No one likes the thought of ageing.
We offer clinically proven treatment for sun-damaged skin, covering both vascular and pigmented aspects.
Exposure to the sun accelerates the ageing process of the skin, and can cause disruption in the normal blood supply to the skin (which results in vascular disorders such as telangiectasias or diffuse redness). It can also cause irregular pigmentation that shows as freckles (ephelides) or age-spots (solar lentigines) and irregular pore size. Some people are unhappy with the effects of the ageing process on their skin and have this treatment to improve the appearance of their skin.
The skin rejuvenation process is based on light absorption in melanin and haemoglobin, therefore treatments are more effective on light skin that is not sun tanned at the time of treatment. We have pre-programmed settings for each treatment so all skin tones receive the correct energy output according to complexion type. Age spots contain melanin and redness contains haemoglobin. When cells contain a lot of these two substances they become condensed together. This is where the AW3® light can target the area to rejuvenate it almost immediately.
The light used is a completely safe, visible light. Potentially harmful wavelengths are removed by our unique filtering system. Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective. Generally, no post-treatment care is necessary. But people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying an ice pack to the face immediately after treatment or applying an ointment prescribed by the doctor. Furthermore, it is recommended to use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 60) for a few weeks following treatment.
You may notice that the skin looks a little “dirty” for a few days following treatment. After that you will find that your skin looks smoother and fresher. You might choose to have 1 – 2 annual maintenance treatments in order to keep your youthful appearance.