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Laser and Light

At Skin Renewal, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of advanced laser and light treatments tailored to meet your skin's unique needs. From rejuvenating ageing skin to correcting pigmentation issues, our treatments harness cutting-edge medical technology to deliver remarkable results. Explore our diverse options and understand why Skin Renewal is the preferred choice for skin rejuvenation in South Africa.
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Laser and Light Treatments at Skin Renewal

Laser and Light at a glance

  • Best Results
    Best Results

    6-8 Treatments

  • Anaesthetic
    Anaesthetic

    None

  • Duration
    Duration of Results

    6-12 Months (after course is completed)

  • Procedure Time
    Procedure Time

    30-60 Min

  • Treatment Recovery
    Treatment Recovery

    2-3 Days

  • Skin Specialist
    Skin Specialist

    Therapist

  • Risk Compliance
    Risks & Complications

    Low

  • Back to Work
    Back To Work

    Same Day

Laser Treatments Available at Skin Renewal:

Laser therapy offers numerous benefits for the skin, making it a popular choice for addressing various skin concerns. Here are some of the key advantages of laser skin resurfacing treatments:

Reduction of Blood Vessels and Enlarged Pores: Laser therapy with long pulsed ND:Yag, Laser Genesis or PicoToning can reduce the appearance of prominent blood vessels, broken capillaries, or spider veins and minimise the size of enlarged pores, resulting in smoother and more even skin.

How Our Laser Treatments Compare:

At Skin Renewal, we offer a variety of laser treatments to address different skin concerns. While each treatment has its unique benefits, they all share the ability to promote collagen production, improve skin texture, and address skin discolouration. Compared to other laser treatments not offered at our clinic, our range of options ensures we can tailor a treatment plan to meet each patient's specific needs and goals.

Light Treatments Available at Skin Renewal:

Light therapies like Limelight Titan and PDT offer various benefits for the skin, making them popular choices for addressing a range of skin concerns. Here are some key benefits of using light therapy on the skin:

At Skin Renewal, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective skin rejuvenation treatments. Our range of laser and light treatments offers numerous benefits for the skin, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to addressing pigmentation issues and promoting collagen production. By providing various options, we can ensure that each patient receives a personalised treatment plan through our doctor-led approach that meets their unique needs and goals.

Treatment Type

Treatment Name

Description

Key Benefits

Laser Treatments

Laser Genesis

Non-invasive therapy that promotes skin vitality.

Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores; stimulates collagen production.

ND:YAG Skin Tightening

Uses laser technology to enhance skin elasticity and firmness without surgery.

Firms sagging skin; improves skin texture; minimal downtime.

PicoToning

Targets unwanted pigmentation using advanced laser technology.

Achieves a balanced skin tone; enhances complexion clarity and radiance.

Pico Fractional

Advanced laser technology creating microchannels to trigger natural healing.

Treats acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles; boosts collagen production.

Pearl & Pearl Fractional

Dual laser treatment for resurfacing skin and addressing deeper skin concerns.

Minimizes wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation; comprehensive skin renewal.

CO2 Laser

Powerful skin resurfacing tool for deeper wrinkles and severe textural issues.

Enhances skin smoothness; significantly transformative results.

KTP Laser

Laser treatment targeting vascular skin conditions.

Reduces redness, rosacea, and spider veins; improves skin tone.

Light Treatments

Limelight™

Light-based treatment customisable to skin tones and conditions, ideal for skin redness and sun damage.

Tailored treatment; exceptional results with minimal discomfort.

Prowave

Delivers high-speed light pulses effective in hair removal and treating various skin types.

Quick and painless; treats large areas efficiently.

Acutip

Targets pigmented and vascular lesions with precision.

Ideal for specific concerns like sun spots and visible veins; minimal impact on surrounding skin.

PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)

Uses light-sensitive compounds activated by light for treating acne and sun-damaged skin.

Effective for acne treatment and sun damage; dual approach to skin rejuvenation.

Titan®

Titan® utilises a pulsed broadband infrared light source to tighten lax skin.

Effective for sagging skin particularly in areas such as the mid-face and jowls.

frequently asked
questions

Are laser and light treatments available at all Skin Renewal Clinics?
What is the difference between laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal?

Laser treatments use focused light to target deeper skin issues and are generally more intense, suitable for skin resurfacing, pigmentation, and deep-set wrinkles. Light treatments, such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), are gentler and used for surface-level skin concerns like redness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Both treatments are effective for skin rejuvenation depending on the specific skin condition and desired outcome.

How long does a typical laser or light treatment session last?

Treatment times can vary depending on the area being treated and the specific technology used. Generally, laser treatments might take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, while light treatments typically last between 15 to 30 minutes. Your aesthetic doctor will provide a more accurate time estimate during your consultation.


Are laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during laser and light treatments. Some treatments, like the LightSheer or Limelight, are designed to be relatively painless. Sensations can vary based on the treatment's intensity and the individual's pain tolerance, but all efforts are made to ensure a comfortable experience.

Ablative laser treatments, such as the CO2 laser, may involve some discomfort. To ensure maximum comfort, we apply a topical anaesthetic before the procedure begins.

What can one expect in terms of recovery after undergoing a laser or light treatment?

Recovery varies by treatment type. Non-ablative treatments typically have little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to daily activities immediately. Ablative treatments, like CO2 laser resurfacing, may require a few days of downtime. Your specialist will provide detailed aftercare instructions based on the specific treatment you receive.

How many sessions will I need to see visible results from laser or light therapies?

The number of sessions required can vary depending on the treatment goals, the area being treated, and individual skin conditions. Some patients see significant improvements after just one session, while others may need multiple sessions. Typically, treatments like PicoToning or ND:YAG skin tightening are conducted in a series for optimal results. Your treatment plan will be tailored during your initial consultation.

Are there any long-term side effects associated with laser and light treatments?

Laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal are generally safe and FDA-approved. Long-term side effects are rare but can include changes in skin pigmentation, scarring, or other skin textural changes. It's important to follow all pre and post-treatment care instructions and discuss any concerns with your skincare specialist to minimise risks.

How does post-care differ between a laser and a light treatment?

Laser Treatment Post-Care Instructions:

  • Skin Cooling: After laser treatment, it's common to use cold cloths, cold packs, or cooling gels immediately after treatment to help reduce swelling and discomfort caused by the more intense heat used.
  • Moisturisation: Specific post-laser creams should be applied regularly to help with healing, reduce excessive inflammation, and provide a moisture barrier.
  • Avoidance of Irritants: Due to increased skin sensitivity, post-laser care usually requires avoiding all potential irritants, such as soaps, any harsh makeup, perfumes, or any products containing alcohol or fragrances.
  • Sun Protection: Strict avoidance of sun exposure is crucial after laser treatments. Sun protection with a high SPF is mandatory, and covering treated areas to prevent any sun damage is often recommended because laser treatments can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays.
  • Physical Exfoliation: Avoid physical exfoliants for an extended period. Laser treatments can significantly thin the stratum corneum, making the skin very sensitive to mechanical abrasion.

Light Treatment Post-Care Instructions:

  • Mild Cooling: Cooling measures, such as cool cloths, are also applied after IPL treatments but can be less intense.
  • Light Moisturisation: Lighter moisturizers or specific post-procedure creams that are less heavy than those used post-laser are often sufficient to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Sun Protection: Sun avoidance and protection remain important, but the emphasis might be slightly less stringent than laser treatments, although a high SPF is still recommended.
  • Exfoliation: Physical exfoliation might be reintroduced sooner compared to post-laser care, depending on the skin's response and the specific type of light treatment.

Commonalities:

Both treatment types generally require:

  • Avoiding certain medications that might increase bleeding or sensitivity, like aspirin or certain supplements.
  • Notifications to the healthcare provider if any unusual side effects occur, such as excessive swelling, blistering, or signs of infection.
  • Sun protection & sun avoidance are of utmost importance after a Laser or Light treatment.
  • Ensuring the skin remains hydrated, protected and comfortable during the healing phase is vital.

These guidelines help ensure that the treated skin areas heal properly and that the treatment results are optimised while minimising potential side effects.

Frequently asked questions

Are laser and light treatments available at all Skin Renewal Clinics?
What is the difference between laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal?

Laser treatments use focused light to target deeper skin issues and are generally more intense, suitable for skin resurfacing, pigmentation, and deep-set wrinkles. Light treatments, such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), are gentler and used for surface-level skin concerns like redness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Both treatments are effective for skin rejuvenation depending on the specific skin condition and desired outcome.

How long does a typical laser or light treatment session last?

Treatment times can vary depending on the area being treated and the specific technology used. Generally, laser treatments might take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, while light treatments typically last between 15 to 30 minutes. Your aesthetic doctor will provide a more accurate time estimate during your consultation.


Are laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during laser and light treatments. Some treatments, like the LightSheer or Limelight, are designed to be relatively painless. Sensations can vary based on the treatment's intensity and the individual's pain tolerance, but all efforts are made to ensure a comfortable experience.

Ablative laser treatments, such as the CO2 laser, may involve some discomfort. To ensure maximum comfort, we apply a topical anaesthetic before the procedure begins.

What can one expect in terms of recovery after undergoing a laser or light treatment?

Recovery varies by treatment type. Non-ablative treatments typically have little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to daily activities immediately. Ablative treatments, like CO2 laser resurfacing, may require a few days of downtime. Your specialist will provide detailed aftercare instructions based on the specific treatment you receive.

How many sessions will I need to see visible results from laser or light therapies?

The number of sessions required can vary depending on the treatment goals, the area being treated, and individual skin conditions. Some patients see significant improvements after just one session, while others may need multiple sessions. Typically, treatments like PicoToning or ND:YAG skin tightening are conducted in a series for optimal results. Your treatment plan will be tailored during your initial consultation.

Are there any long-term side effects associated with laser and light treatments?

Laser and light treatments at Skin Renewal are generally safe and FDA-approved. Long-term side effects are rare but can include changes in skin pigmentation, scarring, or other skin textural changes. It's important to follow all pre and post-treatment care instructions and discuss any concerns with your skincare specialist to minimise risks.

How does post-care differ between a laser and a light treatment?

Laser Treatment Post-Care Instructions:

  • Skin Cooling: After laser treatment, it's common to use cold cloths, cold packs, or cooling gels immediately after treatment to help reduce swelling and discomfort caused by the more intense heat used.
  • Moisturisation: Specific post-laser creams should be applied regularly to help with healing, reduce excessive inflammation, and provide a moisture barrier.
  • Avoidance of Irritants: Due to increased skin sensitivity, post-laser care usually requires avoiding all potential irritants, such as soaps, any harsh makeup, perfumes, or any products containing alcohol or fragrances.
  • Sun Protection: Strict avoidance of sun exposure is crucial after laser treatments. Sun protection with a high SPF is mandatory, and covering treated areas to prevent any sun damage is often recommended because laser treatments can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays.
  • Physical Exfoliation: Avoid physical exfoliants for an extended period. Laser treatments can significantly thin the stratum corneum, making the skin very sensitive to mechanical abrasion.

Light Treatment Post-Care Instructions:

  • Mild Cooling: Cooling measures, such as cool cloths, are also applied after IPL treatments but can be less intense.
  • Light Moisturisation: Lighter moisturizers or specific post-procedure creams that are less heavy than those used post-laser are often sufficient to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Sun Protection: Sun avoidance and protection remain important, but the emphasis might be slightly less stringent than laser treatments, although a high SPF is still recommended.
  • Exfoliation: Physical exfoliation might be reintroduced sooner compared to post-laser care, depending on the skin's response and the specific type of light treatment.

Commonalities:

Both treatment types generally require:

  • Avoiding certain medications that might increase bleeding or sensitivity, like aspirin or certain supplements.
  • Notifications to the healthcare provider if any unusual side effects occur, such as excessive swelling, blistering, or signs of infection.
  • Sun protection & sun avoidance are of utmost importance after a Laser or Light treatment.
  • Ensuring the skin remains hydrated, protected and comfortable during the healing phase is vital.

These guidelines help ensure that the treated skin areas heal properly and that the treatment results are optimised while minimising potential side effects.

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