Laser Hair, Vein & Skin Therapy

Skin Therapy with The NaturaLight System.

It is suitable for the following:

  • Hair Removal
  • Improved Skin Texture & Fine Lines
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Treatment of Rosacea
  • Reverse Sun Damage
  • Age Spots
  • Irregular Pigmentation

    NaturaLight IPL skin therapy allows safe treatment on a considerable wider range of skin types. By controlling the pulses, the delivery light energy can be more efficiently directed to the treatment site with minimal heating of surrounding tissue. NaturaLight IPL makes it possible to treat previously untreatable darker skin types.

Patient Selection for hair removal

  • Ideal combination of very light skin and very pigmented hair (easiest patient)
  • Skin types I to III (Fitzpatrick Classification) have a lower skin melanin content, resulting in fewer pigmentation changes
  • Types IV and V are more challenging (higher incidence of post-treatment pigment changes)

Anesthesia

  • Sensation is proportional to the degree of pigment in the hair or skin
  • Pain threshold varies throughout the body
  • Cooling system can partially reduce the sensation
  • Topical anesthetic EMLA cream (Astra) or similar topical

Timing of skin therapy treatments

  • The treatment should be timed so that the largest number of hairs are in the anagen phase (duration of telogen phase varies in body regions)
  • Sufficient time elapses for progression to the anagen phase (treatment spacing)
    – Head : 1 month
    – Trunk and extremities: 2 months

Number of Treatments

  • Treatments are continued until reasonable hair count is reduced
  • Two to six sessions
    (with appropriate time between treatments)

Parafolicular edema/erythema

  • An expected subsequent reaction usually visible in 3 to 5 minutes (hyperemia and focal swelling around each follicle)
  • If this reaction does not occur, the fluency can be increased
  • If hair is very thin or light in color, there can be minimal reaction, even at highest settings
  • Reaction can occur from surface melanocytes if sufficient cooling is not present

Side effects and complications

  • Sunburn-like sensation that typically disappears without treatment in 2 to 3 hours
  • Some erythema and minor edema can persist for 2 to 3 days after treatment in the face and up to 7 days in the trunk
  • Hyper-pigmentation the most common side effect usually resolves in 6 months without treatment
Skin therapy with IPL treatments

Skin therapy with IPL treatments

What are the indications for IPL Treatments?

IPL / FotoFacial Treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:

  • Pigmentation and uneven skin tone*
  • Redness and flushing*
  • Rosacea – FotoFacial Treatments reduce the overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and improve the breakouts of this common chronic facial condition*
  • Smooth the skin texture and reduce pore size. Sun damage (Photo-aging). Treatments reduce fine wrinkles, freckling and irregular pigmentation*

*Individual results may vary

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