IPL / Laser

IPL and Laser Treatments

At About Face Cosmetic Studio & Skin Evolution we believe you deserve the best.  We offer the most technologically advanced light & laser therapies that ensure your safety & treatment satisfaction.

Our Skin Professionals are highly trained technicians & perform all technology therapies under strict laser & safety guidelines.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation Perth

Intense pulsed light (IPL) Photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive light based treatment designed to treat the signs of photo ageing and help restore a youthful looking skin.

It offers the advantage of improving skin tone & surface imperfections associated with aging & sun damage with virtually no downtime.

 

IPL treatment involves the sequential emission of multiple wavelength light pulses onto the target skin. The therapeutic effect is achieved by the selective absorption of light in the abnormal pigment – brown (melanin) in the skin cells or red (haemoglobin) in the blood vessels. This light converts to heat which destroys the target cells in the superficial skin layer promoting new cell regeneration & a clearer, more radiant complexion.
IPL Photorejuvenation in Perth can treat the following skin conditions:

  • Age spots (sun-induced freckles)
  • Irregular skin pigmentation & freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Broken capillaries & facial veins
  • Rosacea
  • Acne

Treatment with IPL can cause mild discomfort as each pulse of light can feel like the flick of an elastic band. Whilst pain levels are individual, the IPL handpiece does provide ‘cooling’ to minimise the heat. Topical anaesthetic creams are not permitted as they do not permit your technician to monitor the skin reaction & avoid complications.

Following IPL Photorejuvenation your skin may be slightly red & swollen & dark spots will appear darker. The redness & swelling typically lasts a few hours. Makeup can be applied to camouflage the skin reaction. (We recommend Oxygenetix breathable medical makeup as it will accelerate healing.) Final results will not be seen for 2 -3 weeks when darkened spots & broken capillaries have faded. The overall cosmetic effect is a renewed & more youthful appearance.

A series of 3 IPL treatments is usually recommended for skin rejuvenation, although it will depend on your individual skin condition & cosmetic goals. IPL Photorejuvenation can be used to treat any part of the face, neck, décolletage, hands & arms.

IPL Photorejuvenation is safe if administered by properly qualified medical staff using medical-grade equipment. At Skin Evolution & About Face Cosmetic Studio we utilise the Cutera Limelight IPL. It is a sophisticated medical grade IPL device that allows the IPL treatment to be tailored with precision to your individual skin type & condition. A reputable machine like the Limelight IPL gives results that are precise & accurate. All our skin professionals are highly trained IPL technicians who perform the IPL under strict safety guidelines & are supervised by our Cosmetic Doctors.

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Before & After IPL LIMELIGHT Photorejuvenation

IPL Hair Removal Perth

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Hair Removal offers a gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solution to unwanted hair growth on the face, legs, arms, armpits, chest, back, bikini line (including the ‘Brazilian’ area) or any other location where there is pigmented hair growth.

 

IPL Hair Removal

IPL Hair Removal treatments involve the emission of a wide spectrum of multiple wavelengths of light energy that are absorbed selectively by the pigment in the hair follicle. This destroys or retards the regrowth potential of the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue or overlying skin.
It is important to avoid sun exposure & application of fake tan prior to your IPL Hair Removal treatment to ensure the light energy is absorbed selectively by the target hair follicle & not the skin. Treatments do not require anaesthesia as the IPL handpiece has a cooling mechanism that minimises the heat. Each pulse of light has a similar sensation to the flick of an elastic band. After treatment, you will need to avoid sun exposure for one month & use a daily sunscreen.
There is no such thing as completely permanent hair removal with any machine or any type of treatment. IPL Hair Removal will cause a dramatic & permanent hair reduction, with remaining hair regrowth becoming finer & lighter. The number of treatments required will vary with the individual, their specific hair type & colour & the area being targeted. IPL will only target the hair follicles in their active growth stage, hence treatment intervals need to accommodate the cycle of your hair growth.

The Cutera ProWave IPL Hair Removal System is a medical grade machine with unrivalled treatment speed with optimal results & safety. The ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely & effectively.

When considering IPL treatment, it is important to remember that the cheapest is not the best. You may be able to find a treatment that costs less, but it is likely you will end up needing more treatments to achieve the same outcome as you would with a more powerful, medical-grade machine operated by highly-trained skin technicians.

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Fractional RF Skin Resurfacing Perth

FRACTIONAL RF Skin Resurfacing in Perth is the next generation in collagen induction therapy utilising skin needling & three dimensional radiofrequency (RF) generated heat to maximise collagen remodelling, skin rejuvenation & skin tightening.

 

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This new state of the art V- Touch technology delivers RF thermal energy via insulated micro-needles to create focal thermal micro-injuries that encourage regeneration of new collagen & skin cells. Simultaneously, volumetric deep dermal heating is applied to the collagen fibres causing an immediate & long term skin tightening. This combined treatment effectively treats all skin layers for an optimal result. After repeat treatments there is a noticeable firming of the skin in the face & neck area in addition to skin texture & pigment improvements.

The Fractional RF skin resurfacing process is simple & straightforward.  Topical anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to treatment to anaesthetise the target area.  Most people report no pain with treatment.  Following treatment, you should expect a ‘pink’ or ‘red’ sunburn appearance with mild inflammation that can last two or more days.  As only a fraction of the dermal skin tissue is targeted during each treatment, the recovery is comfortable & the downtime is minimal.

With a course of Fractional RF skin resurfacing you can expect to achieve a revitalised, fresher & more youthful looking skin.  Results are visible from the first treatment.  Typically, a three session initial treatment course is sufficient to achieve long-lasting results.

Benefits of Fractional RF Skin Resurfacing include:

  • Improvement in skin tone & texture
  • Reduction of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Improvement in acne scars & other blemishes
  • Treatment of sun damage & aging skin
  • Clearer, more radiant complexion
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Reduction of freckles & pigmentation
  • Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest & arms

 

Fractional Resurfacing is your ideal solution for Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Tightening & Acne Scar Correction.

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Skin Evolution client after 3 fractional resurfacing sessions

 

Radiofrequency RF Skin Tightening Perth

Owing to its high efficiency and safety, radiofrequency (RF) energy is widely used in the aesthetic field for heating biological tissue for a range of cosmetic applications, including skin tightening, skin lifting, & skin resurfacing.

ReFit treatments are ideal for addressing sagging and loose skin after weight loss secondary to surgery, dieting, exercise or childbirth. ReFit provides skin tightening and also assists in the minimisation of stretch marks.

ReLift is the unique concept for treating localised fat gravitation and sagging skin in the lower face and neck.  Facial contouring and skin tightening is very effective with this treatment.

Both ReFit and ReLift treatments are safe, noninvasive, painless and require no anaesthesia or downtime.  We offer a complimentary consultation with one of our skin professionals to see if you are a suitable candidate.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing (Laser Peel) Perth

Erbium Laser resurfacing is an ablative skin resurfacing treatment to rejuvenate the skin & reduce the effects of the sun, smoking and aging. It is ideal in the treatment of wrinkles, sun damage, upper lip lines & other imperfections in skin appearance.

 

Laser skin resurfacing involves scanning a beam of light which vaporises the damaged skin cells layer by layer until a smoother, more uniform skin appearance is achieved. As the new skin heals, new collagen formation is stimulated resulting in a smoother, healthier-looking skin with a natural youthful glow. To protect the new skin, strict sun avoidance should be maintained for 3 months.

A ‘Weekend Peel’ is a superficial or ‘light’ resurfacing treatment which heals in a few days.  This treatment ‘freshens’ the skin removing sunspots, rough scaly patches, freckles & irregular pigmentation.  Deeper resurfacing treatments are most commonly performed around the mouth for perioral lines & wrinkles.  This treatment will take longer to heal & will be accompanied with postoperative redness that can take 4 – 6 weeks to resolve.  All resurfacing treatments are combined with ANGEL PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to expedite wound healing.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing is performed at About Face Cosmetic Studio by our Cosmetic Physician Dr Katina Elfis who has extensive experience with this technology.