Laser Procedure’s



What to expect at a Laser procedure

The specific steps and expectations for a laser procedure can vary depending on the type of laser treatment and the area of the body being treated. Below is a general outline of what you might expect during a typical laser procedure:

Consultation: Before the laser procedure, you will likely have a consultation with a qualified healthcare professional or a dermatologist. During this consultation, they will assess your medical history, discuss your concerns and goals, explain the laser treatment options available, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Pre-Procedure Preparation: On the day of the procedure, you may be asked to arrive with clean skin, free from makeup, lotions, or other skincare products. Your healthcare provider may also apply a numbing cream or local anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Eye Protection: If the laser treatment is being performed near your eyes, you will likely be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light.

Laser Treatment: The procedure itself involves using a medical laser device that emits concentrated light energy. The laser is applied to the targeted area, where it interacts with specific tissues, such as pigmented spots, blood vessels, or hair follicles, depending on the type of treatment.

Sensations During the Procedure: You may feel various sensations during the procedure, such as warmth, tingling, or a snapping feeling as the laser pulses. The level of discomfort can vary depending on the type of laser and the individual's pain tolerance.

Duration: The duration of the procedure can range from a few minutes to over an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area and the complexity of the procedure.

Post-Procedure Care: After the laser treatment, your healthcare provider will provide post-procedure care instructions. This may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, applying post-procedure creams or ointments, and following any specific aftercare guidelines.

Recovery and Downtime: The recovery period can vary depending on the type and intensity of the laser treatment. Some procedures may require little to no downtime, while others may involve a few days of redness, swelling, or skin flaking. Your healthcare provider will inform you about what to expect during the recovery period.

Follow-Up Appointments: In some cases, follow-up appointments may be necessary to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.

It's essential to have realistic expectations about the results of the laser procedure. Some treatments may require multiple sessions for the best outcome. Additionally, results may take time to fully manifest as the body's natural healing process takes place.

Aftercare Laser Procedure

After undergoing Erbium laser or Juliet laser treatments, it is crucial to follow specific aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote healing and achieve the best results. Here are some general aftercare guidelines for both Erbium and Juliet laser procedures:

Erbium Laser Aftercare:

Sun Protection: Avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when going outside. Sunscreen should be applied every two hours and reapplied after swimming or sweating.

Moisturize: Apply a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer to keep the treated area hydrated.

Avoid Scratching or Picking: Do not scratch, pick, or peel the treated skin, as it can lead to complications and delay healing.

Cool Compress: If you experience mild discomfort or swelling, you can use a cool compress to soothe the area.

Avoid Harsh Skincare Products: Refrain from using products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) until your healthcare provider advises otherwise.

Avoid Heat: Avoid hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs for a few days after the procedure.

Patience and Time: It may take several days to a week for the treated skin to heal completely. Be patient and allow your skin to recover naturally.

Juliet Laser Aftercare:

Rest and Hydration: Get plenty of rest and stay well-hydrated following the Juliet laser treatment.

Avoid Intercourse: Refrain from sexual intercourse for a few days or as advised by your healthcare provider.

Avoid Tampons: Use pads instead of tampons for the first few days to reduce the risk of infection.

Discharge and Odor: Some discharge and a mild odor may be normal for a few days after the treatment. If you notice any concerning changes, contact your healthcare provider.

Follow-Up: Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments as directed by your healthcare provider.

It's important to note that individual healing times may vary, and some patients may experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, or mild discomfort after laser treatments. If you have any concerns or experience unexpected symptoms, don't hesitate to contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Remember that these are general guidelines, and your specific aftercare instructions may differ based on the type of laser treatment, your skin type, and your medical history. Always follow your healthcare provider's advice for the best post-treatment care and optimal results.

Informed consent

Informed consent is a crucial process before undergoing an Erbium laser procedure. It involves a comprehensive discussion between the patient and the healthcare provider to ensure the patient understands the treatment, its benefits, potential risks, and alternatives. Here are some key elements that should be covered during the informed consent process for an Erbium laser procedure:

Explanation of the Procedure: The healthcare provider should describe the Erbium laser procedure, including its purpose, how it works, and the intended outcomes.

Benefits of the Procedure: The potential benefits of the Erbium laser treatment should be discussed, such as skin rejuvenation, improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, reduction of acne scars, and overall skin texture improvement.

Risks and Complications: The patient should be informed about the potential risks and complications associated with the Erbium laser procedure. These may include temporary redness, swelling, blistering, scarring (rare), changes in skin pigmentation, infection, and a small risk of adverse reactions to anesthesia or numbing agents.

Expected Downtime and Recovery: The patient should be informed about the expected downtime and recovery period after the Erbium laser treatment. This may involve redness, peeling, or swelling that can last for several days to a week or more.

Pre-Procedure Preparations: The patient should be given instructions on how to prepare for the Erbium laser procedure, such as avoiding sun exposure, discontinuing certain skincare products or medications, and following any specific pre-procedure guidelines.

Alternative Treatments: The healthcare provider should discuss alternative treatments for the patient's specific concerns, as well as the benefits and risks associated with those alternatives.

Realistic Expectations: The patient should have realistic expectations about the results of the Erbium laser procedure. The healthcare provider should discuss the level of improvement that can be expected and any limitations of the treatment.

Pain Management: The healthcare provider should explain how pain or discomfort during the procedure will be managed, which may include the use of topical anesthetics or other pain relief measures.

Recovery and Aftercare: Detailed instructions on post-procedure care and aftercare should be provided to the patient to ensure optimal healing and results.

Consent for Treatment: The patient should provide written consent indicating that they understand the information provided, have had an opportunity to ask questions, and willingly consent to undergo the Erbium laser procedure.

It's essential for the patient to have ample time to ask questions and seek clarification during the informed consent process. If the patient decides to proceed with the Erbium laser treatment, the healthcare provider will proceed with the procedure in accordance with the patient's consent and medical history.

Informed consent is a critical aspect of medical ethics, and it ensures that patients are empowered to make well-informed decisions about their healthcare and treatments. If you have further queries prior to your consultation, please email bookings@hermedical.com.au

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Fees



Laser

Consultation Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
Initial Consultation $95.00 $41.20 $53.80
Stretch Marks $250.00 $0.00 $0.00
Juliet $1490.00 $0.00 $0.00
Ebrium Facial $250.00 $0.00 $0.00

FAQ



What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

We requested that all cancellations are made within 24 hours where practical.

Cancellations in less than 2 hours or failure to attend will result in your deposit being retained as a cancellation fee.

Is the procedure painful?

Juliet Laser is generally well-tolerated by patients and is considered a virtually painless procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, but topical anesthetics or cooling techniques are often used to minimize any sensation during the treatment.

How long does the laser session take?

A typical Juliet Laser session usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes, making it a quick and convenient procedure for patients with busy schedules.

Is there any downtime after the procedure ?

One of the advantages of Juliet Laser is that there is minimal to no downtime. Patients can usually resume their regular activities immediately after the treatment. However, it’s essential to follow any specific aftercare instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of Juliet Laser treatments required can vary depending on the patient’s specific condition and goals. In many cases, a series of 2 to 3 treatments, spaced a few weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results. Maintenance treatments may be advised as needed.

Are there any side effects?

Juliet Laser is a safe procedure with few reported side effects. Some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or a sensation of warmth in the treated area, but these typically resolve quickly.

It’s important to note that in case of any side effects, signs of infection, or concerns related to the treatment, patients should contact the clinic immediately. Signs of infection may include:

  1. Fever
  2. Persistent pain or swelling
  3. Redness or warmth at the treatment site
  4. Unusual discharge or drainage

For prompt assistance, please call us at 5616 8070. Your well-being is our priority.

 

What is Erbium Facial Laser?

Erbium Facial Laser is a type of laser treatment used for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. It utilises an erbium-doped laser to remove damaged skin layers and promote collagen production, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

What skin concerns does Erbium Facial Laser address?

Erbium Facial Laser can effectively address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, acne scars, uneven skin texture, and mild to moderate skin laxity.

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