Skincare and Rejuvenation

Thread Vein Removal

(Typified by a large single RED vein with several fine branches all along)

WARNING: This treatment works very well but causes surface scabbing that lasts for 10-14days.

The light is attracted to the target chromosphere oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. As the light is absorbed by the blood in the vessels, a heat reaction is caused which coagulates the blood and destroys protein in the wall of the vessel. The vessel then breaks down and the debris is removed by the body’s natural waste disposal system. Further the PHOTOCOAGULATION is literally sealing the veins and to prevent flow of blood into the area.

Spider Vein Removal/Rosacea

(Typified by a central red area with branches off the centre)

WARNING: This treatment works very well but causes surface scabbing that lasts for 10-14days.

The light is attracted to the target chromosphere oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. As the light is absorbed by the blood in the vessels, a heat reaction is caused which coagulates the blood and destroys protein in the wall of the vessel. The vessel then breaks down and the debris is removed by the body’s natural waste disposal system. Further the PHOTOCOAGULATION is literally sealing the veins and to prevent flow of blood into the area.

After Care

  • Slight erythema/redness is seen immediately after the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours or in some cases, a few days.
  • The area around the vessels that were treated will become oedematous and the swelling can last for 4 days.
  • You can advise the client to use intense cooling gel/aloe vera at home for the next 1-2 days to reduce this side effect.
  • Advise client to use minimum of SPF 30 for next 30-60 days.
  • Any pigmentation in the area will turn darker after the treatment creating a light crush, a ‘dirty look’ and will slough off in the next 7-10 days.

Have Realistic Expectations

  • Works best on skin types 1 White British -2 Italian/Spanish.
  • Treatment will give the most dramatic results with obvious thread veins.
  • Results will vary from client to client.
  • Top up treatments may be required in the future.
  • Remember the blood has to flow somewhere, so will look for places to go!

Facial Photo Rejuvenation

Light is gently pulsed into the skin creating a “mock” thermal injury. This provokes the skin into regenerating instantly and causes the blood vessels to give burn signals to the Collagen layer resulting in excess collagen production as the body naturally increases the levels of collagen to protect itself.

This will result in an overall cleaner and fresher more lively appearance to the top level of skin, and a plumper fuller overall look. Additionally, fine lines will also fade. The customer should leave with a slight colour and feeling of tightness to the skin. Repeat every 6 weeks as this is the time taken for the collagen fibres to restructure.

After Care

  • Avoid sun exposure or sun beds.
  • Wear at least a sun protection of SPF 30 or higher.
  • As with hair removal, should avoid any perfumed products or make-up, any direct sources of heat, swimming, the gym, or touching or picking at the area.
  • Slight erythema/redness may is seen immediately after the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours or in some cases 1-2 days.
  • The client can be advised to wear aloe vera at home for at least 24-48 hours to reduce this side effect.
  • Any pigmentation (sun damage, etc) will turn darker after the treatment creating a light crust, a dirty look and will slough off in 7-14 days. This is a good indication of the heating of the epidermis.

Active Acne

We all have lots of small glands just below the surface of the skin called sebaceous glands. These glands produce natural oil called sebum, which helps to keep the skin smooth and supple. When too much sebum is produced it causes a buildup of oil in the hair follicles and this creates an ideal environment for a bacterium called propionibacterium acnes to grow.

It is this bacteria that causes the inflammation and redness associated with acne. In severe cases cysts will develop beneath the surface of the skin, and if they rupture this can cause acne scarring.

Acne is most common in adolescents but can appear for the first time in the mid-twenties or even later. It can be very difficult to treat successfully with topical creams and gels or antibiotics, and can have devastating effects on self-confidence and self-esteem.

We aim to treat the root cause of the problem by targeting the bacteria that actually causes the infection. This non-invasive laser acne treatment is suitable for all skin types. It can be used to treat acne on the face, neck, back and chest and has been described as the most significant advancement in the treatment of acne in decades.

This is an extremely successful treatment that will keep acne under control the IPL laser destroys the gland to reduce acne reproduction, the bacteria in the skin are successfully destroyed and the acne is cleared leaving you with smooth, fresh, healthy looking skin. IPL also enhances our collagen replenishment application which helps reduce the risk of acne scars.

After Care

  • Slightly pink look, maybe a tingle for an hour – light use of Aloe Vera
  • Continue your regular skincare routine

Pigmentation - Age Spots/Sun Damage/Scarring

Light is gently pulsed into the skin creating a “mock” thermal injury. This provokes the skin into regenerating instantly, and when the crust naturally falls away the damage is vastly reduced, after.

After 4 sessions the area being treated will have completely rebuilt itself, showing little or no signs of any darkening to skin.

After Care

  • Avoid sun exposure or sun beds.
  • Wear at least a sun protection of SPF 30 or higher.
  • As with hair removal, should avoid any perfumed products or make-up, any direct sources of heat, swimming, the gym, or touching or picking at the area.
  • Slight erythema/redness may is seen immediately after the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours or in some cases 1-2 days.
  • The client can be advised to wear aloe vera at home for at least 24-48 hours to reduce this side effect.
  • Any pigmentation (sun damage, etc) will turn darker after the treatment creating a light crust, a dirty look and will slough off in 7-14 days. This is a good indication of the heating of the epidermis.

Contact us to discuss the Maintenance Packages on offer.

We understand that when looking into IPL laser hair removal, it can be daunting trying to choose the right company.

Jo and her staff want to make sure you’re completely happy, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or just want to chat about what we do.

Smooth Operator, 3 Lashbrooks Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AY, United Kingdon

07525 642361