Medlite C6 Laser Toning is a non-ablative method of skin rejuvenation that is designed to improve the skin’s quality and texture without damaging the epidermis.
Using wavelengths of light, laser toning is a procedure that stimulates normal repair mechanisms by creating deep heat in the skin. This dermal heating leads to a toning effect on the upper epidermis. It also softens fibrous scar tissue improving depressed scars and wrinkles from the bottom up.
What can Medlite Laser Toning treat?
MedLite Laser Toning is effective in:
Improving the quality and texture of the skin without damaging the epidermis
Improving fine lines
Shrinking pore size and improving acne
Decreasing the appearance of mild scars
Decreasing dermal pigment
Treating and maintaining Melasma
Reducing and maintaining fine, dark facial hairs
Treating follicular barbae (ingrown hairs)
**Results may vary from person to person**
Advantages of non-ablative Laser Toning?
The advantages of Laser Toning include:
No lengthy downtime
Quick treatments with minimal discomfort
Ability to treat all skin types and colour with little risk of pigment change
Progressive improvement over several months post treatment
Compatible with many other cosmetic treatments
**Results may vary from person to person**
Laser Toning is not ideal with the following characteristics:
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
Light sensitising medication
Light trigger seizures
Open wounds, eczema, dermatitis, active rosacea or active Herpes Simplex
Facial surgery in the last 12 months
Cancer or radiation therapy
Sunburn in area to be treated
Waxing, IPL, laser therapy or injectable treatments within the last week
Note: Please advise your doctor or nurse if you are prone to cold sores.
How many sessions do I need?
Everyone’s skin responds differently and is dependent on the initial condition being treated and the desired outcome, but most skin will need multiple treatments. On average Laser Toning requires 6-8 sessions at 2-4 week intervals for lighter skin types and 3-4 weeks for darker skin types.
What does it feel like?
During the Laser Toning procedure you may feel a prickling sensation and heating similar to mild sunburn.
How will my skin look?
Results will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the strength of treatment. However, most skin will experience mild redness and sensitivity for 24 hours. Some skin may also be prone to very mild purpura or bruising visible for 2-3 days.
If skin is incorrectly cared for, it can prolong the healing process and possibly lead to pigmentary changes in the skin. These are usually transient and resolve in 1-12 months. Patients must avoid heat and direct sun exposure for 48 hours post treatment.
Prices for Laser Toning are from $175 per treatment per area and will be discussed at the time of your consultation.
Two weeks prior to the procedure, you will be required to prime the skin with active ingredients to maximise treatment outcomes, assist in speeding up the healing time and reducing the risk of post laser complications.
A specific skin regime will be recommended to you at your initial consultation and will include AHA’s, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and broad-spectrum SPF 30+. For dermal pigment, we recommend the use of Ultra Ceuticals Brightening Range 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks post treatment.
Medlite C6 Laser Toning aftercare
For 5-7 days post treatment:
Do not exfoliate or pick at peeling skin
Do not use products containing AHA’s, BHA’s, Vitamin A (Retinol), astringents or exfoliating granules
Avoid vigorous exercise, saunas, chlorinated and salt water pools, steam baths and hot showers for 48 hours following treatment
Do not expose the skin to sun
Apply sunscreen daily
Avoid waxing, IPL, Laser or depilatory creams for 2 weeks following treatment
Apply moisturiser as required (skin is best to remain moist during this time)
Home Care Products to use for the following 2 – 3 days
For the first 3-5 days post procedure, it is important to avoid the use of exfoliating products and apply broad-spectrum sunblock daily. We recommend the following regimes depending on your skin type:
Normal/ Dry Skin Types
Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser/ Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser / Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser
Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum
Ultra Hydrating Lotion
Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+, SPF50+
If I am interested, what now?
Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. You do not need a GPs referral for this consultation. Or you can have a complementary consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses.
You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Dermal Therapist/Registered Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).