IPL & Laser

At Thrive Skin Clinic we use a high quality TGA approved dermatology laser which treats a range of conditions. All our staff have attended training courses and hold Laser Safety Certificates. We have a cautious and responsible approach to treating skin conditions. As a medical clinic, Dr Grant is able to combine laser treatments with medications to get the best outcomes.

  • 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

In general laser treatments are not suitable for women who are pregnant, breast feeding or clients who have taken (Roaccutane) in the last 6-12 months.

 

Packages

Laser treatments are generally not standalone treatments. We offer a discount of 20% for 3 prepaid sessions, please discuss this with us during your consultation. This does not apply to any seasonal or one off special packages.


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 and prevent active acne breakouts.  

Special considerations

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

  • For IPL hair reduction the area must be completely hair- free. Please wax or shave night before. Do not pluck the hair or the treatment will not work.

  • Avoid active skin care until your skin has normalised after your treatment.

  • You may also want to apply “nummit” or ELMA cream to the area 60 and 30 minutes prior to your treatment. This can be purchased from us for a small fee.

 

Bookings

Procedure time
Takes 20- 30 mins depending on treatment area. The IPL will feel mildly uncomfortable, like an elastic band hitting the skin. You can use a topical anaesthetic to reduce the discomfort.

Recommended plan
We may advise an Initial patch test depending on the treatment area and the your skin type. IPL is done every 2-4 weeks for 3-5 sessions. Active acne and severe rosacea require more sessions.

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

Downtime / aftercare
Expect redness and swelling for up to 48 hours post treatment. Dark pigment may increase after treatment and then fall off/fade after a few weeks.

Pricing

Example prices for common treatments:

  • IPL Full face $200

  • IPL Face, neck & décolletage $450

  • A medicare rebate may be accessed for clients with severe rosacea where redness is visible at 3 metres.

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  • Bikini & Underarm $69

  • Brazilian & Underarm $79

  • Chin & Upper Lip: $50

  • Other areas POA

     


Non-Ablative Fractionated Laser (ResurFX)

ResurFX is a non-invasive laser therapy that penetrates deep layers of the skin to induce collagen remodelling. This improves skin texture by reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, scars and stretch marks.  It is suitable for the lines around the mouth and eyes, neck, chest and other body areas. Our Resurfx laser is especially useful to treat acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and for general skin rejuvenation.

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. 

Special considerations

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

  • 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

  • We often advise combining with PRP for improved recovery and skin rejuvenation.

  • We advise at least 2 weeks of prescribed skin care before and after your treatment to enhance efficacy and recovery. Avoid active skin care for the week after your Resurfx- we will advise you on a suitable skin treatment during our consultation

 

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 (eg cheeks, around the moth or eye areas).


Carbon Laser Facial

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

 

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

Intensive Pigment Package

· 6 sessions of Q switches laser treatments, medical peels and consultation/hydroquinone script $650 save $389


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)

A medicare rebate may be accessed for clients with congenital vascular lesions e.g. port wine stains, vascular birthmarks. Your suitability for this will be assess during your consultation.

 


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 40% for 6 prepaid session