Performer is a factional laser skin resurfacing device. The heat from the Performer laser light enables the skin to be remodelled by stimulating the formation of new collagen. Giving your skin a youthful, visually healthy volume. It minimises wrinkles to show a more even skin tone and texture, helping with ageing, sun/age spots, keratoses and open pores. Also, the Performer has been found to be effective with reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Performer: What's the treatment like?
The Performer works by splitting the light from the laser into small beams that are around one-tenth the size of a hair shaft. Penetrating the skin, the heat vaporizes the targeted cells, leaving the area surrounding untouched. The treatment will on average take about 20 minutes and you will have cool air applied to your skin during the procedure.
Performer: What about after?
Because less of your skin is actually damaged by the Performer laser, it means the recovery time is shorter than with a non-factional laser. You will have red tone to your skin, like sunburn, after the procedure, but depending on how strong the treatment is that you're receiving, you could experience some swelling as well. You will need three to four days recovery time before you go back to normal, day to day activities. You'll see best results from the Performer after the healing process when the skin has reformed.
Performer: Are there any risks or side effects?
As a laser is vaporizing the top layers of skin off you, there is some risk of scarring, infection, loss of skin pigmentation (more common on people with darker skin) along with the expected redness to the skin afterwards. You shouldn't experience any of these with a board certified physician with experience. You must bear in mind that a reaction from your skin can occur even with a skilled professional.
Performer: What will it cost me?
Prices will vary from clinic to clinic but you'll find that a Performer treatment will cost from about £500+ depending on the size of the area being treated.