Living in Australia, nearly everyone has some brown spots on their face resulting from sun exposure. While these spots aren’t harmful to your skin’s health they can be cosmetically displeasing as they don’t allow us to achieve a luminous, even complexion. The Pigment Laser Peel offered by Academy Face and Body is an effective procedure designed to lighten pigment accumulations and improve overall skin colour, texture and luminosity.
The Pigment Laser Peel is a light-based procedure that targets signs of photo aging including uneven skin tones like age spots and freckles. During the procedure, a laser goes over the area of concern and is then cooled for 15-20 minutes.
The Medlite C6 Laser Peel can visibly lighten and improve:
Note: The laser peel can be used anywhere on the body, not just the face.
**Results may vary from person to person**
A Laser Peel may be unsuitable for you for any of the reasons below:
Note: Please inform your Doctor if you are prone to skin darkening post-trauma or cold sores.
Incorrectly cared for healing skin can result in a prolonged healing time, potentially leading to infection and scarring.
Hyper-pigmentation can last up to 12 months and can be treated with a medicated bleaching cream. We recommend people with darker skin types prepare their skin via a bleaching cream for a month prior to treatment.
If you are prone to cold sores in the area that has been treated, it is rare but possible that you could experience a Herpes Simplex breakout.
Up to 3 treatments may be necessary for skin that is significantly photo damaged but most people notice visible improvements after the first treatment.
Best results are achieved when treatments are performed on a monthly basis.
This procedure attracts a low level of discomfort and heat, and a topical anaesthetic is applied half an hour before the treatment begins to mitigate the discomfort you will experience.
During the procedure you will feel a prickling sensation followed by a mild heat. A cold air or cool compress is applied after this for 15-20 minutes and a warm glow could be felt for 48 hours following the laser peel.
Full Face: $450 per treatment
Neck or Décolleté: $350 per treatment
Face & Neck: $650 per treatment
Face, Neck & Décolleté: $750 per treatment
Full Back: $1000 per treatment
For 5-7 days after the Laser Peel:
For 5-7 days it is important that you avoid exfoliating products and apply sunscreen daily. We recommend the following regime:
Normal/ Dry Skin Types
Normal/ Oily Skin Types
Recommended home care products are available for long-term maintenance. Please discuss further with your Doctor and/or therapist on which best meet your needs.
Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. You do not need a GPs referral for this consultation. Or you can have a complementary consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses.
You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Dermal Therapist/Registered Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).