Who is suitable for treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people, however, best results are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less chance of side effects.
Is it Painful?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary, but most describe it as a very quick hot pinprick.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small blister may form and there could be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments typically take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the type and size of lesion. Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.
Will I need a patch test?
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.