TWINLIGHT FRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING
Nd:YAG laser and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Ageing is a fact of life, but you don’t have to let your skin experience the effects. With the advancement in laser skin resurfacing and tightening our skin can undergo repair and rejuvenation to keep a more youthful appearance for longer. We have all been there when catching a glimpse of the sagging skin around your jawline, or the drooping eyebrows, or the hollowing under your eyes. For some people, they might identify ageing with pigmentation marks becoming darker and more obvious.
Fortunately, About Face Brisbane is proud to introduce the latest 5-step laser procedure to renew your skin and turn back the clock. Our secret weapon is the cutting-edge technology called TwinLight® Fractional laser. Using TwinLight® we can repair and reverse the damage caused by the passing of time and the harsh effects of the sun.
TWINLIGHT FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING TREATMENT
- Avoid direct sun exposure 2 weeks before & after
- Avoid vitamin A & prescription skincare for 1 week
- No products on skin for appointment (i.e. makeup, artificial tan, moisturiser)
People keep coming back year after year due to the Laser Skin Resurfacing benefits
TwinLight® Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is About Face Brisbane’s secret weapon in the fight against aging skin. This cutting-edge treatment is the latest five-step laser procedure to renew your skin, bring back its natural beauty, and make you look years younger. Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe skin damage or are just looking for aging prevention or skin maintenance, you will love the results.
The TwinLight® is a 5-step advanced Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure that can be tailored to each individual’s skin concerns. The laser was developed by Fotona in Slovenia, Europe, and allows us to use two different types of laser technology, called Nd-YAG and Er-YAG. The TwinLight Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment is the gold standard when it comes to laser skin rejuvenation.
TwinLight fractional laser treatments can improve your skin in many ways, such as:
- refine the pores of the skin
- tighten the skin
- increase facial volume
- reduce or remove scars
- reduce or remove skin lumps and bumps
- reduce or remove vascular lesions (blood vessels that are visible through the skin)
- reduce or remove lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
- reduce or remove pigmentation.
Apart from these benefits, one of the key factors that makes our TwinLight treatment the gold standard in laser skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation is that the laser beam precisely targets skin imperfections only, leaving the healthy skin unaffected. Production of new dermal (skin) protein is stimulated by the heat generated by the laser beam’s energy, and this rejuvenation process is sped up by leaving the surrounding, unaffected skin intact. This means you’ll see great results even sooner.
Results of Our Twinlight laser skin resurfacing treatments
Unlike other laser treatments, the fractional laser resurfacing treatment precisely targets thousands of microscopic areas by using a pinpoint laser beam that penetrates deep into the skin where the damage first started. The treatment stimulates your body’s healing process and replaces the damaged skin with new healthy skin. The unique technology targets only damaged skin cells while keeping healthy skin cells intact, which will further stimulate the healing process. This means much less downtime compared to other facial resurfacing treatments.
Machine – Fotona Dynamis
Treatment Type – Twinlight Laser Resurfacing (ONE full face and neck treatment)
Patient Concerns – Lines and overall appearance of lower face area
- Nasolabial lines from nose to outer corner of lips reduced
- Lines from corner of lips to jaw reduced
- Jawline lifted
- Under eyes, loose skin tightened and brown colour reduced
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Steps Are Involved In The Treatment?
There are five steps involved in a TwinLight fractional laser skin treatment. Each step is explained in detail below.
Step 1 – Pre-conditioning
The Nd-YAG in FRAC3 mode is used on the skin to create a gentle heating effect. This heating stimulates the skin’s capacity to naturally rejuvenate by causing micro-wounds in damaged or prematurely aged skin.
Step 2 – Tightening
Using the Nd-YAG in PIANO mode, (the longest and deepest pulse) bulk heating occurs to stimulate skin tightening.
Step 3 – Fractional Resurfacing
Aged and sun-damaged epidermis are ablated by the laser’s Er-YAG fractional mode. The precisely ablated micro-channels are then replaced with fresh, healthier, and tighter skin.
Step 4 – Fractional Resurfacing
This step is tailored to the individual needs of each client. It may involve treating the under-eye area, or focusing more on lines and wrinkles around the mouth, or the removal of lumps and bumps.
Step 5– Gentle peeling
The treated skin is lastly ablated (gently) by an Er-YAG ablative beam. This completes the treatment by removing superficial imperfections with a light peel.
What Happens Before, During And After My Laser Resurfacing Treatment?
If you’re interested in a TwinLight® 5-step advanced Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment, you’ll first have a consultation with Dr. Colin Campey, who will then refer you to About Face’s qualified and experienced laser and skin technicians. They are very passionate about TwinLight laser skin resurfacing procedures and will be able to answer any questions you have.
It’s important for our team to know exactly what skincare products you are using at home, to make sure they won’t react with the laser treatment, so please bring a list of the names of the products you are using along to the consultation. We may also need to know if you are taking certain types of prescription medication, as your safety is very important to About Face, and in rare cases, some medications can affect the laser treatment. This includes doxycycline, a form of antibiotic used for many skin conditions, which can make you more sensitive to the sun and light.
During this consultation and prior to treatment we will discuss the treatment steps and how they work and will provide advice on your likely recovery period. A topical numbing cream is applied to your face and after it takes effect the treatment will begin.
During your TwinLight laser treatment, you’ll lie in a comfortable position on a treatment table in a QLD radiation health certified room. The treatment will take 1 hour. Our laser technicians will further explain each step in-depth as they are treating you.
Following treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling. The feeling of these side effects will depend on how intense the treatment was and the individual skin’s response. As the treatment can vary in intensity the recovery after treatment will also depend on how intense the treatment was:
- A gentle treatment gives a light rejuvenation which will heal faster meaning you could have it on a Saturday and return to work Monday.
- The heavier intensity (which works wonderfully for reducing lines and wrinkles and improving skin tightness and volume) will require anywhere from 4 to 7 days of recovery.
- Once the initial healing is complete, the surface of your treated skin will look brighter with a more even skin tone and feel softer to touch. Progressive results occur over the next three to six months, as the deeper layers of the skin continue to heal and regrowth of collagen occurs.
What Are The After-Care Requirements?
After your treatment, you will take home a healing cream and a post-treatment form full of important instructions to follow. Karen will give you a phone number that you can call at any time after your treatment to discuss any concerns you may have.
It is extremely important that you follow the post-treatment recommendations provided to you. Avoiding sun exposure is of high importance to prevent irritation to your treated skin. We live in a harsh environment and we know it’s important to use a zinc sunblock that provides a barrier to protect your skin from further sun damage.
Once your skin has healed, we recommend using chemical-free, superior quality Synergie Skin Care products to maintain your refreshed appearance. Visit our Synergie Skin Care page for information on the Synergie products we stock and how they will benefit your skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This depends on a couple of things. Firstly, the skin conditions being treated will affect the number of sessions required. If there are only superficial pigmentation and minimal aging you may need only one session. If you have very loose or sagging skin and severe sun damage present then you may require further treatments.
The second factor which will affect how many treatments you need is your skin and lifestyle needs. The treatment can be tailored to be more intense, or less intense, depending on how much downtime you are comfortable with.
Our qualified laser technicians will be able to give you an indication of how many sessions you’ll need when you have your initial consultation. Some patients have only needed one treatment, while others have needed two or three. An annual TwinLight treatment is a great way to delay further aging and sun damage.
Does The Treatment hurt?
How Is TwinLight Skin Resurfacing Better Than Microdermabrasion Or Chemical Peels?
TwinLight fractional resurfacing only treats damaged skin cells and leaves healthy cells intact, your skin will recover much faster from a TwinLight procedure.
I’m Not Ready To Try TwinLight Yet – What Else Can I Do To Improve My Skin?
At About Face Brisbane, TwinLight laser treatments are performed by qualified and experienced laser technicians. Our technicians have treated male and female clients ranging in age from 20 to 80. With About Face, you can relax, your skin is in safe hands.
However, if you’re looking for non-laser skin treatments, our HydraFacial treatment is an excellent option with no downtime involved and instant results after a quick 30-minute treatment in our laser skin clinic. You may also be interested in dermal fillers to replace or gain volume in your face. We also recommend you treat your skin at home with the daily use of Synergie Skin Care products, which contain no nasty or toxic chemicals, such as parabens and petroleum-based chemicals, which are commonly found in supermarket skincare brands.
Is TwinLight Covered By Medicare & Do You Offer Payment Plans?
An initial consultation is $65 (including GST).
Medicare rebates are available.
Payment plans are also available using both ZipPay and ZipMoney. Click here for more information.