FAQ's


How does PicoSure Laser skin rejuvenation work?

The PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation treatments combines PicoSure’s ultra-short pulses of energy with the Fractionated Focus Lens to provide the benefits of a Fractionated/Fraxel Laser Treatment with almost no downtime. This combined action helps to address the specific skin concern while rebuilding collagen and elastin fibres within the skin, leaving your skin feeling youthful, fresh and with a healthy glow.

What skin concerns can be treated?

The PicoSure Focus Lens array has been FDA Approved to treat:
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
 This treatment is also excellent for anyone wanting to reduce the appearance of Melasma.The focus lens gives an all over skin refresh that firms and tones the skin, and can clear any unwanted sun damage and help to reduce pore size.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required is determined by the concerns you want to treat. For most clients we recommend starting with a course of 6 treatments, however clients treating specific concerns such as Melasma or Acne Scarring may require more treatments depending on the extent of the damage.A personalised treatment plan will be created for you at your FREE consultation with one of SILK’s technicians.

How often can I treat?

With the PicoSure you are able to treat as often as every week if you like, but most clients will have a treatment every 2-4weeks for optimal results.

How long do I have to wait to see a result?

For most clients their skin will feel firmer directly after the treatment and the full effects of the treatment can usually be seen approximately 3-5 days after the treatment.

How long do the results last?

For most clients, using the prescribed home care products, the results can be very long lasting with many clients reporting notable changes for months after their course of treatments has been completed.

What can I expect from the Consultation?

At your initial consultation you will be asked to arrive 10mins prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure you have ample time to complete the necessary paperwork prior to being taken through to one of our treatment rooms. Your SILK technician will then discuss the following with you to ensure you have complete understanding of the treatment plan, this includes:
  • Visual assessment of your skin
  • Discussion regarding any previous treatments
  • How the laser works
  • How to prepare for your treatments
  • How to care for your skin to ensure lasting results
  • Possible adverse reactions
  • Personalised Treatment Plan outlining all pricing options
 In most cases you can proceed with your first treatment at the time of the consultation, however should there be any ‘red flags’ in your consultation your SILK Laser Specialist may advise that a Test Patch be performed prior to commencing your treatments.

Who will be performing my treatment?

At SILK Laser Clinics all of our technicians are Laser Safety Certified and have extensive knowledge of the skin. As the PicoSure Laser is the most advanced technology available, our technicians have undergone rigorous training to ensure your safety and results.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

It is essential to avoid sun exposure or solariums for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment and throughout your treatment plan. Any form of exposure can increase your risk of burning, blistering and pigment changes within the skin which includes post inflammatory hyper, darkening, or hypo, lightening, pigmentation.It is also important to avoid the use of fake tans prior to your treatment and ensure the area is free from any artificial pigments, including makeup, the day of your appointment.

Is the treatment painful?

As with all laser treatments some discomfort will be felt, however most clients are able to tolerate the treatment well. For all treatments the Zimmer Cooling System is used to cool the treatment area which reduces the discomfort felt by the client.SILK Laser Clinics also allow a longer treatment time which means your Laser Technician will be able to take the care necessary to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment.

Can I apply numbing creams prior to my treatment?

No. Because these creams or gels are often water based they create a barrier over the skin, even when thoroughly removed. This barrier prevents the full effects of the laser being able to penetrate to the target matter reducing the results of the treatment.

What can I expect after my treatment?

Directly after the treatment the area will feel very similar to sunburn with the skin being red and hot to touch. For most clients this response will usually last 2-12hours, but in some cases can last up to 48hours after your treatment. Should you notice these affects for longer than 48 hours post treatment, please contact your clinic.

What steps must I take to care for my skin after the treatment?

The SILK Soothing Gel is a must have for all laser clients, it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. SILK recommended that this be applied to the treatment area at least each morning and night for 7days after your treatment, it is also advised that you bring the SILK Soothing Gel to your appointments as you will want to apply is generously throughout the day after your treatment.It is also advised that you avoid hot showers, baths, pools, spas, steam, sauna and the gym for at least 48hours post treatment, this may be extended if the treatment area is still feeling warm or irritated.

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