Laser treatment

The laser specialist is a qualified doctor trained in new laser technology

What is laser treatment?


(Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). It emits a ray of light made up of photons of the same wavelength. This monochromatic ray of light is focussed on a target to modify, cut or destroy it through a photothermal process, or photocoagulation.

CMMA is equipped with a pulsed dye laser that targets haemoglobin for the treatment of vascular lesions like cherry angiomas, port-wine stains, thread veins and erythrosis.

It can also be used for inflammatory or infectious skin conditions like psoriasis, verrucas and acne. Finally, by stimulating the formation of collagen, it is an excellent tool for filling in certain scars and for photorejuvenation, i.e. the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.

What will happen at your consultation with the doctor?

  1. You will be asked detailed questions to find out about your medical history and any medication you take. Certain diseases and medications are a temporary or permanent contraindication for laser treatment.
  2. A risk-benefit medical assessment
  3. Specific information about what happens at sessions (make-up must be removed and the skin cleansed), on differing pain thresholds, on the immediate effects (redness, swelling, scabs) and possible side effects including pigmentation problems and burns (rare except in the case of tanned skin).
  4. Eye protection is mandatory.
  5. It is important to avoid any exposure to the sun which could affect pigmentation.
  6. Treatment is given by the laser specialist and results are visible within 2–6 months of the session.

Note that we do not treat children.

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