What are Laser Treatments & Phototherapy?
Laser is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation” they work by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on certain skin conditions (e.g sun spots) will create heat and treat the problem via destruction (e.g. removing the sun spots). There are many different wavelengths (or colours) of lasers because each wavelength treats different things. For the purpose of this exercise we shall split the lasers into 4 categories: ablative laser, non-ablative lasers, fractional lasers and non-lasers.
The laser cost starts from RM 500.
Focus on the outer layer of the skin by creating micro wounds on the surface.
Pass safely through the outer layer of the skin by penetrating the tissue lying beneath. They can treat skin issues without damaging the surface of your skin, non-ablative lasers are considered an improvement as they require less recovery time.
Fractional laser beams are split into hundreds of tiny beams (a bunch of dots) instead of a solid beam. When fractional laser penetrates the skin, it penetrates in a scattered way, treating some skin while leaving skin in between alone. The spread-out dosage means that you receive the same benefits minus the downtime. Fractional lasers can be either ablative or non-ablative.
Pretty much everything else, devices such as Radiofrequency (RF), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Infrared, and Ultrasound fall into this category.
Pico laser got its name from the SI unit measurement, pico. The pico unit is rather unheard of as it is really so minute, unlike the mili, micro and nano units which are much more common. To give you an idea of how really tiny the unit measurement is, a picosecond is one trillionth the speed of a second! This definitely gives you an idea of how fast the laser is. Pico lasers deliver laser shots (“pulses”) that are short, fast and high-powered. When the pulses are short and fast, more laser shots can be delivered to the treatment area and hence, the skin problem can be resolved quicker.
A carbon dioxide laser is very strong and can cut into or vaporize skin tissue. A continuous wave of carbon dioxide laser is not as favourable anymore to treat facial skin conditions because of the long downtime. Instead of CO2 Laser used on skin today are fractional carbon dioxide lasers. CO2 lasers are mostly used for removing moles nowadays.
Skin freckles, also known as brown spots or hyper pigmentation, are caused by sun exposure, ageing, stress, hormonal imbalance and the use of certain contraceptives. Freckles happen when the skin produces excessive amounts of melanin, a natural darkening substance, to protect the skin from solar damage.
Using light energy, the Revlite Pigment Laser shatters the excess melanin pigments and lightens the affected areas to create a complexion that is clear, clean and bright.
The Revlite laser treatment by our experienced specialists here in Kuala Lumpur emits laser light in very short flashes called pulses to treat pigmentations on the face. Depending on the darkness or age of the blemishes it may require more than one treatment to remove stubborn pigmentation or freckles. At Beverly Wilshire our expert aestheticians will help you achieve beautiful facial skin, returning it to its natural smooth colouring and texture.
Fraxel is from a family of three cosmetic lasers made by a company called Solta. All three lasers in the Fraxel family use fractional photothermolysis to treat certain skin conditions.There are two non-ablative Fraxel lasers and one ablative laser. The two non-ablative lasers are Fraxel re:fine (used for skin rejuvenation and minimizing fine facial lines, and Fraxel re:store (used for skin resurfacing, treating photodamaged and reducing the appearance of acne scars). The ablative laser is Fraxel re:pair, which uses CO2 laser to treat skin pigmentation and deeper facial wrinkles.
The fast, powerful and versatile laser in the market, the Gentle YAG is a technologically-advanced non-ablative laser that comes with FDA accreditation and is certified safe for all skin types. It offers unmatched treatment capabilities in permanent hair reduction, facial veins and skin tightening. While the surface of the skin remains unaffected, the dermis part is stimulated to produce collagen and other cell-building proteins. Gentle yet powerful, the Gentle YAG has the added advantage of a patented dynamic cooling device (DCD) for added comfort.
VBeam® is a Pulse Dye laser that delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessles or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, colour and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
This treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infacts and young children.
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynmic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together. the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with a minimal side effects.
Using the same platform as Omnilux™ Revive and Omnilux™ Blue, Omnilux™ Plus utilises the same core technology. Omnilux™ Plus is based on a matrix of infrared LEDS that provides narrowband 830nm light. It enhances DNA synthesis and cell regeneration. This therapy is ideal for skin rejuvenation and wound healing combined with Omnilux™ Revive, especially after laser and surgery. The end result? Faster healing, softer, healthier skin.