IS EMERGE™ RIGHT FOR ME?
EMERGE™ works on many skin types, including very light and very dark skin. EMERGE™ works on the deepest wrinkles, improves stretch marks and challenging scars and helps to correct a wide variety of other skin imperfections. All skins can benefit from having an EMERGE™ treatment and for having an annual treatment to maintain results.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Your first EMERGE™ treatment takes aproximately 30-60 minutes and includes the Consultation, Skin Analysis and before digital image photos. Depending on the skin condition being treated, your therapist may recommend a single treatment session or a series of progressive treatments for the best results. Usually clients will gain the best outcomes by receiving 1-4 sessions, 2 - 4 weeks apart. Each following session is aprox 40 minutes (after your pictures), depending on the size of the area treated.
In some cases you will be able to have the treament immediately after your initial consultation - this will be determined by your therapist and is only possible if there are no conditions or other factors present that would inhibit going ahead with the treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TREATMENT?
Your therapist will map out the area to be treated and then move the treatment head over the entire area in a pattern delivering the precise amount of energy and coverage for your specific concern. Cooling on the skin may sometimes be used if necessary. Two passes will be made over the entire area with up to a further four passes on target areas of concern.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Almost anywhere on the face or body can be treated, particularly areas with stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation and skin irregularities. Fine lines around the eyes, age spots/sunspots, and uneven skin tone all also react extremely well from an Emerge treatment. Proven to assist with open pores and acne scarring.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER AN EMERGE™ TREATMENT?
You can expect to experience a temporary redness, warmth and minor swelling at the treatment site, which typically lasts aprox 24 hours - however the area may appear slightly reddened for a maximum of a few days. After the treatment, a soothing gel and sunscreen is applied. Mineral Make up will also be applied to cover the temporary redness if requested. Your therapist will recommend Cosmeceutical homecare post treatment to assist in healing, and will discuss the potential side effects and your post-treatment expectations with you.
Following some EMERGE™ treatments, your skin will become red, much like a sunburn, this can also be accompanied by some mild swelling in the case of deeper treatments. You may experience a sensation of heat for a few hours after treatment; applying cold compresses to your skin will help relieve this. The redness can last 1-3 days. Swelling usually subsides within hours or a day. Within the first week your skin will start to shed the old cells which will flake and become rough as they work their way out from the skin. We also recommend and offer Omnilux treatments post Emerge to assist in speeding up your recovery (lessening redness and puffiness if any post treatment) so you may resume your regular activities on the same day or in 24 hours. Although on some occasions more aggressive procedures may require several days of healing.
A follow up visit to the salon in 2 weeks is booked in before you leave for post photos and assessment and sun protection is vital.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFETS OF EMERGE™?
There are minimal side effects but like any other laser treatments you should make sure you follow the post care instructions given to you to minimise any chance of side effects. Pigmentation and dark spots often become darker initially after treatment diminishing over the following week as the old skin cells shed and healthy new cells replace them. It is vital that good sun protection (SPF 30 - 50) is used everyday. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are often a cause of melasma and hyperpigmentation which, if continued, will continue to be a problem and results may not be achieved or maintained. Melasma and hyperpigmentation are conditions which may require regular treatments to have long term results.
DOES EMERGE™ HURT?
Most people feel minimal discomfort like with any form of skin rejuvenation during and after treatment, the majority of our clients easily tolerate the treatment without any numbing agents. In some salons you may have the Zimmer (Cool Air Machine) used at the same time to reduce discomfort also.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN EMERGE™ TREATMENT?
▪ Smoother, fresher, younger-looking looking skin
▪ Improved tone and texture
▪ Erasing of unwanted brown spots [pigmentation]
▪ Reduced fine lines around the eyes
▪ Reduction of scars and stretch marks