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While results can be excellent, laser resurfacing with conventional technology can be painful and have extended down time. In the past people have sometimes been housebound and unable to return for work for weeks and months at a time.
All this has changed recently with the introduction of the fractional ablative laser, the Pixel. This has made the laser skin resurfacing much more effective with minimal side effects and minimal downtime. The technology has moved from ‘bulk’ ablation to ‘localized targeted ablation.
With the pixel technology the laser is delivered in columns rather than layers with the columns being referred to ‘pixels’ like in a digital photograph. Pixel treatment is based on the principle of micro thermal treatment zones. The laser pulse creates uniform tiny ‘pixels’ of treated zones, removing the epidermis and upper dermis, but leaving surrounding tissues untouched and intact. The treated pixels trigger the body’s natural healing process stimulating the growth of new healthy skin tissue and increased collagen formation, with the small bridges of untreated areas acting as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. The end result is new healthier, smoother tissues in place of skin imperfections.
The safety of pixel makes it a suitable laser to treat the eyelid areas as well as the face and the rest of the body.
The FDA approved Pixel fractional resurfacing procedure gives excellent results without the discomfort or the need for lengthy recuperation. It is the next generation of laser resurfacing that helps to improve skin texture, tone and firmness, smooths wrinkles and reduces the pore size and scars including acne scars without the downtime and discomfort associated with other surfacing lasers.
Any area of the skin can be treated that has surface irregularities including superficial and deep wrinkles, fine lines around the eyes, dark circles around the eyes, acne scars, acne, Melasma and deep pigmentation including age spots. Common areas treated include the face, neck, chest, thighs, hands and arms.
Typically the treatment involves 3-6 sessions each lasting 10-15 minutes at 2-4 weekly intervals. Immediately after treatment you feel a slight tingling sensation and the skin may appear red. You may experience a little swelling in the treated area for 1-2 days. As new skin replaces the treated tissue, your skin will flake- a sign that the skin rejuvenation is occurring. Once flaking is over your skin will look better and show more improvement over the next weeks with full effect at about 3 months.
Pixel can be used in clients of all ages (18 years and over) and on all skin types. Treatment can be performed on skin on the face including the upper and lower eyelids and the rest of the body as face, neck, chest, hands and arms.
There is little or no discomfort during the treatment. Most commonly, clients feel some slight warmth with the pulse of the laser. Clients experience sunburn like sensation afterwards (3-4 hours) that is easily neutralised with a gentle moisturiser.
Typically, there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Make up can be applied immediately after the treatment. Some skin flaking can be experienced on third day or so with full recovery in about five days. Your skin will look better within days following the treatment and results steadily improve over the next few months.
Consultation – £30 Skin Test – £35
|Treatment Area||Per Session||Price for 4 sessions
(on upfront payment)
|Around the Eyes Only||£150||£450|
|Upper Chest Area||£175||£675|
Please note, Recently another clinic on the same road as Derby Skin Laser & Cosmetic Clinic, who use the same name as mine, Rani which is mentioned on their web site, just as "RANI". Please do not be confused by this. I am Dr. Satya Rani (MBBS).
I do not work at any other clinic. I have my own long established Derby Skin Laser & Cosmetic Clinic for 14 years. Remember we are at 2 Vernon street, Ground Floor Suite Derby, DE1 1FR Therefore do not get confused!