After a successful first 18 months with Mona Lisa Touch, the Womens Health Centre is introducing fractional CO2 laser to the Waikato.
It is fast-recovery laser treatment for the reduction of the effects of sun and aging, targeting fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and scarring on areas such as the face including the eye area, neck, and hands. The fractional laser is delivered using the DOT therapy system. This is where the energy is focused on a pre-determined network of points, negating the need to treat the entire skin surface. The benefit of this is that the effects of the treatment, redness, swelling and discomfort, last only a few days as opposed to months like before. These effects can also be masked with cosmetics immediately. DOT therapy is characterised by hundreds of small rays of laser energy that pierce the skin surface, naturally stimulating the body to produce collagen. This in effect visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and pigmentation.
DOT therapy fractional laser is suitable for all skin types, with the treatment being modified to the specific needs of each patient. An anaesthetic cream is liberally applied to the treatment area an hour prior to the procedure and all that should be felt is a slight stinging for a fraction of a second. Results are permanent however the effects will gradually diminish with the natural aging process. A subsequent treatment on the same area is not contra-indicated so with little effort the fantastic results can be retained.
At the Womens Health Centre you will been seen by a doctor to discuss the process and what is involved in the treatment.Should you decide to go ahead with a treatment you will be seen by a skin specialist who will individually assess your skin type and discuss your 2 week ‘skin prep’ regime to follow prior to your treatment. There are also many do’s and don’ts that will be discussed with you prior to any treatment being undertaken. A post treatment regime will also be discussed. There is no charge for the consultations however any product required will be charged.
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