CO2, Ablative, Fraxel, Vascular and more

Dr Manoharan is a world renowned laser dermatologist providing dramatic results and long lasting programs for glowing skin.

Lasers are now able to be utilised for a variety of medical and cosmetic treatments and are a proven way to help reverse sun damage, treat skin cancers, reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes. Not all laser treatments are able to treat all aspects of our skin; so it is important to understand which laser is best for each area of concern. Below is the range of laser skin treatments available at Brisbane Skin.

Dr Manoharan’s extensive experience will be able to guide you through which options would be most suitable for your skin.

Gold Standard Laser Treatments

Dr Shobhan Manoharan is a world renowned laser dermatologist whose experience with CO2, fractionated and ablative lasers provides dramatic results to patients across Australia.

Our laser suite is complete with several state-of-the-art laser options that provide you with outstanding results in removing sun damage, early skin cancers, fine lines, scarring (including acne scars) and pigmentation. We perform these treatments under the required level of anesthetic, with the right aftercare, treatments may be performed all year round.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser

What is Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser treatment?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Lasers are fractionated laser that are used to treat scars, wrinkles, sun damage, skin cancers and other deeper skin flaws. The laser aims an intense wavelength of light on damaged skin and vaporises the outer layers that have been affected by sun, age, and other factors.

CO2 laser treatment for skin rejuvenation is widely considered to be one of the most effective skin resurfacing techniques available today. At Brisbane Skin, we use the Lumenis UltraPulse to give you the ideal treatment based on your particular skin concerns.

Dr Shobhan Manoharan is a world leading dermatologist and the expert in CO2 lasers.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

CO2 laser resurfacing is the treatment of choice for a range of skin issues, including;

    • Deep set wrinkles
    • Acne scars
    • Post surgical scars
    • Burns
    • Sun Damage
    • Skin cancer

What are the top benefits?

    • We use the Lumenis UltraPulse, the latest and most technically advanced CO2 laser in the industry.
    • The removal of damaged skin allows the skin to replenish itself, increasing collagen production and creating a smoother skin texture.
    • Fractional laser treatments for sun damage reversal and skin rejuvenation are widely considered to be one of the most effective skin resurfacing techniques available today.
    • The Lumenis UltraPulse is the most powerful CO2 laser in aesthetic medicine – the results are more dramatic than other laser treatments on the market.
    • One treatment is typically all that is required.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about CO2 Laser treatment, see Dr Manoharan today! click here.

Alternatively, speak to one the Brisbane Skin dermatologist trained practitioners on 07 3160 3330.

Lower Downtime Laser Treatments

Our laser suites offer several non-ablative laser treatments to treat specific dermatological concerns, including acne scars, pigmentation, melasma, birthmarks, rosacea, sun damage and wrinkles. Lower downtime laser treatments can often take between 1-4 sessions to decrease the appearance of the targeted area.

Fraxel Fractionated Laser

What is Fraxel Laser treatment?

Fraxel Dual is by far the most requested fractional non-ablative laser procedures today.

Designed to provide an alternative to ablative devices without the need for extended down time, this treatment uses wavelengths of light that penetrate deeper into the skin creating heating. The heat generated causes remodelling of the collagen layer of the skin (dermis). It also turns over surface skin cells to improve pigmentation and tone.

Many of these devices use fractional technology where only a portion of the skin is treated at a given time to facilitate less downtime.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

Fraxel Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers treat very similar conditions to ablative laser treatments, such as;

  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction of scar visibility (e.g. acne scarring and stretch marks)
  • Elimination of unwanted pigmentation
  • Tightening of facial and neck skin
  • Reduction of pore size
  • Clearance of precancerous sunspots (actinic keratosis)

What are the top benefits?

  • Minimal downtime, usually only a day or two.
  • Less pain; generally, only topical anaesthesia is required.
  • Suitable for both men and women, of all ages and skin colours.
  • Non-ablative (non-wounding); this treatment does not break the surface of the skin.
  • Treatment can vary in intensity, as required for your condition.
  • Accompanied by dermatologist-prescribed skincare regime.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about Fraxel Laser treatment click here.

Alternatively, speak to one the Brisbane Skin dermatologist trained practitioners on 07 3160 3330.

Pulsed-Dye Laser

What is Pulse-Dye Laser treatment?

Pulsed-Dye Lasers (or Vascular Lasers) are non-ablative lasers that use a specific wavelength of light to target unwanted blood vessels and redness (including red scars).

At Brisbane Skin, we use two industry leading vascular lasers: the Cynosure Cynergy and the Syneron Candela V-Beam. This enables us to use 3 different wavelengths (585nm, 595nm and 1064nm) in the form of Pulsed-Dye and Nd:YAG systems to provide optimal results.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

Vascular lasers create heating in only the targeted tissue leading to decreased appearance to small vessels on the face (telangiectasia), generalised redness (erythema), red scars (including hypertrophic), and the early stages of stretch marks (striae rubra).

Conditions Include:

    • Vascular lesions
    • Spider veins
    • Port wine stains (birthmarks)
    • Rosacea
    • Broken capillaries
    • Fine lines around eyes
    • Stretch marks

What are the top benefits?

  • Our suite of vascular lasers enables our dermatologists to precisely and selectively target the full range and size of vascular lesions, regardless of diameter and depth, and the ability to treat all skin types without adversely affecting the surrounding tissue.
  • Discomfort is generally low and swift; for most conditions, anaesthesia is not required.
  • The procedure is usually completed within 5-10 minutes.
  • There is usually no down-time required.
  • With a GP referral, Medicare rebates may apply to aspects of your vascular laser treatment.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about Vascular Laser treatment click here.

Alternatively, speak to one the Brisbane Skin dermatologist trained practitioners on 07 3160 3330.

Q-Switched Laser

What is Q-Switch Laser treatment?

The Q-Switch Laser Treatment uses a high-powered laser to treat skin pigmentation. The energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

Q-Switch Laser treatment is the latest technology to clear and remove stubborn pigmentation including Melasma and Chloasma caused by hormones and malfunctioning in the melanin in the skin.

Virtually any type of unwanted skin blemish can be reduced with Q-Switch Laser Treatment, including;

    • Post Inflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation (PIH)
    • Ephelides
    • Becker’s Nevus
    • Melasma
    • Nevus Spilus
    • Nevomelanocytic Nevii (NMN)
    • Cafe-au-lait macules
    • Age Spots

Q-switch Laser Treatment also improves the quality and texture of the skin through the subtle heating of dermal layers through laser, which stimulates collagen regeneration whilst refining the skins texture.

What are the top benefits?

Q-Switch is not only becoming increasingly popular for its incredible results, but it is also a non-invasive, less risk adverse and no downtime treatment with less side effects compared to other laser options.

This Laser Treatment is right for most skin types and is generally considered safe.

How can I find out more?

Speak to one the Brisbane Skin dermatologist trained practitioners on 07 3160 3330.

Light Laser Treatments

These are the ideal introduction to laser skin treatment. We usually repeat light laser treatments multiple times to provide results similar to the moderate laser options, but without the downtime associated with the heavier treatments.

Clear + Brilliant

What is Clear + Brilliant?

An effective yet gentle skincare laser treatment, Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to fight the effects of ageing skin with minimal downtime.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

Clear + Brilliant treatments are ideal for preventing and reducing the early signs of ageing skin.

The laser works by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy tissue, for younger looking skin.

What are the top benefits?

  • Comfortable, fast, effective and affordable.
  • Prevent early signs of ageing and maintain younger looking skin.
  • Minimal downtime.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about Clear + Brilliant click here.

Alternatively, speak to one the Brisbane Skin dermatologist trained practitioners on 07 3160 3330.

enlighten® Picosecond Laser

What is enlighten III Picosecond Laser treatment?

The enlighten III Picosecond Laser is the latest technology and industry leading laser for the treatment of pigmentation. It features both nanosecond (2 nanoseconds) and picosecond (750/660 picoseconds) pulse durations and an optimal combination of the parameters that matter: wavelengths, spot sizes and energy levels.

Which skin conditions does this treat?

The enlighten system is an industry-leading platform for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions.

What are the top benefits?

enlighten features longer (2 nanoseconds) and shorter (750/660 picoseconds) pulse durations in one system. This functionality provides efficient, effective removal of ink and pigment density. Also, enlighten offers a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect with high-peak power and the ultra-short pulse durations that shatter the targeted pigment without causing thermal damage to the tissue that surrounds it.

How can I find out more?

You can find out more by visiting this page enlighten III Picosecond Laser Treatment or by making an appointment to discuss with one of our team.

Make A Booking

Interested in finding out more about our range of laser treatments or other treatments we offer? You can get in touch with us by phone during business hours on 07 3160 3330, or contact us via our website. You’ll find our modern dermatology rooms in four convenient locations across Brisbane. Come and talk to our highly trained team in – remember to only trust your skin to experts.

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