MedLite C6 Laser
Although there are many types of lasers available in the marketplace today, the MedLite C6 Laser is used at Reflection Medi Aesthetics because of its efficiency and effectiveness on specific conditions. The MedLite is one of the most advanced lasers available for removal of tattoos, areas of pigment such as age spots, and specific birthmarks. It delivers short, rapid, high intensity pulses of light with maximum capability for destruction of melanin targets. The combination of the short wavelength and rapid light pulses results in maximum removal of pigmented areas while preserving surrounding skin.
What is the MedLite C6 Laser?
A world-renowned and trusted laser system, the MedLite C6 sets the gold-standard in treating epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions. The MedLite C6 is perfect for treating a wide variety of skin blemishes and common pigmentation disorders. These include: Solar lentigenes (age spots), cafe-au-lait lesions, and dermal melanocytosis (Naevus of Ota, aberrant Mongolian Spot). It can also help with concerns of Acne Scarring and Tattoo Removal. Many lesions are safely and quickly removed within 1 to 2 treatment sessions.
What can this laser do?
Treatment for Pigmented Lesions
As time goes on, almost everyone experiences the appearance of brown spots on the skin such as freckles and age spots, most commonly noted on the hands, neckline, and face. These spots are called pigmented lesions and can now be dramatically reduced or completely erased. The MedLite C6 Laser is one technologically advanced method of treating this condition. The specialized light produced by this laser is absorbed by the pigment, destroying it, and resulting in lightening or completely eliminating the spots. In most cases, only one to two treatments are required for optimal results.
Treatment for Severe Acne
Studies have shown that it can effectively reduce and eliminate severe acne. Treatment for acne targets a compound called porphyrin produced by the P.acnes bacteria (the bacteria related to acne). The laser targets porphyrin, leading to the formation of free radicals which ultimately eliminate the P.acnes bacteria.
Studies, featuring follow up assessments at three months, have shown that laser skin treatment expedites the healing of existing acne lesions as well as reduces the frequency and severity of new breakouts. Two treatments per week are recommended, totaling approximately 5 to achieve desirable results. Thereafter, treatments are performed on an as-needed basis.
MedLite C6 Laser treatments can produce improvements in skin with mild to moderate scarring from acne by stimulating collagen production, the support structure of the skin. At reflections Medi Aesthetics, MedLite procedures will be used in combination with other technologies such as Therapeutic Peels or Microdermabrasion and Medi Facials treatments to effectively treat this condition. Multiple treatments would most likely be needed in order to create improvement of the affected areas.
For those who may have changed their minds about the symbolism or content of a tattoo, the MedLite C6 Laser is the gold standard of tattoo removal without scarring. The light energy emitted from this laser passes into the skin and is absorbed by the ink of the tattoo, causing the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which are removed by the body’s natural filtering system. There are various types of tattoos including professional, amateur, and surgical tattoos. In addition, a great variety of inks may be used in a range of colors. All ink colors can be removed in most cases, with the exception of green and yellow, which in many cases are difficult to erase completely. Multiple treatments are normally needed to remove most tattoos depending on the amount, type and color of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin. In many cases, a 95% fading of the tattoo can be accomplished.
For proper evaluation of your tattoo and the course of action for removing it, please request a Tattoo Removal Consultation by calling us at +65 6285 2080 or email us to schedule your free consultation
What can I expect?
The process starts with a consultation, which is free of charge. The Doctors at Reflections Medi Aesthetics will be able to give you an estimate of the number of treatments which will be necessary to fade or remove the area of concern. The area under treatment is shaved, cooled with ice packs and a topical anesthetic gel is applied.
Energy from the MedLite laser is very well absorbed by cells containing excessive concentrations of pigment – and not well absorbed by normal tissue – so the MedLite stimulates your body to eliminate the unwanted excessive pigment while having little or no effect on other tissues or on normal skin color.
If the area to be treated has a fresh sun tan or has been treated with self-tanning lotion, it is best to wait a couple of weeks for the tan to fade before having treatment, because the tan will absorb and waste some of the laser energy intended for the pigmented lesion. A fresh sun tan could also absorb enough laser energy to increase the risk of skin irritation or blistering.
If you take alcohol or vitamin E during the week before your pigmented lesions are treated with the MedLite laser there might be a bit more bruising in the treated area.
Most people find that MedLite laser of pigmented blemishes is not particularly painful – each pulse of laser light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band, or tiny specks of hot bacon grease on the skin. There may be less discomfort if a second treatment is needed, because as the freckles and age spots fade there is less pigment to absorb laser energy.
Most patients do not require anesthesia, but ice packs, anesthetic creams or local anesthetic are used if necessary. If there is a large or sensitive area to be treated, painkiller medication can be taken to manage your pain threshold before laser treatment. No other special preparation is needed. The high power of the MedLite C6 allows large diameter, deeply penetrating laser beams to be used, and will help to speed up the resolution of your pigmented lesions.
Treatment sessions may last 15-45 minutes. After each session, cool compresses and a soothing gel is applied to the area. A pink or reddish painless discoloration of treated areas is to be expected, usually lasting several hours. You may be asked to avoid sun exposure for a short time afterward, depending upon the area treated and also to apply post treatment medi-skincare products. Specific instructions will be provided at the time of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
About 60%-80% of common freckles and age spots are ligther after one treatment. Some need a second treatment, and a few need to be treated more than twice. Some blemishes do not disappear completely, but will be significantly lighter in color after treatment.
How well your lesions respond depends on several factors. Superficial lesions such as freckles and age spots tend to respond more quickly as compared to deeper, more complex lesions such as the Nevus of Ota . A more precise estimate of treatment duration will be available at the time of your initial consultation.
MedLite Laser is recommended for the following conditions:
- Tattoo removal
- sun and aging spots
- Acne Scar Reduction