Laser Cosmetic treatments can make enormous improvements to a variety of appearance problems.
The Cutera laser offers Genesis skin therapy. This is an innovative technology, an advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin. Treating conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture and fine lines. The Laser Genesis has also been scientifically proven to produce new collagen.
With the most advanced design, and a longer wavelength, the Cutera Laser Coolglide can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.
The Cutera also offers premium laser hair removal solutions for patients of all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design, allow effective, safe and permanent results.
Cutera Laser Pearl procedure combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat ageing and undamaged skin. Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and solar damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl like glow.
The Appearance Medicine team consists of highly qualified Registered Nurses and therapists who are supported by in-house Consultant Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists. This means that by having a procedure at Tristram Clinic you can be assured that your safety will be paramount, the products used will be Medsafe approved and that you are receiving a treatment by an extremely qualified team of individuals.
Please note: Late cancellation might incur a cancellation fee.
laser hair removal
Tristram Clinic has a Cutera Laser system that treats unwanted hair on the body. The Cutera laser system is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength and innovative cooling treatment head, allows extremely safe effective, permanent results.
The Cutera Laser Coolglide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples and bikini line.
Using the latest technology of laser hair removal, the Coolglide can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The Coolglide’s longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, the Coolglide can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the course hair on a man’s back. The Cooled hand piece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.
What do I do before the treatments
- Ensure that you are not tanned or using self-tanning lotions/spray in the treatment area.
- Ensure that the skin is not broken or infected.
- Please shave the area to be treated two days prior to the treatment.
- Do not wax the area within six weeks prior to the treatment.
- Read the list of photosensitising medications and discuss with Megan as necessary.
How many treatments
Most areas require 3-6 treatments, however, the number of Coolglide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors. Hair thickness, the areas treated and your own hairs’ growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases; growth, regression and resting phases. Coolglide treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
The area treated will most likely have some sensation, similar to mild sunburn, for a few hours. You should not experience any real discomfort or swelling but if this does occur, cool the treated area with an icepack wrapped in a damp soft towel. Apply this for 10-15 minute each hour for four hours.It is essential to protect the treated area with an SPF30+ sunblock every day for four weeks. Shower as normal, ensuring you apply a good moisturiser at all times. Deodorant can be used the following day after an underarm treatment. Do not wax, pluck or have electrolysis on the area being treated whilst having laser hair removal. Shaving is acceptable.The hair may appear to keep growing as it works its way out of the follicle over the two weeks following the treatment.
At Tristram Clinic we use Cutera Laser Limelight for treating brown spots, pigmentation and for skin rejuvenation.
laser for vascular problems
How does it work?
The Cutera Laser delivers pulses of light energy, which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel, which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be. The Cutera Laser can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins [or telangiectasia] can be treated quickly without bruising or complications. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with your medical professional will help you to determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How many treatments?
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, colour and size of the vessels being treated. Individual results may vary.
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising, and in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information about the benefits and risks of treatment.
Laser treatments for treating vascular problems are quoted at $150 – $400 per session. For small lesions or extremely minor treatments such as spider naevi on children, the cost is at the technician ’s discretion. Generally there will an initial charge and then no further costs after that, but this will be discussed at the time of the first consultation.
Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by ageing and sun damage. It is also a very effective treatment to consider for post-operative scarring or for scarring left by teenage acne.
The technology of Laser Genesis makes this treatment very suitable for darker skin as well as Asian skin types. Often people with this skin type can struggle to find a suitable treatment as some treatments can cause unwanted side effects such as hyper- or hypo – pigmentation. The most common areas to be treated are the face and neck, forehead and cheeks, although great results can be achieved on most areas of the body. Diffuse redness is a commonly treated problem that is often associated with a skin condition called rosacea. Laser Genesis will help the appearance of redness by gently treating and reducing find blood vessels.
One of the most exciting things about Laser Genesis is that the treatment itself is very relaxing and therapeutic. There are very few treatments available that can have such great results without having to endure discomfort or down time! In fact you can return to work or normal activities immediately following treatment. Side effects following the treatment are very rare, with the most common noted being a slight redness that normally disappears within a few hours of treatment.
Laser Genesis will leave your skin rejuvenated and refreshed, restoring its youthful glow. Contact Megan today to see if Laser Genesis is suitable for you. Initial consultations are complimentary and we always welcome your enquiries.
Phone 07 838 1035 or email us on [email protected].
How many treatments?
One-off treatments will result in subtle changes but dramatic improvements can be seen after a series of treatments. On average one might require 4 – 6 treatments in order to achieve optimal results. At Tristram Clinic personalized treatment plans are created for each patient ensuring the best possible results according to their individual needs and budget.