Laser Treatments for wrinkles by Dermatologists, Canterbury, Kent
At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer the state of the art 1540™ Fractional device from Palomar Technologies.
It is used for skin rejuvenation / resurfacing, which includes:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improvement of deeper wrinkles,
- Repair of sun damaged skin on the face, neck, décolletage and hands,
- Reduction of age spots and blemishes,
- Acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
- Reduction of stretch marks.
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing -how does it work?
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing only treat small zones within a target area, allowing a quicker recovery. This technology was first introduced in 2003 as the Fraxel™ laser machine. At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer the 1540™ Fractional device from Palomar. This is a 1540nm erbium glass fibre non-ablative laser, which is delivered to the skin in tiny micro beams, in combination with contact cooling of the skin’s surface.
The 1540™ laser can penetrate up to a depth of 1mm into the skin, whilst also leaving the skin’s surface intact, creating tiny columns of treated tissue which are surrounded by the healthy tissue.
What are the side effects?
For several hours afterwards the skin will feel tight and have the appearance of a “sunburned” look. The skin will continue to look “pinkish” for 2 – 7 days and any swelling, which should be minimal, usually disappears after 1 – 3 days. As the skin heals itself, you will find mild to moderate skin flaking, which may last for up to 2 weeks.
How many sessions will I need?
A course of 3 – 5 sessions at monthly intervals is usually recommended. Optimal improvement after fractional treatment is usually visible in about 2 – 3 months as collagen remodelling and skin tightening continues.
What is the cost?
The lip and chin area , or crow’s feet area start at £250 per session.
A patch test is required at £100 which may be carried out at the time of consultation if appropriate.
Why Choose The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent is led by a Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Specialist. It is the winner of the Gold Award for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year at The Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2016. The Clinic is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. All the doctors, nurse and therapists are highly trained and have many years experience in the treatments offered. Further information on the team, please see Meet The Team page.
To find out more or to book an appointment, call us on 01227 472288 or use the online booking system above.
We have clients from all over SE Kent including Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy, Maidstone and further afield.