What is acne?

Acne treatments are not just for the reduction of the acne itself but also for the reduction of scarring and pigmentation caused by the acne resulting in a smooth and flawless complexion.

Many who suffer from acne go to great lengths to rid themselves of it, often resorting to prescribed products which can have many unsavory side-effects. Blackheads, pimples, nodules and cysts caused by acne can vary from mild to severe, but this physical condition can have quite an impact on your self-confidence.

Many skin problems are associated with the external environment, but Acne it may also be caused by hormones.

We offer a wide range of effective clinically proven acne treatments, to treat each form of acne. To distinguish which treatment would most benefit you, we highly recommend coming in for a free consultation with our Aestheticians.

Laser Pigmentation Treatment FAQs

How Does It Work?


A laser is a high-energy beam of light that can precisely transfer this energy into certain tissues within the skin. These beams of light are produced in one wavelength or colour at a time, and can vary in terms of their strength and the type of tissue that they can target.

Lasers used on a variety of pigmented (discoloured) skin problems can direct their heat towards a desired target in the skin which results in “damage” to particular tissues that are precisely heated and destroyed by the laser without harming surrounding areas.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light systems differ from lasers in that they can deliver hundreds of wavelengths (or colours) in each burst of light. Certain filters are used that target these flashes of light so that they work in a similar way to lasers causing heat damage to the particular skin problem.

What Can I Expect In Treatment?

Skin is thoroughly cleansed and then either the Laser or IPL hand-piece is passed over the skin, working through a section at a time. You may feel some slight discomfort while the treatment is being carried out Skin is cooled throughout the treatment either through an attached cooling pipe with Laser treatment or ice packs and rollers with IPL treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects?

The area may swell slightly and feel hot (like a sunburn) for a while after laser treatment, and it might be red and swollen for the rest of the day. Occasionally scabs may form on the treated area, which will fall off in time. Brown spots can become darker within a day, they will fade over about 12 to 18 days.

How Many Treatments Would I Need?

Depending on the severity and type of pigmentation a single session may yield the desired results, however it can take up to 6 sessions.

What Results Can I Expect To See?

Everyone heals at various rates depending on the depth of treatment, the particular areas treated and your own health and condition. Noticeable results are typically seen in a few weeks and darker or pigmented patches will be noticeably lighter or completely removed.