Unlike peels and dermabrasion treatments, laser skin resurfacing offers more control during the anti-ageing treatment process. TwinLight fractional rejuvenation treatments are performed using the Fotona Dynamis, an advanced laser system that combines different wavelengths to achieve more superior results.
The preciseness of the laser light means imperfections can be targeted without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. As the heat increases collagen production, the skin’s natural rejuvenation process is activated.
The TwinLight skin resurfacing process is made of three steps, ensuring patients achieve smoother skin and a healthier look. Both the Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths are used to rejuvenate the skin.
Following an in-depth consultation, during which your needs and concerns are discussed, the following steps will be taken.
To condition the skin, the Nd:YAG beam will be passed over the treated area. The first time the laser is passed over, it stimulates the skin. When it is passed over the second time, the deeper layers of the skin are heated and conditioned.
Next, the Er:YAG laser is used to ablate any damaged and aged skin. Once the skin’s natural repair and rejuvenation process is activated, the ablated channels are replaced with tighter, healthier tissue.
To finish off the treatment and remove any superficial blemishes, a full Er:YAG beam is used to peel away the upper layer of the skin, revealing a fresh layer underneath.
Fractional lasers have become the preferred option because of the degree of control they offer. Whether you just want a light peel or a deep remodelling, TwinLight treatments can be used to achieve that.
TwinLight treatments are suitable for most skin types and tones.
Patients can resume their normal daily activities directly after their session, but some downtime is recommended if ablative skin resurfacing was selected. Taking some time to recover will also enhance your results, regardless of the resurfacing option that was chosen.
Depending on the intensity of the treatment, at least five to seven days of downtime will be required. In some instances, patients may need to take up to two weeks off work. Basically, the size of the treatment area, as well as the intensity of the laser, will both play a role in how much recovery time will be required.
During the recovery period, the skin will have a red appearance. Some peeling will occur and swelling will be present for several days too.
While it’s not necessary to remain at home during the recovery process, it’s recommended that you avoid any places that tend to have high levels of germs such as the gym as this could increase the risk of infection.
Specific aftercare instructions will also need to be followed to ensure the best possible outcome. Your usual skincare regime will need to be adjusted and additional care will be necessary during the recovery period.
To maintain the results of your skin resurfacing sessions, it’s essential that you incorporate a high-quality sunscreen into your daily routine.
The level of discomfort that is experienced during TwinLight treatments using the Fotona system is generally mild. Overall, patients can expect to feel a pinching sensation during their treatment but nothing too intense. Some areas may be more sensitive than others though.
Patients should ensure that they don’t have any open wounds or active breakouts on the day of their treatment. Any products with retinoids should also be avoided for a week before the treatment.
Patients may experience some mild swelling, scabbing and peeling following their Fotona resurfacing session but this is all normal. In rare cases, skin irritation can occur, resulting in small bumps and rashes. Infection is only a possibility if the necessary aftercare instructions are not followed.
The following treatments can be performed using this advanced laser technology:
Before any Fotona laser treatments are performed, a detailed consultation and examination process with Dr Omarjee will be required.
During your consultation, your unique concerns as well as your medical history will be reviewed to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment.