Healthy-looking skin starts with a good skincare regimen from young. Skincare products such as cleanser, moisturiser, treatment products and sunblocks are essential to help skin look and feel its best. However, you might need to seek advanced options with a physician if you want more from your skincare routine, especially signs of aging have slowly appeared on your skin -- and lasers are usually the first procedure you may explore.
Laser Toning is a gentle laser which is able to break down and reduce excessive skin pigmentation, while stimulating the deep layers of the skin to produce collagen. It “tones” the skin with repeated sessions by increasing skin elasticity and suppleness. The best part is, it can be done on most body parts, not just on your face.
What is Laser Toning?
Many lasers used for skin rejuvenation are non-ablative, meaning they do not damage the skin’s surface. Q-switched Nd :YAG laser is the most popular non-ablative laser at the moment. The US FDA-approved Fotona QX MAX with this laser technology is built for performance with European innovations to make treatments safer and more effective.
Who should go for this treatment?
Laser Toning is recommended for those with:
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin tones
- Photo-damage skin
- Large pores
How many sessions are needed? How often?
Although you will notice results after your first treatment, non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation is a gradual process. Average 4 to 6 sessions, once every 3 to 4 weeks, will be required for an optimal result. Many patients choose to return for regular treatments every 2 to 3 months to maintain their great results.
Is the treatment painful? Is it safe?
No, this treatment is not painful and applying numbing cream prior to the procedure is optional. When used by experienced physicians, this laser treatment is very safe. This is suitable for most skin types except very dark skin type.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There is no downtime after this treatment. There will be mild redness which will subside within an hour. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
What do I need to avoid before and after the treatment?
It is very important to minimise sun exposure 2 weeks before and after the treatment. You should also follow the post treatment protocol carefully, which will be provided after the treatment. Certain skincare products such as acidic and Vitamin A creams need to be avoided for 3 to 5 days after the treatment.
Can I have laser therapy in combination with other aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin?
Yes -- many physicians combine laser therapy with other anti-aging tools to customize treatment for the needs of each patient. Laser toning can even been done on the same visit with injectable procedures.