Non Invasive Treatments
While Laser hair Removal is by far the most common procedure done around the globe and locally, procedures like Botox and non-permanent dermal fillers (containing Hyaluronic Acid) have been gaining great popularity among both female and male patients. Rapidly growing in popularity are the laser-assisted treatments for rejuvenation purposes, for stretch marks and acne scars. Anti-cellulite treatments remain on top of the list of pre-summer treatments.
Modern-day life demands solutions that deliver instant results without compromising effectiveness and quality
All You Need to Know
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Here you’ll find an overview of common questions regarding specific services.
Laser Hair Removal
Am I a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Both men and women seek laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair. Hair removal is commonly done on most areas of the body with the exception of the area around the eyes. Laser technology works by targeting melanin, the dark pigment in hair. Therefore, it works best on darker hair and pale skin.
How many treatments will I need?
In order to achieve optimal results usually 6-8 treatments are required. These treatments need to be spaced apart by 6-12 weeks depending on the area treated. The time between treatments is dictated by the growth cycle of the hair. For instance facial hair has a much shorter growth cycle than body hair, so if laser is done on the upper lip the treatments can take place with less time in between.
What do I need to do to prepare for a laser treatment?
A couple of things are important to keep in mind. First of all, you should refrain from removing hair by its roots for at least 6 weeks prior to the scheduled laser treatment. This means no waxing, plucking or epilating. In order for the laser to work, the hair follicle needs to be intact. Secondly, the area that is going to be treated should be shaven 1 day prior to the laser session.
Is SmoothShapes™ safe?
Yes. SmoothShapes™ is an FDA-approved treatment for cellulite reduction. There will be no permanent change to your body. As with all cellulite treatments, the effects will only last temporarily.
What can I expect during a SmoothShapes™ treatment?
Your SmoothShapes™ session will be a mostly comfortable experience. You will be treated while lying down on a massage table. Your SmoothShapes™ professional will treat the area with laser and light energy, and a suction massage. This will be a comfortable sensation for most since it feels like a warming deep tissue massage.
Which part of my body can benefit from SmoothShapes™?
SmoothShapes™ can be used anywhere on the body, although it is most frequently used to treat cellulite on the hips, buttocks, stomach, and thighs.
What are fillers and what can they do for me?
Dermal Fillers are used for various purposes such as softening of folds and wrinkles, enhancement of shallow contours, and the plumping of thin lips. The Restylane® fillers we use are a gel based on Hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that exists naturally in your body. The gel is injected into the skin through a needle or cannula.
Are the dermal fillers you use safe?
We only use Restylane® fillers since they are the most tried and tested HA dermal filler available today. Over 20 millions treatments have been performed worldwide since 1996. Performed by one of our highly experienced specialists it is a very safe procedure with minimal risks.
Who will be treating me for dermal fillers?
At Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre your dermal filler injections will always be carried out by a fully qualified surgeon or plastic surgeon.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® is a brand name for Botulinum toxin A, a substance that makes muscles relax. The injected muscle can’t contract anymore since Botox® blocks the signals from the nerves and so the expression lines and wrinkles associated with this muscle will disappear. Botox® injections will only work on wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and natural ageing will not respond to Botox®.
How long will a Botox® treatment last?
Performed correctly by one of our specialists the effects of Botox® will on average last 4-6 months. Over time your body will produce new receptors and neurotransmitters that will cause your muscles to contract again.
What are the side effects of Botox®?
Most commonly there can be some temporary bruising. Also, in rare cases, a headache can occur that will last from 24 to 48 hours.
Laser Vein Treatments
What is laser vein treatment and what can it do for me?
Laser treatment for veins can be beneficial for various conditions such as spider (thread) veins, broken veins, thinner varicose veins, and rosacea. The laser is a focused beam of light, producing heat that damages the vein, causing it to produce scar tissue. This scar tissue closes the vein and the vein loses its blood supply and subsequently fades away.
What can I expect after treatment?
The first couple of hours after the treatment you could expect some redness in the treated area. Direct sunlight should be avoided and we recommend the use of SPF 50+ sunscreen especially when the treatment was performed on facial or other exposed body areas.
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
There will be very little discomfort during and after the treatment. Light discomfort might occur in specific cases especially when the particular veins are a bit deeper under the skin.
How many treatments will I need? Is treatment permanent?
A couple of treatment sessions are usually sufficient. While the veins treated will not reappear, other new spider veins might appear in the same areas and will need to be treated.
What is sclerotherapy and will it work for me?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins by injecting a specific solution into the vein. The solution will cause the blood vessel to swell and the blood to clot turning the vessel into scar tissue over time. This way the vessel won’t be visible anymore.
If you’re pregnant we can’t perform sclerotherapy. Likewise, in cases of more serious underlying heart conditions, our specialist will assess if you’re a suitable candidate for this kind of treatment or not.
Can I exercise after treatment?
You should avoid intense activities that put pressure on the treated area (like heavy lifting or jogging) for a few days. On the other hand, walking around and light exercise that stimulates blood circulation are encouraged.
Which acne do you treat?
We treat both active acne and acne scars, however, these require a different treatment plan. Active acne is treatable with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) with PDT and usually 1-3 treatments are recommended. For acne scar reduction we use the Affirm Fractional Laser which stimulates collagen production in the underlying layers of the skin. Here we recommend 5-6 sessions for achieving optimal results.
Will I get rid of my active acne permanently?
IPL treatment with PDT for active acne gives excellent long term results. Our consultant dermatologists will advise you on outcomes which depend on the type and severity of your acne.