Forever Young BroadBand Light™
Forever Young BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is an innovative technology that delivers powerful light therapy to target the signs of aging and sun damage.
This unique non-invasive treatment delivers photothermal energy to the upper layers of skin, stimulating the regeneration of cells and improving skin tone, texture, elasticity and pigmentation. It can be used on almost any area of the body including the face, neck, chest and hands.
It’s broad range of wavelengths allows targeted treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions including age spots, freckles, redness and broken capillaries. This provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance, with minimal patient downtime. Improvement can usually be seen even after one treatment.
Forever Young BBL™ is the only device that has also been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. With regular Forever Young BBL™ treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and younger.
Forever Young BBL™ treatments are performed by our dedicated laser nurse, Stella, who has had 15 years’ experience performing this therapy.
HERO® BroadBand Light
Inner Sydney Dermatology is excited to announce the arrival of our new BBL HERO® (High Energy Rapid Output™), a revolutionary technology that allows you to achieve beautiful skin from head to toe. This breakthrough treatment uses high energy, intense pulsed light to provide a rapid, minimal-downtime procedure that eliminates the visible signs of ageing anywhere on the body.
The ForeverBody™ treatment on Sciton’s BBL HERO® system provides a quick and comfortable way to target pigment, sun damage and age spots on the skin. It flashes intense and targeted light as it is quickly moved across the treatment area, resulting in initial pigment darkening. Within the next several days, your body’s natural healing process removes the pigmented cells, replacing them with fresh, new, undamaged cells. Underlying blood vessels will gradually clear. Multiple areas of concern can be treated in a short treatment session with minimal discomfort.
Who says great looking skin stops with your face? With the ability to treat shoulders, chest, arms, legs and more, now your body can look just as radiant!
Fraxel™ Re:Store Dual Laser
The latest in laser technology for repairing aging and sun-damaged skin, achieving smoother, fresher looking skin with improved tone, texture, pore size and reduced wrinkles.
Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel™ treatment precisely treats thousands of microscopic areas of skin using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin's surface. It creates microscopic zones of thermal injury in both the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and dermis (the second layer) but leaves the surrounding islands of tissue undamaged. These microthermal zones stimulate the body's own natural healing process which eliminates old, damaged cells and stimulates the formation of new collagen (the main support structure of skin). Whereas traditional resurfacing lasers stripped the entire skin surface, Fraxel™ treatments target between 5 and 35% of the surface, leaving the remainder available to rapidly heal the treated areas.
The Fraxel™ Re:store Dual wavelength laser is enhanced with an additional wavelength that more effectively targets and accelerates the clearance of unwanted pigmentation with less discomfort. The Dual laser has the option of using the deep penetrating Erbium fibre laser (1550 nm) as well as a new, more superficial Thulium fibre laser (1927 nm), to better address all aspects of photorejuvenation.
Fraxel™ laser can be used to treat:
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Age spots, patchy pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles (including around the eyes)
- Skin tone and texture on the face, neck, chest and hands
- 'Open pores'
- Sun spots or solar keratoses
- Resistant melasma ('mask of pregnancy')
Treatments can be performed under a local anesthetic, have a reduced risk of complications and have a much faster healing time than traditional resurfacing lasers. It is also safe to use in patients with darker skin types and on sensitive areas such as the neck and chest. As it is gentler than the traditional 'stripping' lasers, multiple treatments are usually required.
A consultation will determine whether you will benefit from Fraxel™ laser, and the likely cosmetic outcome, number of treatments and potential side effects will be explained. Many patients elect to have treatments on a Friday, allowing some recovery time over the weekend, as there is a degree of redness and swelling.
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Emerge™ Fractional Laser
This smart approach to skin resurfacing reduces fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne and surgical scars with faster healing time and reduced side effects.
Many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions can be improved by fractional laser skin resurfacing. The Emerge laser is a gentler laser that utilizes the same principals as the Fraxel™ laser, to create new, healthy tissue and stimulate production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of youthful-looking skin. It can be used on virtually any trouble spot of the body including face, neck, chest, arms, and legs.
As the Emerge™ Fractional Laser does not penetrate as deeply as our Fraxel™ Re:store laser, no topical local anaesthetic is required. It provides non-ablative skin resurfacing results with minimal downtime and at a fraction of the cost. Generally 3-5 treatments are recommended.
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Micro-Needle Fractional Radiofrequency (FRF) is an ideal technology for skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation by utilising minimally invasive micro-needles to deliver controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy directly into various depths of the skin.
It can be used on all skin types, with very low risk of side effects and reactive pigmentation – a very important feature when treating skin of colour. The RF energy is delivered through the focused tip of the micro-needles, minimising trauma to the surrounding skin surface. This results in significantly decreased discomfort and down time for the patient. The depth of penetration of the micro-needles can be adjusted from 0.5 to 3.5mm depending on the target treatment areas to achieve effective end results such as skin lifting, pore-size reduction, tightening and overall rejuvenation. Fractional Radiofrequency is indicated for various skin conditions including hyperpigmentation, deep and shallow wrinkles, and acne scarring.
VBeam® Prima Pulsed Dye Laser
Vbeam® lasers have long been regarded as the 'gold standard' for the treatment of vascular conditions, and work by delivering an intense but gentle burst of yellow light to selectively targeted areas of the skin. The Prima is the latest version of the Vbeam® system, which is capable of greater power and allows for quick management of skin problems.
The laser light is selectively absorbed by excess superficial blood vessels in the skin and can be used to treat:
- Redness of the face and neck
- Broken capillaries
- Spider naevi, angiomas and haemangiomas, venous lakes
- Port wine stains and some other birthmarks
- Early scars and red stretchmarks
- Some fine, red leg veins
Your Dermatologist will assess whether your condition is suitable for treatment, and discuss the likely cosmetic outcome, suggested number of treatments and potential side-effects. Patients with port wine stains or birthmarks and some with redness or broken capillaries on the head and neck may qualify for a Medicare rebate that covers some of the cost of laser treatments. The number of treatments required varies depending on the condition being treated.
Medlite® C6 Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser
Say "good-bye" to brown age spots, and "hello" to younger looking skin with the ability 'zap away' unwanted birthmarks, age spots and tattoos.
The Medlite® Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is one of the most technologically advanced lasers for removing pigmented lesions with minimal risk of damaging your normal skin.
It emits a powerful beam of specialised light that targets the unwanted skin pigment to remove it, with minimal risk of damaging your normal skin.
The ultrashort pulses of light and high energies can also be used to shatter tattoo ink particles, removing unwanted tattoos. Because of the multiple ink colours, different dyes used and the different types of tattoos, response to laser treatment is variable.
The laser can be used to treat:
The impact of the laser is similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Most patients do not require anaesthetic although numbing creams are available if needed.
- Age spots
- Pigmented (brown) birthmarks
- Café au lait macules
- Iron staining
Most brown spots are removed with one or two treatments, but deeper lesions, tattoos and birthmarks require multiple treatments.
The erbium laser is an ablative resurfacing system, which works by removing fine layers of damaged skin through vapourisation, allowing new undamaged skin cells to grow. It also promotes collagen stimulation resulting in skin tightening and smoothing.
Erbium laser can be used to remove all of the tissue in the treatment zone (true resurfacing) or discrete columns within the zone (ProFractional mode). ProFractional mode allows delivery of a controlled injury to a “fraction” of the skin at a time, initiating the body’s wound healing response whilst leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of Profractional mode include increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic. Fractional erbium laser can achieve skin resurfacing with minimal downtime, and is often combined with Broad Band Light for an enhanced response.
Erbium laser can be used for treating a variety of skin conditions including sun damage and wrinkles, precancerous changes on the lower lip (actinic cheilitis) and focal growths such as seborrheic keratoses (age warts). More advanced damage such as extensive lines on the upper lip, responds well to true resurfacing.