Laser Treatment at Northern Sydney Dermatology

At Northern Sydney Dermatology we have up to date, cutting edge laser technology and the latest innovative techniques to treat scarring, rosacea, leg veins, facial redness and pigmentation.  The lasers are also beneficial in achieving skin rejuvenation.

How Laser works

A laser delivers an intense burst of light on to the skin and this is of a single wavelength. Different cells in the skin absorb different wavelengths. So depending on what wavelength of light is emited by the laser depends on what cell in the skin is targeted. The aim is to target only the problem cell and to leave the surrounding tissue unharmed. For instance blood cells absorb a certain wavelength and so a laser that emits this wavelength is able to treat vascular lesions.

There are many lasers available but at Northern Sydney Dermatology only medical grade lasers are used. We offer both the V Beam Perfecta® Pulsed Dye Laser and the GentleMAX® Laser. Combining both of these lasers enables Northern Sydney Dermatology to offer multiple wavelengths of 595nm, 755nm and 1064nm. This unique combination allows us to effectively offer a range of services including removing unwanted hair, leg and facial veins, fine lines, vascular lesions and pigmented lesions.

These two lasers are fast and and also comfortable. This comfort is due to the dynamic cooling method, or DCD. This delivers a cooling mist on to the skin just before the laser pulse is emitted. This mist helps to protect the skin to minimise side effects and increase comfort during treatment.

Northern Sydney Dermatology also has Fraxel® Fractional Laser Technology which is effective in the treatment of:-

  • Fine lines and wrinkles – like crow’s feet and brow lines
  • Surface scarring – erasing effects of acne and other scarring
  • Pigmentation – minimizing the appearance of age spots
  • Sun damage – helping heal dangerous skin damage
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK) – a common pre-cancerous skin condition

Our staff are trained to meet the highest of standards expected by our dermatologists.