which can be used to fully or partially resurface the skin to reduce the signs of wrinkles, scarring and sun damage. (Fractional Resurfacing CO2 – treating as deeply by only a 1/3 of the skin at one time for a faster recovery).
A treatment of skin exfoliation at varying degrees to enhance the skins texture, tone and clarity.
A 1320nm laser which stimulates collagen production, skin firming and reduces excessive sebum ‘oil’ production is the skin. Ideal for skin rejuvenation of fine lines and acne scarring.
Comes in many brands and consistency to efficiently lift, plump or enhance areas of the face primarily eg lips, cheeks, temples or scars.
A unique treatment using an erbium laser which emits a 2940 nm wavelength at a controlled level enabling precise exfoliation of a very fine layer of facial skin. Ideal for fine lines, mild acne scarring and pigmentation.
Fat and to varying degrees ‘stem cells’ are harvested from areas of abundance in the body and transferred to areas of depletion usually in the face. eg cheeks, temples.
A laser treatment that targets tiny columns of damaged skin and can penetrate deeper than ‘full ablation’ by CO2nm. Usually requires 2-3 treatments.
A 1927nm and 1550nm wavelength laser.
The 1927nm is a new and unique wavelength that reduces even the palest of pigmentation and freckles. Both the 1927nm & 1550nm have FDA approval for wrinkle, age/ sun and brown spots, acne & surgical scars and light skin resurfacing.
Also known as Nd:YAG, the laser is used for the removal of vascular lesions such as ‘spider veins’ to the face, vascular birthmarks, back ground flushing, pigmentation removal and hair removal in dark skin. The laser has two wavelengths 532nm and 1064nm for greater efficacy.
Glycolic acid (or hydroxyacetic acid) is the smallest α-hydroxy acid (AHA). It is used in various skin-care products. Glycolic acid is found in some sugar-crops.
Also spelt gynecomastia, is common in males whereby female glandular or breast tissue grows in the male chest.
Excessive sweating experienced in areas such as armpits, palms of hands, feet and face.
Excessive pigmentation usually in patches. Can be caused by hormonal changes, scarring and sun damage.
A loss of colour / pigment in areas of the skin.
A device used for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
A method of permanent / semi permanent hair removal with laser, dependant on the colour of hair and skin.
A soy bean product – trademark name for phosphatidylcholine used to dissolve fatty deposits in the body.;
A surgical method of removing pockets of fat within areas of the body that is difficult to remove for normal means.
A Q-Switched laser (short pulses) comprising of two wavelengths – 1064nm and 532nm that can be used for the removal of pigmentation, tattoos, skin rejuvenation and fine hair.
A hormonal form of pigmentation, usually occuring as brown patches on the cheeks, upper lip and forehead.
An efficient laser treatment with minimal recovery time that penetrates deeper and gives better results than ‘diamond crystal’ means. Works by gently removing the top layer of skin and warming the dermis to both smooth the skin and stimulate collagen renewal within the dermis.
A type of laser – Medlite and Gemini are both examples of Nd:YAG lasers.
A treatment used to restore sun damaged skin, early skin cancers & improve acne with the use of aminolevulanic acid (ALA) by its chemical reaction with a specific light source.
Known also as Portrait – used extensively to rejuvenate the skin for its skin tightening and reduction of pigmentation results. Plasma energy remodels collagen beneath the surface to also treat wrinkles and sun damage skin.
A congenital vascular malformation / birthmark consisting of superficial and deep dilated capillaries in the skin which produces a reddish to purplish discolouration of the skin.
A type of laser that emits very short pulses with the use of a q-switch eg RevLite.
Are classes of chemical compounds related to vitamin A. Retinoids are used in medicine, primarily due to the way they regulate epithelial cell growth and can improve the skins appearance. Suitable for acne and anti-ageing.
The RevLite is the next generation of Q-switch ND: Yag laser technology. It is a multi-purpose, multi-wavelength aesthetic medical laser that offers maximum power and versatility for a broad range of indications on all skin types, suchas reducing pigment, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation.
A condition of very marked overgrowth (hyperplasia) of the sebaceous glands of the nose, commonly associated with a skin disease Rosacea.
A chronic (long-term) skin condition that causes redness, swelling and blush / flush easily. Over a long period of time, skin can often progress to persistent redness, pimples and visible blood vessels in the centre of the face that can eventually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.
A brand of laser that emits a 694nm wavelength that is ruby in colour and used for the removal of pigment from the skin.
An injectable treatment using Aethoxyskerol which closes down vessels usually in the legs.
A treatment that uses a surgical roller with multiple small needles to cause controlled injury to the skin to rejuvenate wrinkles and acne scarring.
A radiofrequency device – ThermaCool that delivers a special form of radiofrequency (RF) causing the skin and underlying tissue to tighten. Wrinkles may also appear smoother.
Usually performed for the treatment of Actinic cheilitis, a premalignant condition of the lower lip. A laser vaporization the skin of the lip / the vermilion, thereby removing the damage skin.
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