At Enhance Aesthetics, we offer a large range of laser treatments to treat a wide range of common concerns. Whether you want to treat congested skin, unwanted hair, thread veins, pigmentations, wrinkles and fine lines, stretch marks or scars. We will recommend a treatment that will be right for you.
Enhance provides their clients with:
A test patch is required at least 4 – 7 days before treating with IPL and Hair Removal Lasers. The cost is £20 but this fee is redeemable upon your first treatment.
This is a gentle intense pulse light laser to stimulate collagen production and will therefore improve the firmness and overall texture of the skin long term. Collagen and elastin fibres provide support and structure to the skin.
With our age collagen starts to diminish causing fine lines and wrinkles. Photo-Rejuvenaion activates the fibroblaststo produce more collagen and elastin, leaving your skin firmer, smoothe and fresher looking.
As the course of treatment progresses the collagen cells are continually activated and the collagen comes to the surface and helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
Intense Pulsed Light systems release precisely controlled short pulses of light that stimulate fiberblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. In addition, specific lesions such as thread veins, age spots and freckles can be targeted resulting in a more uniform complexion. The skin becomes firmer, appears more radiant and enlarged pores are reduced. Nd:YAG Laser may be selected to target deeper lines and promote further collagen production.
The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a mild relaxing skin peel or microdermabration is often performed before the IPL treatment to maximise the results. Exfoliating the skin to remove the top layers of dead skin leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. A thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light applicator is placed on to the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The handpiece is then moved to the neighbouring area until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eyewear is provided.
Treatment is suitable for most people except very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) or freckles.
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anesthesia is required.
The skin may be quite red and slightly swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely a small blister may form and there can be temporary lightening of the skin. However, most people feel no side effects and any skin reaction disappears within a few hours.
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack is applied after treatment to calm the skin. You may see darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off leading to a more even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collegen is produced within the dermis.
Skin Rejuvenation – treatments are carried out every 2-3 weeks and 6 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter top up treatments are performed as required but typically once or twice a year.
Pigmentation / Thread Veins – The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the lesion but typically 1 – 3 sessions are required at 4 – 6 week intervals.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. There is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
Pigment removal for sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation. These are often associated with skin ageing and over exposure to the sun or sunbeds. Generally these age spots pose no health risk, however they can be unsightly and create a patchy, less youthful appearance. Freckling and age spots are successfully lightened or removed with Laser or Intense Pulse Light.
IPL release short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within sun spots, freckles or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of melanin rich cells.
A layer of gel is applied to the treatment area. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eyeware will be provided.
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large dark moles should not be treated nor lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage or freckles.
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and no anesthesia is required.
The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With IPL the lesions may appear darker and more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away. With laser treatment an initial whitening of the area is seen and quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following weeks.
The skin that surrounds the pigmentation may become red initially after treatment. Most people experience no further side effects and the redness usually disappears within a few hours to a few days. very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
The length of the treatment will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but a typical session will take between 10 and 30 minutes.
The number of treatments will depend on the size and type of the pigmented lesion but typically 3 sessions are required at 4-6 week intervals.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.