Fractional Lasers work by interacting with the skin to produce Microthermal zones (MTZ) of injury and heat. A very intense beam of light is passed through the skin at the dermal level. The skin becomes very hot and stimulates the cells that produce collagen & elastin. Also the laser is attracted to coloured lesions like broken blood vessels or age spots. The treatment is approved by the FDA. The light produced by the laser is in the infrared end of the light spectrum as opposed to the ultraviolet end. This type of light is non-carcinogenic (non-cancer causing). Lasers have been used in the medical profession for over 15 years and no long-term side effects have been reported.
Everyone’s pain threshold is different. As treatment settings vary according to individual skin types, so do the levels of discomfort. We are the only clinic to provide the option of a 20 % topical anaesthetic hence reducing the discomfort level. This will be discussed at your initial consultation. During your consultation we will assess the skin condition and plan a tailor-made program that will offer you the best results to suit your needs. On average we recommend a course of 4- 6 sessions, 3 – 4 weeks apart. Pigmented spots on the face, hands and back can be treated by the Skin World. Between the sessions, the use of a sunscreen SPF 30 and above is mandatory along with an antioxidant, vitamin A serum and oral antioxidants.