Non-invasive medico-aesthetic treatments have experienced strong growth in recent years. This phenomenon is most certainly attributable to the fact that the technologies used are more and more efficient, thus providing impressive results, without surgery. Depending on their mechanism of action, the various lasers and radiofrequency devices allow, among other things, to erase pigmented lesions, to treat texture problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, dilated pores and stretch marks, or to sculpt parts of the body by tightening them and eliminating fatty deposits. Since there are so many devices that are used to provide dozens of different treatments, it can be difficult to navigate. In this blog, we therefore explain the different uses of medico-aesthetic technologies available at Clinique Chloé.
The V-Beam is a pulsed dye laser whose light is attracted specifically to oxyhemoglobin, a molecule that gives the color red to your rosacea lesions and blood vessels in general. This laser is therefore used to treat rosacea, cherry angiomas, port wine stains, telangectasias and other inflammatory conditions such as active acne. It is also used to improve the appearance and color of scars, or to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the condition to be treated, it usually takes between 2 and 4 treatments, at 4-week intervals.
The Fotona is a device that houses two different lasers, an Erbium:YAG and an Nd:YAG. Each having a different wavelength of light, we therefore use the Fotona to treat a variety of conditions. First, it is used for hair removal on all skintypes. It is also used in body contouring to destroy fat cells forming unwanted fat deposits on the body, with its Hot Sculpting mode. In Tight Sculpting mode, it also helps to firm the skin of parts of the body such as the abdomen, arms or thighs. For facial skin tightening, its Fotona 4D treatment includes 4 steps targeting each layer of the skin. The Fotona is also an ally of choice when it comes to women’s health. It is used to treat stress urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy and vaginal tightening. Its versatility allows to even treat active acne, or snoring. The majority of treatments performed with this device are non-invasive, which means that there is no downtime required after a procedure, hence its popularity. The only treatment that requires recovery time is fractional resurfacing, which can treat serious skin texture or pigmentation issues. In this case, you should allow about 5-7 days of downtime.
Venus Legacy is a device that uses radiofrequency to heat the dermis in depth and thus stimulate the process of formation of new collagen fibers. This new collagen provides noticeable firming of the skin. When radiofrequency energy is combined with mechanical massage, this device also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. A course of 6 to 8 treatments, performed every week, is usually necessary for optimal results.