We shared this video from our colleagues at the Mayo because this highlights a critical point, good laser treatment can be more about regeneration than symptom relief.
As leading dermatologists, Skin Care Network use the best possible treatments for medical and cosmetic purposes. Based on effectiveness, rather than fashion, or market trends.
We monitor new technology, related research, carry out our own studies. Additional treatment techniques are only adopted where they offer proven benefit.
Amongst those, are a new breed of lasers. The effect laser skin treatment has had on dermatological best practice is nothing short of revolutionary.
Specialist knowledge and training matter, lasers aren’t robots. In skilled hands they are still remarkable, offering cures which did not exist and reducing invasive treatment.
Laser Applications & Types
Up to date lasers can be set at different strengths, or depths and accurately targeted. We use a number of laser types for skin treatment, or more than one to meet individual needs.
The VariLite is a hand held, dual wavelength laser, with fine control of pulse duration. Often used to treat vascular issues, pigment disorders, lesions, or acne. The ability to precisely target superficial, or deeper areas is valuable.
Encore’s new fractional lasers can deliver a laser beam divided into a grid of thousands of tiny treatment zones. Healthy, surrounding skin remains untouched, perfect for treating variable issues and stimulating specific tissue growth.
Pulsed Dye lasers use a liquid dye as a lasing media, to improve energy transfer and increase absorbtion into blood vessels. Ideal to treat vascular issues such as port wine stains, haemangiomas, rosacea, or spider veins.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a photorejuvenation treatment. Light with selected wavelengths is pulsed at a targeted area, to treat a range of skin imperfections, or to restore a more youthful complexion.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a high energy, light based technology, used in conjunction with a cream containing a photosensitising agent. Valuable for a number of medical and cosmetic uses, such as acne, or sun damage.
Our London clinic uses other specialist lasers, which along with those above can treat age spots, excess freckles, sun damage, broken capillaries and help to stimulate regrowth of natural tissue.
Laser skin treatment can be used for hair removal, reducing grease production within the skin, resurfacing your skin as part of facial rejuvenation. The versatility of lasers is boundless, skillful planning and application are the added needs.
Laser Skin Treatment In London
Before treatment begins, we ensure everyone is seen by a consultant dermatologist, or aesthetic specialist. A personal consultation to establish your wishes and map the best route to make them happen.
Laser skin treatment in our London clinic is effective because your skin type and condition are fully understood. Our consultants will also discuss your medical history and any current conditions.
This brings a safe approach and could help identify underlying reasons for skin issues you are seeing, additional paths to a solution and visual improvement.
Where laser treatment is the best answer, this is always a waking procedure. Sensations beyond a flicking, or tingling sensation are unusual, although our team can offer local anaesthesia for laser treatment.
A test patch to see how your skin responds to particular laser settings will normally be carried out. Full laser skin treatment may be over one, or several sessions.
Safety measures, such as eye goggles tailored to each laser, are naturally in place. Laser treatment is always provided by experienced staff at our London cosmetic dermatology clinic, you are welcome to arrange a time to visit.