BLEND is a proprietary tailored-combination of lasers that provide a no-downtime treatment for pigmentation, blemishes and acne skin conditions. Just like how PERFECT is a proprietary tailored-combination skin resurfacing protocol for skin resurfacing, BLEND is the no-downtime version of it.
A simple image shows how complex pigmentation and blemishes in the skin are: they usually exist on many different layers and with many different components.
BLEND is suitable for all types of skin pigmentation
The BLEND combination laser protocol can:
Different types of lasers are used during this treatment session to target the various skin blemishes. The combination of lasers used depends on the individual skin type and problem, and can be a combination of three or more different lasers.
Because some of these lasers are used in the deep skin layers, they also help tighten facial ligaments and improve facial laxity. You can expect a gradual youthfulness and facial rejuvenation as your blemishes and acne fades.
How does BLEND laser combination treat acne?
For active acne, Fotona’s long pulse lasers penetrate deep into the skin and is absorbed by the inflamed acne lesions, leading to anti-inflammatory effects and destroying of the acne-causing bacteria. On top of the thermal effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodelling, which is an important step in the long-term treatment of acne. The oil glands are also decreased in size and activity to prevent future acne outbreaks.
How does BLEND treat pigmentation?
Some examples of lasers used in BLEND:
What can I expect during treatment?
A patient will be presented with a suggested treatment plan at an initial consultation, which may include some treatments best done 2-4 weeks apart. At the time of treatment, the skin will be cleansed and eye protection will be worn by the patient. The laser treatment is then commenced and will go over the skin in a wand-like movement. You can feel heating and snapping sensations; however, these are highly tolerable.
Is the BLEND combination laser treatment painful?
The treatment is performed with a zimmer skin cooler for maximum comfort and safety. Sometimes, numbing agent is used prior to treatment as well. Most patients find the session comfortable.
How long is the BLEND treatment?
On the average, a single session can take 15-20 minutes.
Why is there no side effects to BLEND?
There are minimal side effects because different lasers are used in combination to treat different components of active acne or pigmentation. By doing so, the most suitable laser is used for each component, thus minimising side effects while maximising effectiveness. Many other treatments use only a single laser modality to treat all skin components which could result in undesirable side effects.
How many sessions are required?
There is no definite number of sessions that may be given unless a personal consultation and evaluation was first carried out. Only then can the doctor estimate the number of sessions needed based on the severity of your case.
How do I care for my skin after BLEND laser treatment?
It is best to avoid sun exposure before, during and after your treatment. Prescription skincare and oral medication may be recommended for certain patients.
How much is the BLEND treatment?
Our guide price for BLEND laser starts at $270 before GST. The total cost may vary for each patient because this will depend on the severity of each patient’s condition and the area affected. Please bear in mind that we customise our approach for each patient, which means that the components of your combination treatment may not necessarily be the same as the next person’s treatment. We suggest that you come in for a personal consultation so that the doctor can thoroughly assess your condition and map out a specific treatment plan and its corresponding quotation.
Are the results permanent for BLEND laser?
The long term prevention effects of this laser protocol can make the results long lasting and even permanent for those who do not have new pigmentation or acne causing predisposing factors.