This involves the use of a laser (Infrared) to systematically target areas of, or the whole of, the face. It heats the collagen beneath the skin. The usual equipment is a laser gun that zaps the skin in sections. The sensation is said to be like a rubber band snapping against the skin. The production of collagen continues post treatment for up to 6 months, leading to fewer wrinkles and smoother skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A consultation and a protective gel to be applied. You will be given protective eye-wear to prevent snow blindness and eye damage. A gentle anaesthetic may be used but the client is often advised to take OTC pain medication before the treatment. Then the handheld laser is passed over the face in sections. Expect to be offered skincare products. The effect is immediate and continues - the benefits being seen for up to six months.
A minimally invasive treatment with little downtime. Skin will improve immediately.
Despite proclamations to the contrary, this treatment may exceed discomfort and broach being painful. It is expensive.