With many of these treatments improvements can be seen immediately with clients noticing an improvement before they leave the room. However the greater benefit is when new collagen is made which starts around 4 weeks post treatment. After each treatment the results are further enhanced.

Dr Tania Phillips has a huge amount of experience of laser treatments for both aesthetic and non-aesthetic concerns.

She has been appointed a lecturer for the Laser & Health Academy and is the only trainer for the Fotona laser in the UK.

The treatments that she offers extend from effective wrinkle and anti-ageing laser treatments, fat reduction and skin tightening, to stretch marks, scar tissue treatment and treatment for snoring.

Non surgical facelift (4D Fotona Facelift)

This treats the area around the mouth and the jowls where skin tends to get more lax as we age. This non surgical facelift has 4 levels of treatment – hence the name 4D, which stands for 4 dimensions of treatment. Dr Phillips will tailor these for the individual client so some will require additional layers of treatment which she will recommend as required. Everyones face is different and so the treatment will differ for each client depending on need.

The outcome of the procedure has exceeded my expectations and the areas around my eyes and my face are both much smoother than before.  My overall complexion has a natural glow and there is a visible reduction in my facial lines. I am extremely happy with the results and would have no hesitation in recommending the treatment”

Non surgical eye lift (SmoothEye)

This treats the wrinkles around the eyes as well as reducing puffiness and bags around the eyes. In addition to this it also treats above the eye lifting the lid and opening the eye up, often preventing clients progressing to an operation to do this. Patients are extremely satisfied with the realists of this quick and simple procedure.

Fat reduction and skin tightening

Dr Phillips has been doing this for some time with great results but recently the technology has further improved with a new hand piece to tighten the existing collagen fibres and stimulate new collagen production even more effectively. The results are excellent and she is the only person with this new technology in the UK.

Snoring treatment (NightLase)

Snoring is a problem experienced by many, usually disturbing the sleep of our partners rather than the person who actually does the snoring! This new patented treatment can reduce or stop snoring. Suitable patients are treated by stimulating the collagen in the soft palate with energy from the laser. It is a quick and easy procedure with no downtime. Results can be noticed after just one session, however 3 sessions are the recommended treatment regime over a 2 month period. There have been several studies looking at the efficacy of this patented treatment which have shown some excellent results.

Sun spots/age spots (lentigo seniles)

These can be effectively treated using the Fotona laser. Dark spots are treated with a quick simple laser treatment. The area goes slightly darker for the first few days and then fades away with fresh skin growth. This often requires 2-3  sessions and is extremely safe. There is no breaking of the skin, scabbing or bleeding with this treatment, just a gentle darkening of the area for a few days followed by fresh skin growth.

Stretch marks

If you have stretch marks on the abdominal area, breast area, legs or anywhere for that matter ,they can be effectively treated with the Fotona laser. These do not have to be fresh stretch marks, you may have had them for years and yet the laser can still work on them. It usually requires 2-3 sessions of collagen stimulation and fractional resurfacing. The treatment is painless and effective with excellent patients satisfaction.

Scar tissue

Once people have a scar they often assume it is a permanent feature and they have to just get used to it. This is now not the case. Scarring can be effectively treated with the Fotona laser under Dr Phillips guidance. She has great experience at treating many different types of scar, from post surgical scars to burns, blades and blunt trauma and acne scarring. Many of the patients she sees have been previously advised that no treatment will make a difference to their scars. However in many cases this laser treatment can make a significant difference to the scar(s), and more importantly as a consequence to the confidence of the individual.

Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution for unwanted hair for both men and women. It is a cost effective solution as it can permanently reduce excess and unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms, back, bikini line and other areas. The powerful penetration of the Fotona laser ensures it can target even the deepest hair follicles, while its low absorption in all skin types makes sure the surrounding tissue is undamaged. This means this laser treatment is safe, more comfortable and more effective, even in darker skin types, often requiring less sessions than traditional hair removal lasers.

Acne Treatment & Scarring

Unique dual treatment for both active acne and skin damage/scarring post acne. For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands. In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.

Thread Veins

There are many different types of vascular lesions including thread veins, spider naevi, rosacea and angiomas. Many of these can be either completely removed or significantly improved using the Fotona laser with dramatic results. Vascular lesions can be present from birth or develop with age. They occur when the small capillaries in your skin become dilated and can give the appearance of red spots, or sometimes larger lesions. They can also spread out like thread veins or spider veins. The Fotona laser works by immediately shrinking the capillaries to provide instant cosmetic results. This happens because the energy from the laser is readily absorbed by blood in the vein which destroys the vein wall and shrinks the vessel. Your body then naturally clears away the tissue just as it does with any bruise so it clears.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a problem that generally develops over a period of time with flushing and redness of the cheeks. Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, but less severe at others. Sometimes there is a familial element. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown and standard treatments are generally not that helpful in reducing the redness. The Fotona laser works by immediately shrinking the capillaries to provide instant cosmetic results. This happens because the light is readily absorbed by blood to shrink the vessel. This is achieved with minimal discomfort. It also works to improve on skin tone making this more even and balanced. Most people require 2 or more treatments for this. It very much depends on the type and the extent of the rosacea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need follow up treatments?

For collagen stimulation treatments, 3 sessions are generally recommended for optimum results although improvements are visible after the first treatment.

This varies, depending on what the treated area is. After initial assessment we can give you details on how many treatments we think you will require.

Can I return to work immediately after the treatment?

Yes, you can return to work imminently. The area may be a little red, but this will soon settle. Make up can be worn immediately after the treatment but it needs to be removed beforehand.

Further information

For more detailed information regarding this procedure, please click here to read the patient information brochures written by our Cosmetic Surgeons.

Introduction to Fotona Laser Treatments from Dr Tania Phillips

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