Introducing Emerge Laser – Shire Cosmetic Sydney
An estimated 2 million people undergo non-surgical cosmetic treatments each year. Laser skin treatments are one of the newest approaches to skin rejuvenation. They improve skin quality and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and pigment irregularities. New technologies allow even more control over this process, leading to shorter downtimes and more dramatic results.
One of the newest cosmetic lasers is the Palomar Emerge laser. It is a recent addition to the cosmetic treatments available at Shire Cosmetic Medicine, and we are among one of the first practices in the country to offer this new treatment.
How the Emerge Laser Works
During the treatment, controlled pulses of laser energy penetrate your skin and heat up the tissues. Afterwards, the body’s natural healing mechanism rebuilds the treated skin by forming new elastin and collagen. These are the building blocks of youthful-looking skin, which are naturally lost in the ageing process. By replacing the natural collagen and elastin, the result is stronger, smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Emerge is both a fractional and non-ablative laser treatment. These features mean that it treats the skin in a less aggressive manner than other laser treatments. Emerge uses multiple columns of laser energy with the small gaps in between left intentionally untreated. This method is known as ‘fractional’ laser because it treats a fraction of the skin’s surface. It is preferred because it results in a faster, more predictable recovery.
The Emerge laser is also non-ablative. This means that it does not destroy the outermost layer of skin, unlike other types of cosmetic lasers, which work by vaporising the outer layer of skin to expose the healthier skin layers underneath. As a result of the Emerge laser’s non-ablative nature, the recovery process is shorter, and there is a reduced risk of side effects such as infection.
Unlike other cosmetic lasers, the Palomar Emerge laser is designed for optimum control over the treatment process. It has multiple light delivery modes and pre-set treatment parameters, enabling our practitioners to deliver a personalised treatment. Each preset parameter can be customised through manual adjustments, allowing for an expanded range of settings. This allows the treatment to be tailored to your specific concerns, whether you wish to focus on smoothing wrinkles, reducing pigment irregularities or blemishes, or general skin resurfacing.
The Emerge laser is most often used to treat areas on the face. It can also be used on the neck, chest or hands, which frequently show wrinkles and pigment changes. The Emerge laser treats stretch marks, scars, fine lines and moderate wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin texture issues, and other blemishes on the skin’s surface.
What happens during the treatment?
It takes approximately one hour to conduct a full-face treatment with the Emerge laser. During this time you may experience minor discomfort.
Although many patients notice visible results after their very first treatment, for optimal results three to five treatments, spaced about 3 weeks apart, are recommended.
After treatment with the Emerge laser, patients find their faces are red and a little tender for several days. Some flakiness may be observed as the body sheds the outermost layer of skin to reveal the younger and healthier-looking skin underneath. These side effects can be concealed with moisturisers and make-up.
Following each treatment, you can resume your daily activities immediately. There is no downtime, making this a popular ‘lunchtime’ treatment for people seeking more youthful-looking skin but don’t have days to devote to a lengthy recovery process.
Am I a suitable candidate?
This treatment may used on most adults who are in good overall health. Schedule a consultation today to find out whether the Emerge laser is right for you.
Posted on 16 Sep 2013