Does it hurt?
The Regenlite™ laser is non-ablative (i.e. it does not remove any skin), no local or general anaesthetic is required. There is little or no pain; most people describe a warm tingling sensation. For conditions that require higher settings, such as dark port-wine stains, a local anaesthetic can be used for patients who find treatment uncomfortable.
Am I a candidate?
Regenlite™ is suitable for all ages and skin types. A small number of patients will not be suitable, such as people who are pregnant or epileptic. Our fully trained qualified nurses will take a full medical history at your initial consultation to ensure treatment is appropriate.
I have heard that some people get burnt with laser or IPL treatment…
The nurses that operate our laser and IPL machines are fully trained and certified in their use. When used by trained professionals side effects are kept to a minimum and these machines do not burn the skin.
What can I expect after treatment?
Treatment times vary from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the treatment type and area covered. Sometimes some slight reddening or swelling can occur, and very occasionally small bruises can appear for a few days. Make up can be applied straight after treatment and you can go straight back to your normal routine.
How many treatments will I need?
This really depends on the condition being treated, the severity and the individual’s response to treatment. Some conditions, such as thread veins, can respond really well after just one or two treatments. Some things such as wrinkles and stretch marks often need a series of treatments, ideally two weeks apart.