IPL & Laser

At Thrive Skin Clinic we use a high quality TGA approved dermatology laser which can treat a range of conditions. We have attended extensive education and training courses and have a cautious and responsible approach to treating skin conditions such as:

  • Acne

  • Rosacea / redness

  • Hair reduction

  • Pigmentation- age spots, uneven tone, melasma

  • Stretch marks

  • Surgical scars

  • Dark tattoo removal

  • Vascular lesions including spider veins

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

 

Bookings

We have a variety of treatments available and you may be unsure which one is best for you. We offer a complimentary consultation and can recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Pricing

Each laser treatment varies in price. Please read below for specific information.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a light treatment that breaks down pigmentation and redness, creating more even skin tone and improving the texture of skin. IPL is ideal to treat rosacea, age spots and sun-damaged skin. Our IPL is medical grade- it is not the same as IPL in a beauty salon.

Our machine has several light filters which allows us to target specific areas of the skin, leaving surrounding healthy areas intact. This reduces the risk of thermal damage and burns which may occur when using a less expensive machine. We also have a blue light acne filter which can be used to target active acne breakouts.  

Special considerations

  • It is essential you avoid tanning products and sun exposure for the 2 weeks leading up and after to your treatment.

  • We advise at least 2 weeks of prescribed skin care before and after your treatment. This will enhance efficacy and recovery.

  • Avoid active skin care for up to a week after your IPL- we will advise you on a suitable skin treatment during our consultation.

  • To prolong your treatment outcome, we advise a daily home maintenance program with active ingredients and suncream.

 

Bookings

Procedure time
from 20 mins depending on treatment area

Recommended plan
Initial patch test then monthly sessions over 2 - 3 months. Maintenance every 6-12 months.

Planning
Plan your treatment at least a week before a special event. 

Downtime / aftercare
Redness and swelling for up to 48 hours post treatment. Pigment may increase in after treatment and then fall off/fade. Clean mineral makeup can be applied immediately.

Pricing

Example prices for common treatments:

  • IPL Full face $200

  • IPL Face, neck & decolletage $450

Hair reduction

 Packages

Discount of 20% for 3 prepaid sessions

 


Non-Ablative Fractionated Laser (ResurFX)

ResurFX is a non-invasive laser therapy that penetrates the deep layers of the skin to induce collagen remodelling. This reduces the appearance of fine lines, pores, scars and stretch marks and improves skin texture. It will rejuvenate the whole faces and is also suitable for the neck, chest and other body area. 

Non ablative Fractionated Laser treatments have  less downtime compared to traditional fractionated treatments and most people return to work after a few days - perfect for a Thursday or Friday treatment. 

ResurFX can be done in conjunction with IPL in a process known as Photofractional rejuvenation. This reduces superficial pigment, improves texture and stimulates collagen which is why it is fast becoming our favourite anti-ageing treatment. 

Special considerations

  • Combine ResurfX with PRP for improved recovery and skin rejuvenation.

  • It is essential you avoid tanning products and sun exposure for the 2 weeks leading up to and after your treatment. We also advise at least 2 weeks of prescribed skin care before and after your treatment. This will enhance efficacy and recovery

  • If you have had a cold sore in the treatment area we advise using antiviral medication before and after your treatment. Talk to us about this before your appointment

  • Avoid active skin care for the week after your Resurfx- we will advise you on a suitable skin treatment during our consultation

  • To prolong your treatment outcome, we advise a daily home maintenance program with active ingredients and suncream

 

Bookings

Procedure time
1 hour including application of topical anaesthetic

Recommended plan
Initial patch test then monthly sessions over 2 - 3 months. Maintenance every 12 months.

Time before special event
Plan your treatment at least 2 weeks before a special event

Downtime / aftercare
Mild- moderate redness and swelling for 2-3 days. Skin may appear red/sunburnt for 5- 7 days. Clean mineral makeup can be applied after 24 hours.

Pricing

From $250 per session

Example prices for common treatments:

  • Full face $450

  • Face, neck & decolletage $900

  • 1/3 Face $250

Packages

Discount of 20% for 3 prepaid sessions 


Carbon Laser Facial

Carbon Laser / Charcoal Cleanse by Amanda

The Carbon Laser Facial or ‘Hollywood Facial’ is a Q switched NdYag laser procedure that is used in conjunction with a natural carbon cream. Carbon acts as a photosensitiser and assists to remove impurities from the skin as well as heating deeper layers of the epidermis which stimulates collagen remodelling.

The Carbon Laser Facial produces a smooth, glowing complexion, with minimal downtime. This laser facial treatment improves enlarged pores, blackheads, deep skin pigmentation (melasma) and texture. The Carbon Laser Peel can be done before a big event to help promote radiant skin and exfoliate the skin. The Q switched laser is also used in conjunction with Dr Grant’s compounded Hyperpigmentation cream to combat melasma and break up deep dermal pigment.

Special considerations

  • No preparation required

  • A daily home treatment with active ingredients and sun cream is encouraged to maintain healthy, beautiful skin

  • Not suitable if pregnant or breastfeeding

 

Bookings

Procedure time
30 mins

Recommended plan
3 treatments, 1 every 2 weeks then monthly as desired
 

Time before special event
3 treatments in the 6 weeks before an event with the final treatment the day before. 

Downtime / aftercare
Mild redness for up to 1 hour

Pricing

From $170 per session

Packages

Discount of 20% for 3 prepaid sessions 

Melasma Package: $720 save $379

  • 6 sessions Q switched laser

  • Hyperpigmentation cream


Vascular Laser

Multispot NdYag laser specifically targets red pigment and small vascular structures such as leg veins, cherry angiomas, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), rosacea and capillaries.

After the laser has broken down the blood vessel the pigment is cleared by your immune cells and lymphatic system. Some vessels disappear almost immediately while others, such as those on the legs, can take up to 12 weeks to clear.

Several sessions are required for full treatment. 

 

Bookings

Procedure time
We book in 15- 30 minute blocks 

Recommended plan
Varies- monthly for facial vessels. Leg veins every 6-10 weeks

Planning
At least 2 weeks prior to a special event

Downtime / aftercare
Redness and bruising are common

Pricing

  • up to 15 minutes: $125

  • 15 - 30 minutes: $225

  • Spot Treatment: $50 (if additional to another laser treatment)

Packages

Discount of 20% for 3 or more prepaid sessions

 


Laser Tattoo Removal

Q switched NdYag laser works well for dark tattoo removal. This type of laser uses ultrashort pulses to target dark pigment, causing the colour pigments to vibrate, heat up and break into small particles. These particles are then naturally dissolved by your body’s immune system, leaving the surrounding skin intact.

It takes time to remove a tattoo, do not expect immediate results! Amateur tattoos will fade more quickly and may be erased in a few sessions. 

Special considerations

  • Avoid tanning products and sun exposure for 2 weeks before & after your treatment

  • Not suitable if pregnant or breastfeeding or for very dark skin

  • Suitable for dark tattoo colours only

  • Tattoo removal requires local anaesthetic, which we compound ourselves to ensure the best result. In addition, Dr Grant can inject local anaesthetic into the area prior to you treatment.

 

 

 

Bookings

Procedure time                                        Procedure is brief- a few minutes for a small tattoo. Allow 1 hour for topical anaesthetic, you can apply this yourself for repeat treatments. 

Recommended plan
Sessions every 4 – 10 weeks depending on the site.

Planning
At least 2 weeks prior to a special event

Downtime / aftercare
Post treatment your tattoo area will need to be managed carefully to avoid infection. We will give you information on this.

Pricing

Price varies with size:

  • 1/2 business card size: $50·

  • business card size: $80

  • ¼ A4 $130

Packages

Discount of 20% for 3 prepaid sessions

Discount of 25% for 6 prepaid session

Discount of 25% for 6 prepaid sessions