Behind the Scenes
The treatment of acne using pulsed light is constantly gaining popularity among patients seeking a drug-free
alternative to treat this chronic, common skin disease. Acne affects up to 80% of individuals at some time in their life. SharpLight™ systems provide very satisfactory results in the treatment of mild and moderate inflammatory acne, by reducing the number of papules and pustules by 60-65%. This is achieved using three effective, safe and reliable clinical mechanisms: visible blue light absorption to destroy the bacteria, yellow light to coagulate the feeding blood vessels and infrared light to dry the lesions.
Light-based devices have been utilized in aesthetics for over two decades and the technologies continue to advance over the years to optimize the treatments and benefits that can be achieved. In addition, there is significant clinical data, collected over the years, that demonstrates the technological effectiveness of light-based devices when used by qualified specialists on carefully selected patients.
Both, the results and patients' experience may vary as with any aesthetic procedure. We recommend getting a thorough consultation with a specialist in order to find out what treatment options are right for you.
During the initial consultation appointment will be explained the benefits and advise on the contraindications and any possible adverse effects of the specific treatment while considering aspects such as lifestyle and the medical history. As with any energy-based technological devices, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and temporary side effects associated with the treatments. The risks are minimized by having a first consultation to ascertain whether you are suitable for treatment based on medical history and skin type, as well as carrying out a patch test with the recommended settings to prevent trauma to the skin.
Depending on the specific treatment and the treated area. The specialist will recommend the number of sessions in a treatment course based on the specific treatment i.e. hair reduction, body contouring, acne, skin illumination, tattoo removal, scars; as well as the size of the treated area. Results can be seen after the first sessions however it is important to keep in mind that satisfying, visible results are cumulative, and it is necessary to complete the full series of treatment sessions as recommended by the specialist to achieve long-lasting results.
SharpLight's advanced and safe devices offer excellent, lasting results with minimum discomfort in a relatively small number of treatment sessions. Specialists can personalize a comprehensive and detailed treatment plan to ensure outstanding results and a gradual improvement will be seen as the treatment course progresses.
Yes. Depending on the treatment, the specialist will provide a detailed list of both pre-treatment as well as post-treatment measures that need to be followed. These instructions may include: to avoid tanning, to avoid strenuous sport activities, to apply soothing creams / gels, to apply cold packs, to keep the treated area clean and in some cases covered with a dressing and to apply sun block SPF 30 or higher.
During the initial consultation appointment, the specialist will explain all the relevant aspects and explain the pre- and post-treatment instructions for the respective treatment.
It depends on which technology is used, the treatment performed, the area treated as well as the individual pain threshold. Patients experience various sensations and in cases also a degree of discomfort, stinging or burning sensation immediately after the procedure. During the initial consultation appointment, it is recommended to pose questions regarding the intensity of the treatment and ask for information on the possible sensations felt during the procedure. For example in tattoo removal treatments a topical analgesic may be used prior to the treatment.
To ensure a more comfortable and painless treatment, SharpLight's contact cooling tip is helpful in protecting the tissue by decreasing heating on healthy tissue thus preventing superficial skin burns.
It depends on the technology used as well as the treatment performed, in most cases there may be a temporary degree of tenderness in the area treated. Depending on the treatment, patients might show one or more of the following: irritation, itching, a mild burning sensation (similar to sunburn), redness, swelling, blisters, bruising and fragile skin to the touch. During the initial consultation appointment ask the specialist for a complete list of possible side-effects and safe skin care routine after the treatment.
It is necessary to wear the provided protective eyewear during all phototherapy treatment to prevent eye injury. Laser induced eye injury, caused for not using the recommended eye protection, may interfere with vision either temporarily or permanently, in one or both eyes.
Whenever treatments are considered, a face-to-face full consultation with the specialist must be scheduled first to cover aspects such as detailed, professional description and explanation of the treatment options, clarify realistic expectations regarding the results as well as the estimated number of sessions that would be required to achieve them. During the consultation, the specialist will go over the complete and specific list of potential risks the treatment course might pose, including contraindications, possible adverse effects and confirm the suitability according to skin type, lifestyle and medical history.
No. These are strictly phototherapy treatments and the length of each treatment will vary depending on the technology used as well as the areas and treatment performed.
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