A non-invasive, gentle laser treatment that breathes new life into tired, dull or damaged skin.
Laser resurfacing is a common and highly effective treatment loved by patients globally; you may also know it as laser surgery or laser peeling. This style of cosmetic treatment uses energy to penetrate through layers of the skin causing microdamage, which then heals into new, fresh skin with reduced appearance of redness and wrinkles, that feels firmer and more hydrated and plump.
Expect very different results and periods of downtime with all the different laser device options available however, which is why our doctor-led team has selected the innovative Secret DUO for our patients. We feel this device represents a truly remarkable advancement in resurfacing technology, balancing the fantastic results we want to see with the least amount of downtime possible.
The Secret DUO’s 1540nm fractional erbium glass laser combines several laser technologies, that is both non-invasive and non-ablative, working deeply within the skin while preserving the superficial layer of the epidermis. There’s no two-week downtime off from work treating open wounds as you’ll often get from a traditional ablative laser – simply the best results possible with only some temporary redness as a side effect.
‘1540nm fractional erbium glass laser’ is quite the mouthful however, but each part is an important piece that works toward these fantastic results. The laser works at a 1540 nanometre wavelength within the skin; which has a deeper tissue effect than most traditional lasers. ‘Fractional’ refers to the laser beams themselves, which can be customised to target a small or large percentage of the skin’s surface offering a solution for all patients alike.
The Secret DUO device also delivers radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments, which can work in tandem brilliantly with laser resurfacing. Read more about the benefits of RF microneedling here.
The Secret DUO device can also be used to treat spider veins. The term “Spider Veins” refers to small red or blueish veins on the surface of the skin that resemble the strands or circular pattern of a spider web. They can appear anywhere on the body but are most common on the legs and face. Spider veins don’t heal or fade with time. Thankfully they are not dangerous, but most people find them unsightly and want to cover them up or reduce their appearance. Veincure is used to treat veins that are red in color. The Secret DUO produces radiofrequency energy that heats up and shuts down the capillaries. The small surface spider capillaries can be identified and targeted. A tiny probe is inserted superficially into the skin and short pulses of radio-frequency heat are delivered. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired effect. Most common areas to be treated are the face, especially nose, cheeks and chin. Our skin therapist will assess your skin and discuss a treatment plan with you. She will identify which veins are suitable to be targeted and advise you on the number of sessions that mat be required. The procedure may also be combined with our Erbium glass laser to reduce general background redness if that is one of your concerns.