The experts at Skinfluencer explain why energy-based treatments can transform the skin.


In the past, treatments utilising laser energy were approached with trepidation, as the side effects such as burning, coupled with significant downtimes were too common for comfort. But in the past two decades, as the aesthetic industry continued to develop advanced, game-changing technology that offer transformational benefits to the skin, two notable facts have emerged. Fact one: not all technology is created equal. It is important to understand what technology is suitable for the condition you wish to address, because some technologies are not suitable for some skin types or conditions. Fact two: any technology must be in trusted, expert hands to offer real benefits and to protect your skin’s health. The wrong technology in the wrong hands can often cause more harm than good.

With so many different technology-based treatments, it can be difficult to navigate the techno-speak and to know what is right for your skin. In fact, there is usually not a one size fits all solution for optimising skin health and achieving your skin goals.  Skinfluencer utilises several technologies in our treatment protocols so that we can combine and layer energies to optimise results.

Using a non-thermal, photomechanical light source paired with ultra-short—one trillionth of a second long—pulse durations, PicoGenesis is an advanced, non-thermal way to treat pigmentary concerns without damaging the surrounding tissue, while remodelling the skin for true revitalisation. It can be used to treat sun damage, melasma and pigmented lesions.

Secret RF is a novel fractional radio frequency (RF) microneedling system designed to stimulate and remodel collagen, address the common signs of ageing and refresh the appearance of skin on all skin types. Uniquely, Secret RF can deliver energy at various depths, so that treatments can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, photo ageing and striae at the depth required.

An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment can repair and balance the skin’s overall health. The market leader currently is Cutera’s LimeLight, which can be customised for different skin tones and ageing conditions, treating sun spots, vascular concerns, as well as balancing the texture and tone of the skin.

The presence of complimentary laser technologies such as Nd:YAG and Er:YAG in one laser system is a brilliant industry development as they can be utilised in different combinations to create different treatment protocols. These different treatment modalities can offer resurfacing and lower-level skin tightening, proven to transform the skin inside and out  and promote an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles and skin quality.

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