Wrinkle Treatment in Sydney
For wrinkle treatments in Sydney, look no further than Heber Davis. Our cosmetic clinic is located in a convenient and accessible Broadway/Ultimo location, and our wrinkle treatments differ from those of our competitors in several ways, the most important being the level of professional expertise and experience that we have.
With more than 20 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, we are able to provide our clients with the best treatments, so you know that you will get nothing less than quality wrinkle treatments when you choose Heber Davis here in Sydney.
What are the benefits of wrinkle treatment?
Our wrinkle treatment will effectively and efficiently treat your lip lines to produce great and lasting results. Erbium laser resurfacing is the perfect, permanent treatment for you if you want a long-lasting solution to your lip lines.
What’s involved in wrinkle treatment?
You will receive a 60-minute session of Erbium laser lip treatment. We will give you dental anaesthetic blocks in order to completely numb your lip.
What’s the required downtime for wrinkle treatment?
You will have to take a week off from work and social engagements. After the treatment you can use makeup to camouflage the treated area until it heals.
What is the cost of wrinkle treatment?
Wrinkle treatment for the upper lip costs $750, while treatment for the upper and lower lip costs $1500.
Laser skin resurfacing for wrinkles evolved in the mid to late 1990s, and has remained the gold standard wrinkle treatment for those who want a permanent solution, especially for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, and for acne scarring.
Cosmetic laser skin resurfacing treats wrinkles and scars by precisely vapourising layers of wrinkled skin until a smoother and more uniform skin appearance is achieved. The procedure may also be referred to as laser skin rejuvenation because of its anti-aging benefits, or laser peel because the damaged layers of skin are peeled away.
Here at Heber Davis in Sydney, all of our laser resurfacing treatments are performed by qualified cosmetic doctors only.
Key features of our wrinkle treatment:
- Treatment performed in our rooms (no general anaesthetic)
- One to two weeks of downtime
- Ultimate precision resurfacing for wrinkles and scars
- Skin tightening with wrinkle removal
What is the Erbium laser?
The Erbium:YAG laser is an infra-red resurfacing laser used for the treatment of wrinkles, especially those around the mouth and eyes, and acne scars. The first generation resurfacing lasers were known as CO2 resurfacing lasers. These have largely been superseded because of their unacceptable side effects, leaving the Erbium laser as the treatment of choice because it involves less risk and reduced downtime.
How does it work?
The Erbium laser emits a beam of light that precisely heats and vapourises skin and tissue instantaneously. This promotes a localised intense regenerative reaction that leaves surrounding skin almost completely untouched.
The laser is computer controlled to treat only a fraction of a millimetre of tissue at a time, providing a degree of control and precision that allows your doctor to treat only as deeply as needed. Wrinkles are removed and new skin quickly regrows in their place.
Over the weeks following treatment, new collagen is laid down and this results in an overall smoother, brighter, and naturally rejuvenated complexion.
What does wrinkle treatment involve?
Our wrinkle treatment procedure is performed in our clinic at Broadway, Sydney. Light sedation and numbing injections ensure that your comfort is maintained during and after your skin resurfacing procedure.
The resurfaced skin will be red, swollen and moist immediately after the treatment. These effects subside within days, during which time a bland emollient cream is applied to speed up the healing process.
Healing is usually completed within 7 to 10 days, allowing a return to work in 1 to 2 weeks. Some pinkness can persist, especially in fair skinned people, for a number of weeks. This can be covered by makeup until the skin returns to its natural colour.
Most patients are happy with the result of a single treatment, though occasionally a second treatment may be required after six months. Results are long lasting and improvements persist for years.
What are the limitations of wrinkle treatment?
Erbium laser resurfacing is not intended to remove deep folds or facial sag. Facelift surgery remains the procedure of choice for facial sagging.
Are there any risks to wrinkle treatment?
As with any laser intervention, the potential exists for unpredictable short term darkening of pigmentation, especially in olive skinned patients, activation of preexisting cold sores, other infections, prolonged redness that may need to be camouflaged with makeup, and scarring.
What are the contraindications for wrinkle treatment?
- Active cold sores or other infections in the area to be treated
- Moles or suspicious lesions
- Use of Roaccutane within the previous 12 months
- A tan, either natural or artificial
- Vitiligo, any history of abnormal healing, tendency to keloid formation, connective tissue disease, auto-immune disease or immunosuppression, or uncontrolled diabetes
How successful is this wrinkle treatment procedure?
Our experience indicates excellent results not just for wrinkles around the mouth, but also for sun damaged skin and superficial blemishes such as benign moles, acne and other scars, nodules, skin tags, age spots and keratoses. Results are long lasting and treatment usually does not need to be repeated.
Are there any alternatives to wrinkle treatment?
Chemical peels and dermabrasion can also improve the appearance of wrinkling and skin texture, but are less controlled and consequently more risky. Dermal fillers and muscle relaxant injections provide temporary improvement in the appearance of wrinkling with no downtime.
Erbium laser may also be combined with other procedures such as fractional laser resurfacing, evidence based skin care, dermal fillers and/or muscle relaxant injections.
If you are based in Melbourne, you can also make a booking for a wrinkle treatment with our partner Skinovate.