Unwanted skin pigmentation can often be severe to eliminate. There are a variety of creams, ointments, and at home devices to choose from, but none of them are every 100% effective. To get the best possible results, you have to go to the experts. At Enlighten Laser and Skin Care, we use the revolutionary Elōs Plus multi-application platform to perform Skin Rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatments (more commonly known as SRA treatments), proven to reduce pigmentation in as little as one treatment.
What is SRA Skin Rejuvenation?
SRA stands for Skin Rejuvenation Advanced, but it is also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Photofacial. It is used to safely and effectively fade or erase areas of unwanted pigmentation. Our trained professionals use Syneron Candela’s Elōs Plus system to perform SRA treatments. This application platform allows us to use multiple different SRA applicators in a range of sizes. With this, we can cover larger areas in less time, as well as tiny, hard to reach spaces that a bulkier application head could not reach. SRA combines the technologies of IPL with bipolar radiofrequency (RF) to achieve deep into the dermis to isolate the pigmented area treated, ensuring all surrounding skin is unharmed. The gentle pulses of these two energies allow for a better result, with the lowest possible amount of energy used, assuring a safe and comfortable treatment.
There are two ways in which SRA treatments work. The first is for darker pigmentation, in which the laser is attracted to the discolouration and draws it up and eventually out of the skin. The second is for any unwanted redness. In this case, the laser is attracted to the hemoglobin and heats the small veins until they retreat into the skin. These methods work for a variety of different skin concerns, all surrounding hyperpigmentation.
What can SRA Skin Rejuvenation treat?
SRA is highly effective in treating skin issues such as uneven skin tone, sun spots, age spots, melasma, birthmarks, brown spots, red spots, broken blood vessels, spider veins and even fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a useful tool for those who suffer from acne, as the laser can kill bacteria that leads to severe breakouts.
The procedure is quick and relatively painless. There is no significant discomfort or downtime. Patients can get back to their daily lives immediately following treatment. We recommend that you avoid sun exposure four to six weeks post-treatment, as the skin will be more sensitive to the UV rays. It is also important to wear sun protection daily, following treatment. Depending on what we treat, results can be noticeable after just one session. Most patients require two to four treatments, usually spaced at least three to four weeks apart. Our professionals will work with you and your schedule to determine a plan of action to ensure your SRA treatments are most active.
Aimee’s Success Story:
As Canada’s skin care experts, we put our absolute trust the in systems and products we use. So much so, we use them on ourselves. Enlighten Laser’s president and CEO, Aimee Avery, had a flare-up of post-pregnancy melasma after returning from her trip to Mexico. As the browning was becoming more and more pronounced each day, she decided to go in with a thorough SRA treatment to draw the pigment out of the skin. Immediately post-treatment the results were clear, with even better results just ten days later. After only one more treatment Aimee’s skin will be completely free of any pigmentation as if the flare-up had never happened.
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