laser skin improvements

Clear skin from Silks Laser Clinic, Sheffield

Laser skin rejuvenation

All parts of the skin and body can be treated to reduce the appearance of age spots,  sun damage,  thread veins and redness.   Uneven pigmentation is also reduced and many female patients report that it becomes easier to apply make up following treatment.

IAD wrinkle reduction

Intense Age Defence is the revolutionary new treatment that delays the signs of premature ageing by using pulsed laser light to boost the skins' natural collagen production.   It is this collagen that visibly fills wrinkles,  rejuvenates and smooths the skin,  creating the appearance of a younger,  more vitalised complexion.

Acne treatment

Acne is caused by an increased level of androgens,  leading to the production of subaceous oil that blocks pores and promotes bacterial growth,  producing inflamed spots on the skin.

Laser treatment slows the production of this oil,  dramatically reducing inflamation and minimising the appearance of pores.

The procedure is completely non-invasive and the experience is described by many as the warm feeling one has after a day on the beach.

Thread vein reduction

A thread vein is a small,  but unsightly blood vessel near the surface of the skin.  The heaemeglobin in blood absorbs the light and converts it into heat.   This heat in turn destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein,  as a result of which they will gradually,  and safely,  disappear after laser treatment!

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...your questions answered

Where can veins can be treated?
Although most common superficial veins appear on the face,  chest or legs,  thread veins on all areas of your body can be treated.

How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the distinct vessels being treated,  but expect a typical session to last between 10 and 25 minutes.

Does thread vein removal hurt?
The perception of pain is individual from person to person.  No anaesthetic is required,  and most people describe the sensation similar to that of snapping a rubber band onto the skin,  followed by a warm feeling lasting several minutes.

Because heat energy is being applied to the epidermis,  most patients find it comforting to cool the skin down after any form of laser skin improving treatment.

What should I expect during a treatment?
To ensure optimal light transmission to the blood vessel,  a thin layer of gel  (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations)  is applied to the skin of the area being treated.

Do I need to take precautions before and after treatment?
Yes.  It is important to avoid tanning,  either naturally,  or by using a solarium or self -tanning cream,  before and during the treatment period.  Tanned skin absorbs more light energy,  which makes each individual treatment session less effective.

How many thread vein treatment will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the body site and severity of the thread vein,  skin tone,  and age.  Clinical studies and experience confirm that for complete and permanent removal,  a course of 4 treatments is usually needed,  about one month apart.