Lasers have been used in dermatology for nearly 50 years. They operate by harnessing the energy of light to deliver heat to a variety of specific targets in the skin. Innovations over the years have allowed lasers to become very safe and effective – in the right hands.
At present we have three lasers on site: V beam Perfecta, Alexandrite Laser and Fraxis Duo co2 Laser.
V beam Perfecta (Pulsed dye laser) – for the treatment of a variety of vascular problems (related to blood vessels). It can be used for mild acne and other types of scarring also. Dr Welsh uses this same laser at the Royal Children’s Hospital to treat children with a variety of birth marks.
Alexandrite laser – for the hair reduction, brown pigmentation and skin rejuvenation.
Fraxis Duo co2 Laser – a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to help smooth, tighten and rejuvenate the skin. It can also be used to improve appearance of acne scars and open pores.
Through the Skin and Cancer Foundation in Carlton and the Children’s hospital we have access to other laser systems if needed by our patients.
Knowledge and experience counts
Complete Skin Specialists is run by dermatologists – doctors who have undergone an additional 4 years of specialist training in diagnosing and treating skin conditions. Dr Welsh also is a senior consultant at the Laser Unit at the Royal Children’s hospital. We have many years of experience using lasers for a variety of problems. Our laser therapist Belinda Fraser is very experienced having worked closely with us for many years. We are continually updating our knowledge and skills. Our goal is to give you accurate and unbiased advice regarding your condition to make sure you get the best possible outcome.
The laser industry is not regulated
Lasers are powerful machines and can do serious damage to the skin if used incorrectly.
Unfortunately at present, no national guidelines, accreditation or training requirements exist regarding the use of lasers. Anyone can purchase and use a laser and offer treatments to the public. Before considering any laser treatment therefore it is very important you ask questions and establish the training and experience of the operator.