Laser and Intense Pulsed Light
We recommend laser for treatment of vascular lesions and hair removal, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for temporary improvements in skin discolouration. For skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, we perform chemical peels and dermabrasion. Regardless of the technique used, the skin tightening obtained is proportional to the extent of tissue injury, and thus Fractional laser treatments (e.g. Fraxel), Plasma (e.g. Rhytec), and radiofrequency (e.g. Thermage) that produce less tissue injury and have shorter ‘down-time’ (time to return to normal social activities) also produce lesser results. Chemical peel is inexpensive, dramatic and permanent in its effects, and makeup can be applied as early as 5 days following treatment to allow a full return to normal activities.