Laser Clinic Adelaide - Cosmetic Laser Treatments
Welcome to Advanced Cosmetic Medicine and Laser Clinic. ACM are experts in the field of Cosmetic Laser and specialise in laser treatments for;
- Laser Pigmentation Removal
- Laser Skin Lesion Removal
- Laser Facial Rejuvenation
- Vascular Laser
- Laser Hair Removal
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we use the Gold Standard in cosmetic lasers, the Excel V Coolglide Laser by Cutera. The Excel V Laser is only available for use by doctors specialising in cosmetic medicine for cosmetic laser procedures.
1) Optimal wavelengths
The Excel V laser uses 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths. These wavelengths are optimal for treating red, brown, purple and blue colour lesion.
2) Proven results
The Excel V + laser has been proven over many years to be effective at treating pigmented and vascular lesions.
3) Safer treatments
The Excel V + laser employs the use of the collide headpiece. This helps to protect the surrounding superficial epidermis by using pre, parallel and post cooling.
What to Expect
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, our Excel V and Excel V+ Cutera laser devices can treat many different skin conditions. However, the treatment experience and procedure are generally the same, with the only difference being the laser’s settings, which are optimised to target your specific concerns.
All patients are given protective eyewear for the treatment to protect their eyes from the Excel V’s light. Our laser treatments do not require anaesthetic or topical numbing creams, as most patients find the Excel V’s gentle warmth a somewhat therapeutic and relaxing experience. If hair is present in the treatment area, this will be shaved, and the skin is cleansed to prep the skin for the laser.
Our Excel V laser device is then passed over the face in a methodical, even manner, and this is where you will feel a gentle warming sensation as if the sunlight is hitting your face. Depending on the extent of the concerns being treated, our laser treatments may only take 15 – 20 minutes but, in some cases, can be longer.
Your skin may appear red or flushed, and it may feel as if you have sunburn. Some swelling may also occur, but these are all typical post-treatment laser experiences. A cold compress may be applied to the treated area to ease the redness and swelling and minimise any discomfort. Patients being treated for pigmentation lesions such as brown spots, freckles, or sunspots, may notice their lesions are darker in colour. This is a regular occurrence with laser treatments as the lesions begin to flake and peel off.
How it works
What is the Excel V by Cutera?
At ACM, we use the Excel V and Excel V plus devices created by Cutera for all our laser treatments. The laser device is one of the most versatile on the market, utilising state-of-the-art laser technology that can be adjusted to different wavelengths to target a vast array of skin conditions. The laser can be changed to other laser lights and wavelengths that work to penetrate different skin layers and is entirely non-ablative, meaning the skin’s surface will not be damaged in any way.
The Excel V devices can also have attachments such as the Genesis V, used for Laser Genesis treatments, and the Coolview, which provides more precise laser targeting whilst using sapphire cooling to optimise the patient’s comfort.
What laser treatments does ACM offer?
We offer several laser treatments designed to target various skin conditions present in patients with every skin type and tone. Our laser treatments include:
- Laser Genesis – Using the Excel V+ laser by Cutera, a microsecond 1064nm wavelength of laser energy gently heats the upper dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This treatment is designed to diffuse redness, reduce scarring, eliminate fine lines, and reduce other skin lesions such as hyperpigmentation.
- Vascular Laser – With our Excel V laser, this treatment utilises a high-power green laser specifically designed to treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and skin discolouration. Blood vessels in the skin absorb the laser light, which heats and eliminates these vessels.
- Pigmentation Removal – This treatment utilises the Excel V Cool Glide laser at 532nm wavelength of light to specifically target pigmentation lesions present in the skin, including age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, moles, and other dark pigmented lesions.
What conditions can our laser treatments target?
Our laser treatments can help reduce and eliminate the following skin concerns:
- Age spots
- Spider and leg veins
- Port Wine stains
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Volume loss
- Skin laxity
What results can I expect from laser treatments?
Patients should expect a significant reduction in whatever skin concerns they wish to treat, with smoother, tighter, and brighter skin.
Pores will appear smaller, and the results will gradually improve your complexion over time as collagen and elastin production are stimulated in the skin. This will smooth and plump out any scars, fine lines and wrinkles present in the treated area.
The heat from our Excel V and Excel V+ lasers also has antibacterial benefits and can not only reduce the appearance of acne but can also prevent further breakouts from occurring.
Pigmentation concerns caused by the overproduction of melanin, such as age spots and sunspots, may appear much darker at first after your laser treatment, but this is part of the removal process. They will gradually crust over and flake off entirely, leaving smooth skin with no imperfections.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.
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How many treatments will I need?
This will vary for every patient, depending on their skin concerns, their desired outcomes, and how well the treatment will work. Some darker pigmentation lesions may require several treatments to dissipate their appearance fully, and other treatments may require multiple sessions to ensure patients experience the laser’s full benefits.
Are there any risks or complications involved with laser treatments?
No cosmetic treatment is without the possibility of risks or complications occurring, and we always ensure patients are fully aware of the potential risks before going ahead with any treatment. Some complications have a very rare chance of occurring. So long as patients follow their pre– and post-treatment instructions, they should experience mild side effects, which are expected, and recover fully from their treatment to enjoy their enhanced appearance.
Am I a suitable candidate for laser treatments?
Our laser treatments can be catered to individuals of all skin types, tones, and conditions. However, for individuals with deeper skin tones who have pigmentation, scarring, or other skin lesions, we recommend our Laser Genesis treatment as the Excel V+ laser emits wavelengths suitable for darker skin tones.
We do not recommend any of our laser treatments to pregnant or breastfeeding individuals or who have recently had direct sun exposure causing sunburn.
Are any of the laser treatments painful?
None of our laser treatments are painful or uncomfortable for our patients. The gentle warmth of the laser as it slowly passes over the skin is often a therapeutic and relaxing feeling for our patients. Some laser treatments also have the added sapphire cooling technology that will cool your skin before and after the laser is emitted, ensuring patients do not feel especially hot or uncomfortable during the treatment.