Frequently Asked Questions

about pulsed light treatment

What is pulsed light?
Pulsed Light systems use hand-held flash lamps that emit gentle pulses of light which are absorbed in different skin lesions. Excellent long term results are achieved when treating hair, superficial capillaries, skin pigmentation, acne and other skin lesions.
How does light-based technology work?
Light based technology is based on a method called “selective photothermolysis”, which works by selective destruction of a specified target without damaging surrounding tissue. When treating textural complaints such as fine wrinkles and large pores, the light stimulates the growth of collagen which makes the skin glow and look more youthful.
Are pulsed-light aesthetic treatments painful?
No. During the procedure, a slight momentary stinging sensation may be felt, but not pain.
Are pulsed-light aesthetic treatments safe?
All pulsed-light treatments are non-invasive and safe, with minimum side effect.

About Acne Treatment

Why is pulsed-light treatment preferable to topical acne medications?
Topical acne medications often irritate the skin, and more than 40% of acne bacteria are, insensitive to oral antibiotics. Furthermore topical treatments may produce severe side effects, are costly, and usually require at least 3-4 months of therapy.
How many treatments are required?
The typical regimen is 8 short treatment sessions over a period of 1 month to reduce papules and pustules by 60-65%.
What are the advantages of SharpLight treatment of acne?
Treated patients experience no side effects shorter disease duration and reduced psychological stress, as well as less likelihood for acne lesions to leave permanent.

Body Contouring Treatment

What does body contouring entail?
This procedure uses Radio Frequency waves (RF) to produce heat under the skin; this heat effectively targets and breaks down fat cells. The fat is absorbed by the lymphatic system and flushed out. The Infrared (IR) waves are used to tighten the skin. As a side effect of the treatment, the process rejuvenates the surrounding skin and renews collagen fibers, resulting in elastic, youthful and shining skin.
How many treatments are required?
Around 8-10 weekly sessions are recommended for best results, along with suggested periodic maintenance.
How long do treatments take?
Both body contouring and skin tightening sessions take around 20-30 minutes after which you can immediately return to your regular activities.
How long does it take until results are visible?
While immediate improvement is visible in most cases even after the very first treatment, dramatic results are apparent after 6 to 8 treatments.
What kind of results can I expect?
Although results vary from person to person, a typical body contouring treatment can decrease body measurements by 3 to 6 centimeters.

About RF and IR Treatment

What are RF and IR?
Radio frequency (RF) and infrared light (IR) use different types of energy to heat the different skin layers and provide a controlled tissue response.
How does RF treatment work?
RF body contouring uses the body’s electrical conductivity to transmit energy which works to rupture localized fat cells by raising the temperature of the tissue in designated skin layers.
How does IR light-based technology work?
Light based technology creates heat that contracts collagen and tightens the skin without damaging surrounding tissue.
Are RF and IR treatments safe?
All Radio Frequency and Infrared treatments are non-invasive and safe, with minimal side effects.
Are RF and IR treatments painful?
While a slight tingling may be felt as the temperature of the tissue heats up, absolutely no pain will be felt.

About Hair Removal

What is the average rate of hair growth?
About 0.35mm a day, but this varies depending on body area, age and gender.
How many treatments are required?
The typical regimen is 5-7 treatment sessions, spaced 4-12 weeks apart, depending on the body area.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
About 20-25% of human hair follicles on the body are in the growth phase at any given time. This is the percentage of hair follicles that can be destroyed in a single treatment session. In order to eliminate almost 70% of the hair, treatment has to be repeated until the desired result is achieved.

About Facial Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Pulsed light systems use hand-held flash lamps that emit gentle pulses of light which are absorbed in the skin. The treatment stimulates the growth of collagen and gives the skin a fresh and youthful look.
What is Infrared (IR)?
Infrared is a light based technology that creates focused heat, thus contracting collagen and tightens the skin, without damaging surrounding tissue.
What is RF?
Radio Frequency technology uses multipolar sound waves emitted by a handpiece that heat collagen fibres thus contracting and tightening the skin.
What are the benefits of using the triple solution?
Using the IPL, RF and IR technologies together allows deep, yet safe penetration into the multiple skin layers, subsequently remodeling collagen, tightening skin and improving scars. In addition, it ensures immediate, long lasting results in just a few visits to the clinic, with absolutely no downtime.
Is it safe to rejuvenate skin at any age?
Age is not an issue when it comes to non invasive procedures, as they are safe and reliable.
How many treatments are required?
Although results are already apparent after the very first treatment, a minimum of 3 treatment sessions are necessary to achieve clear results.
How long does a skin rejuvenation treatment take?
Around 30 to 60 minutes depending on the technologies combination.
Is the treatment painful?
You may experience a slight tingling sensation, but no pain.
Do all treatments utilize the 3 technologies (IR, RF and IPL)?
No. It depends mainly on the patients’ skin and the degree of aging. It is possible to use each technology individually or to combine the 3 of them when necessary.

About Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

s it safe to rejuvenate facial skin at 65 years of age?
There are no contraindications based on age since light-based procedures are safe and non-invasive.
What does skin rejuvenation treatment entail?
Skin rejuvenation is the reversal of aging skin by neocollagenesis, which improves skin texture to obtain a younger and fresher look.
How many treatments are required?
The typical regimen is an average of 5 treatment sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart.
How long does a treatment take?
A full facial skin rejuvenation treatment takes 15-30 minutes, after which you can continue your daily routine.

The Combined Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

What is Erbium fractional laser technology?
This laser technology emits two patterns of multi-dot beams (9*9 and 7*7), which peels off the superficial skin layer. The body’s natural healing process creates new tissue resulting in younger looking skin.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
ulsed light systems use hand-held flash lamps that emit gentle pulses of light which are absorbed in the skin. The treatment stimulates the growth of collagen and gives the skin a fresh and youthful look.
What are RF and IR?
Radio frequency (RF) and Infrared light (IR) use different types of energy to heat the different skin layers and provide a controlled tissue response.
What are the benefits of using four solutions?
Using the Erbium laser solution, together with the IPL, RF and IR technologies, allows deep, yet safe penetration into the multiple skin layers, subsequently remodeling collagen, tightening skin and improving scars. In addition, it ensures immediate, long lasting results in just a few visits to the clinic.
Is it safe to rejuvenate skin at any age?
Age is not an issue when it comes to non invasive procedures, as they are safe and reliable.
How many treatments are required?
Although results are already apparent after the very first treatment, a minimum of 3 treatment sessions are recommended in order to reach visible clear results.
How long does a skin rejuvenation treatment take?
Around 30 to 60 minutes depending on the technology used.
Is the treatment painful?
You may experience a slight tingling sensation, but no pain.
Do all treatments utilize the 4 technologies (Laser, IR, RF and IPL)?
No. It depends mainly on the patients’ skin and the degree of aging. It is possible to use each technology individually or to combine 2-4 of them when necessary.

About Vascular and Pigmented Lesion Treatment

How does the treatment work on superficial blood vessels?
The applied pulsed light is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood within the vessel, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to break up into particles that are naturally filtered away through the lymphatic system of the body.
How does the treatment work on pigmented lesions?
Targeted areas absorb the applied light, breaking the pigmented lesion into tiny particles which then disappear or rise to the surface of the skin as scabs that are naturally exfoliated within 1-2 weeks.
How many treatments are required?
The typical regimen is an average of 4 treatment sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart.