Medical Aesthetic Centres

Laser Hair Removal | Alexandrite Laser

For Hair Removal: FDA Approved, the 755nm Alexandrite Laser is scientifically proven to be the most effective Laser to remove dark hair on light skins (skin types I-IV).

The laser also eliminates brown pigmentation, age spots, reduces fine lines, and rejuvenates the skin.

Laserderm prefers the Candela range of Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers: GentleLase and GentleMaxPro Laser. These lasers use Epidermal Cooling for maximum comfort and safety.

Wrinkle Treatment (Injectables)

This is the world’s most popular aesthetic procedure used to relax muscles preventing ingrained lines and wrinkles and can also be used to treat medical conditions.

Due to the muscle not exercising, the muscle bulk decreases over time, reducing the effects of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

A few injections are administered by a Laserderm aesthetic doctor. The treatment itself lasts for a couple of minutes while the results of these potent injections will decrease lines and wrinkles for many months post-treatment.

Typically used for:
  • Wrinkles on the forehead
  • Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • The frown between the eyebrows
  • Softening of the platysmal neck bands/ turkey neck
  • Plumping of the lips/ lip lift
  • Reducing gummy smiles
  • Nose lift / reduce nasal flare or widening of the nostrils
  • Severe underarm & hand sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) – jaw pain/ tooth grinding/ migraines

DermaFrac Micro-Needling

The Dermafrac Facial uses micro-needling to infuse high concentrations of naturally derived growth factor serums into the skin, which stimulates collagen production, leading to an improvement in the quality of ageing skin and a reduction in fine lines and crepey skin.

DermaFrac improves:

• Fine lines & wrinkles
• Ageing skin
• Uneven skin tone
• Pigmentation
• Enlarged Pores
• Dehydration
• Mild scarring
• Oily & Acne-prone skin
• UV Damage
• Epidermal density and strength
• Stretchmarks

Treatments available:

ANTI-AGING
A “super cocktail” of peptides that has the potential to stimulate collagen and fibroblast production and relax the muscles in a subtle, natural way

HYDRATION
Hyaluronic acid triggers intense hydration. A patented formulation using HylaSponge® technology may result in sustained hydration of skin

ACNE
Lactic and salicylic acids have the ability to help control acne outbreaks

InMode Lumecca | Anti-Ageing

Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities, and look years younger.

Lumecca is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3X more energy to treat vascular and pigmented lesions.

IMPROVED RESULTS FOR:

• Age spots
• Sun damage
• Port wine stains
• Facial and leg spider veins
• Redness and freckles
• Skin pigmentation

Lumecca is commonly used as a single session treatment for areas of the skin which have been exposed to the sun including the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a skin-care technique that uses tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Think of it as a gentle “sandblasting” of the upper cell layers, helping to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and leaving your skin fresh and glowing. The combination of abrasion and vacuum promotes the generation of new collagen, which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effects of ageing.

Microdermabrasion can be used alone but is usually combined with another treatment such as skin-rejuvenating serums or laser treatments, to give maximum effect.

Laserderm offers the most advanced, highest-powered medical Microdermabrasion systems and is specifically recommended for Dermatologists & Aesthetic Practices.

The procedure has proven to be clinically effective for:

• Post Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
• Dry or Oily Skins
• Fine Lines & Wrinkles
• Sun Damage
• Hyperpigmentation
• Acne (cleans pores & hinders future breakouts)
• Removes whiteheads & blackheads
• Enlarged pores
• Scar Tissue Reduction

Injectable Fillers

Soft tissue fillers are injectable gels used to temporarily ‘fill in’ lines and wrinkles, and restore lost volume.

A few well-placed injections can help erase years from your face and most people will never know you’ve had any help.

Various filters (e.g. Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Perlane®) are available and your aesthetic doctor will help choose the best one for you.

The procedure is quick. It usually takes less than 30 minutes. The benefits can be seen immediately.

What are fillers used for?

• Reducing permanent lines and wrinkles: With increasing age, the skin becomes thinner and thus more prone to folding and wrinkling.
• Enhancing natural beauty: Fillers can also be used to enhance and augment existing lips, cheeks, chin, etc.
• Replacing fat loss: Dimples caused by loss of fat cells can be replenished using dermal fillers to restore volume and thus a fuller face.
• Soft tissue fillers are injectable gels used to ‘fill in’ lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. A few well-placed injections can help erase years from your face and most people will never know you’ve had any help.

The effects of fillers are long-lasting but not permanent. Duration of results is dependent on many factors including such as skin type, lifestyle, age, and the degree of patient expectation of the injection technique. Generally, fillers last up to a year but some even as long as 18 months. Lip enhancement generally requires a follow up after 6 months.

Areas typically treated include:

• Frown lines
• Deep lines between your nose and lips
• Jowls
• Under eye hollows
• Lip enhancement
• Back of hands
• Décolletage (chest area)
• Hollow cheeks
• ‘Smile lines’
• Sleep lines
• Cheek wrinkles

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels make use of acid to lift away the uppermost layers of the skin, leaving fresh, soft, new skin behind.

Various products are used, including glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acid depending on the results required.

Chemical peels usually result in the skin becoming dry and flaky, before it peels. The depth of a peel and the downtime can be varied by your therapist or doctor.

BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL PEELS:

• Reduce fine lines & wrinkling
• Reduce uneven pigmentation
• Improve oily skin
• Aid in the control of acne
• Smooth & hydrate rough dry skin
• Improve dullness
• Improve the texture & tone of the skin
• Reduce pore size
• Reduce acne scars
• Lift sun damage
• Increase radiance and glow

Fraxel Dual Skin Resurfacing

Laserderm celebrates 13 years of Fraxel® and 8 years of Fraxel® DUAL with over 50000 treatments performed to date!

Fraxel DUAL is non-invasive, FDA cleared and clinically proven to be safe. Fraxel DUAL is for people who want to look good – and want real results without surgical downtime.

“Fraxel DUAL is most definitely the best laser treatment for abnormal pigmentation. We also now use it for hypertrophic scarring (known as keloids) including burn scars with great success. It is also safe to use on any area of skin and any skin type. Due to its popularity with patients, we are averaging between 60 to 70 treatments per month at our Illovo branch alone. Fraxel DUAL is an amazing breakthrough that has not been surpassed”. Dr. David Presbury, Dermatologist, Laserderm Illovo.

Fraxel has proven to get real results and can help reverse the visible effects of aging. With Fraxel, the laser creates a controlled injury in the underlying skin. The cells surrounding the injury immediately mobilise by rapidly producing collagen. The skin may appear ‘bronzed’ and red for a few days. Makeup can be applied.

The Fraxel laser treats about 20% of the skin with each session. The number of treatments necessary will vary from patient to patient depending on how much collagen remodelling is needed but generally, 3 – 5 treatments spaced over a 3 – 6 month period are required. A typical treatment takes 30 min.

Laserderm also offers CO2 Resurfacing for mature and damaged skins.

Fraxel® DUAL is effective on:

• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Crow’s feet and brow lines
• Surface scarring
• Pigmentation
• Age spots
• Brow Ptosis
• Lip wrinkling
• Stretch marks

LED Light Therapy

ADVANTAGES OF PHOTO-REJUVENATION:

• No heat, no side effects or downtime
• Non-invasive, non-ablative safe therapy
• No damage to sub-dermal tissue
• Relaxing and calming experience

PHOTO-REJUVENATION TREATS A WIDE RANGE OF DERMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS INCLUDING:

• skin texture and tone
• fine lines
• acne
• skin rejuvenation
• vitiligo
• wound healing post-surgery
• sun damage
• ageing
• non-melanoma skin cancers

Ultherapy | HIFU Skin Lifting

A quick, effective non-surgical face-lift using Ultrasound technology.

HIFU™ tightens, pulls and lifts those problematic areas – giving the appearance of a face-lift – without any surgery or downtime!

Video Ulthera™ is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound imaging and therapy. Its established technology makes it both safe and incredibly effective. Results include firmer, tighter, more fit-looking skin in areas of the face (saggy eyes, cheeks) and neck and an overall refreshed appearance as well!

As with sonograms, an image is projected onto a screen that both you and the medical practitioner can see. The sound waves then deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue while sparing the upper layers. Your skin’s response to the energy is to contract slightly right away, and then stimulate the growth of new collagen over time. A gradual tightening occurs, ultimately resulting in a natural, beneficial lift of facial skin tissue.

The procedure has an excellent safety profile, although painful it is tolerated without the need for an anaesthetic, and as sessions are only 30 minutes long the patient can return to his or her daily routine immediately. The only minor after-effects the patient might experience is the skin may appear a bit flushed or puffy immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear in a matter of hours.

Ultrasound therapy, trusted by doctors and expectant mothers everywhere for decades now adds a new dimension to aesthetic medicine and Laserderm’s patients were the first in South Africa to benefit from this incredible new procedure.

Erectile Dysfunction

Acoustic Wave Therapy is used to improve sexual function in men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction or Peyronie’s Disease. The treatment is drug and surgery-free, totally non-invasive with long-lasting results.

• Drug & surgery-free
• Improves sexual performance
• Totally non-invasive
• Increases sensation
• Long-lasting results
• Treats ED & Peyronie’s disease
• Simple in-room procedure