We all know that antioxidants in our topical skincare are some of the most potent actives going around. But as founder of Script Skincare, Associate Professor Greg Goodman explains, there is a lot of merit in eating your antioxidants too.
Qswitched YAG Laser Treatment
Images show before and after treatment of large pores and excessive oiliness with IRIS (QSWITCHED YAG).
*All before and after images shown on our website are results achieved by our team in South Yarra.
Talk about versatile, the IRIS does it all. This Q-switch YAG laser treats pigmented lesions such as brown spots, age spots, freckles and melasma. In addition, it can be used for skin rejuvenation, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and acne scarring. It even removes tattoos.Book Consultation
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This treatment is not suitable for pregnant women.
When treating pigmented lesions, the IRIS works its magic by targeting high concentrations of melanin (the cells in our skin that both give our skin its colour and cause discolouration). The Iris emits a packet of light energy, which is then absorbed by the melanin and converted to heat, selectively destroying the pigment and leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. When used to treat tattoos the process is very similar, as the laser is attracted to the inks pigment, likewise pore size may be decreased by targeting the dark debris in them, resulting in a smoother texture. But if it’s rejuvenation you’re after read on.
Its added appeal is that when used for rejuvenation, the IRIS stimulates collagen production. And as the new collagen is generated, lines, wrinkles and the appearance of acne scarring are decreased.
First off, you’ll be provided with safety eyewear. While they may not lift your style game, they will protect those precious retinas. Your Script Skincare practitioner will then pass the laser over the area to be treated. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure, more so with tattoo removal then with rejuvenation, but rest assured, the sensation won’t last long.
Key items to be aware of:
- Redness and a feeling of sunburn may occur and could last up to 48 hours.
- Swelling may occur and may also last up to 48 hours. Script tip: sleep propped up against a pillow will help
- Avoid excessive heat for 48 hours including; sauna, swimming or exercise (let’s be honest this is a bonus)
- For best results (particular in the case of rejuvenation) a series of treatments may be required, spaced weeks of months apart. Because we’re all different, we’ll create a plan that’s right for you.
15-45 minutes depending on the size and number of areas to be treated.