Laser Procedures

Are Laser and IPL (or E-Light) the same thing?

CHIC-Laser-Hair-Removal copyNo, IPL or intense pulsed light is not a laser as it emits a broad-band of light frequencies rather than a single wavelength. Since IPL emits a broad-band of light frequencies, it tends to be less selectively attracted to the hair follicle in relation to the skin. Therefore, the probability of burns and skin pigmentation problems after treatment is higher than with laser systems.

E-Light is IPL combined with RF technologies and not laser either.

True lasers only emit one single frequency at a time, which allows them to target a particular hair type on a particular skin type. This means that, if you have chosen the correct laser and wavelength, you will have a safer and more effective result for your skin type and hair type.

IPL is akin to a pocket knife, with lots of different functions, but none that it truly does well, and lasers are akin to a set of chef knives, each one made for an individual purpose and is highly specialised to that task.

CHIC has invested in various true laser machines ensuring that you receive the most safe and effective treatments possible.

Why should Laser Treatments be carried out by Medical Doctors?

Some medical conditions and medicinal products are a contraindication to laser treatment and one can only be safe if a proper consultation and treatment is carried out by a qualified medical doctor trained in the field of aesthetics. Moreover, the reaction needs to be monitored closely by the doctor to ensure safety. Not all treatments are the same; amongst others, clinical endpoint may vary according to skin colour, sensitivity of site/s to be targeted, skin reaction, patient comfort and particular issues associated with every patient. It is important that a proper consultation and test patch are carried out.

Is Laser Hair Removal effective on Light Coloured Hair?

Conventional laser technology is unable to treat light coloured hair as laser targets pigment, which light hairs have very little of.

CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics has the eLase machine where the hair shaft and follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revolutionary elōs combination of bipolar radio frequency and 810nm diode laser energy.

Radio frequency is not selective towards pigment therefore elōs is proven to remove lighter coloured hair, on all skin tones. To achieve a successful outcome on lighter hair colours, more treatments may be needed compared to darker hair colors.

Is Laser Hair Removal safe in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

CHIC pregnancy LHR copyDuring pregnancy and breastfeeding hair growth and skin changes are common. Increased amounts of hormones are the culprit for the annoying skin and hair problems. Because of these changes, women often desire laser hair removal or skin treatments during these times.

There are no long term studies that evaluate the safety of laser hair removal during pregnancy therefore we avoid it due to the delicate nature of pregnancy.

With respect to breastfeeding, there is absolutely no harm to the breastmilk from laser hair removal therefore it is a completely safe procedure for breastfeeding mothers.

How can skin pigmentation be treated with lasers?

Our lasers can be used for the treatment of skin pigmentation and have minimal or no impact on normal skin. This is possible due to the process of selective photothermolysis. This is a term that describes how a particular laser wavelength is attracted to pigmented lesions, and only minimally to the normal skin to allow selective removal of a lesion. This allows the laser to selectively disrupt the pigment with minimal or no damage to surrounding skin.

How are veins and vascular lesions treated with lasers?

Unsightly veins can be treated at CHIC, whether on the face or legs, using laser or other methods depending on their type and size. CHIC has specialized wavelengths and hand-pieces to target small spider leg and deeper facial veins effectively. The laser wavelength penetrates through the skin and the energy is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the leg/facial veins closing them down. It generally takes 1 to 2 treatments spaced with at least a monthly interval to improve the appearance of leg/facial veins. Some of these veins disappear immediately during treatment, but some can be partially disrupted and take a few weeks to reduce.

 

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Malta International Airport,
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