The Juvium fractional erbium fiber laser uses cutting-edge FDA-approved technology to achieve an improvement in acne scars, the reversal of sun damage, the successful reduction of superficial wrinkles, an increase in skin thickness, improvements in skin tone and texture, and the stimulation of collagen and hair follicles. Designed to shorten down time and reduce the risk of side effects, the Juvium fractional laser produces amazing, visible results quickly.
Juvium uses the very latest fractional technology, creating tiny dots or microscopic treatment zones within the skin and leaving normal tissue in between causing contraction and tightening, with much quicker recovery and less downtime and risks than conventional laser resurfacing. Juvium is a 1550nm medical non-ablative Erbium laser that can treat a wide variety of skin conditions and dermal indications without the downtime of CO2 laser systems.
What areas can be treated?
Due to its powerful yet versatile nature, Juvium can treat all skin types and all areas. It is perfect for skin tightening, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, large pores, pigmentation, various skin lesions, scars (including acne scars), stretch marks and rejuvenation of the face, neck, décolletage, hands and body.
How does the treatment work?
The Juvium 1550nm Erbium laser works on the principle of fractional photothermolysis. This is the process when water within tissue absorbs the laser energy and vaporises causing instant controlled trauma within the targeted area. The body’s response system then repairs the whole area with the regeneration of new collagen, elastin, and remodelling the skin. Multiple settings can be adjusted depending on indication, skin type, and area to be treated.
Fractional skin resurfacing requires a number of treatment sessions but with much more rapid recovery time and less complications than traditional laser resurfacing.
Is it safe and does it hurt?
Any laser treatment has the potential to causes adverse effects including pigmentation or loss of pigment, prolonged swelling, prolonged redness, inflammation of the skin or precipitate an outbreak of cold sores. Laser treatment can result in burns and scarring, and it is important to follow the aftercare provided to you.
It is essential that a test patch is performed prior to treatment to ensure that the correct settings are selected. If a person is prone to cold sores, medication can be prescribed to prevent them from occurring. Juvium fractional delivery has proven clinical results for a wide range of indications with little pain and minimal down time.
Topical anaesthetic is applied for about 30 minutes prior to targeted treatments or local anaesthetic may be injected prior to the removal of skin lesions making the procedure more comfortable, however no anaesthetic is needed for laser facial peels as the technology and parameters makes the procedure effective and relatively pain-free. Most people will experience a mild stinging sensation with Juvium but if it does become uncomfortable, the settings can be adjusted to make it more pleasant.
Are there any side-effects?
Following fractional skin resurfacing the skin may feel warm and tight, there may be some redness and depending on the area being treated, there may be some swelling. Cold packs may be applied immediately after treatment and in the subsequent days if warmth and redness is an issue. Tiny white dots may be visible on the skin and some flaking may occur over the following days. Swelling often develops the next day and can take a few days to resolve and in a few cases can be quite dramatic. After treatment a balm may be applied to aid the healing process and a high factor sunscreen is required. The treatment results in smoother skin, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improvements in tone and pigmentation and a more youthful appearance.
What can I expect after treatment?
Most people will notice results after one treatment but often a course is required, this will be discussed during your initial consultation. Although some results will be noticed within the first few days due to micro-ablation and shrinkage, collagen production and rejuvenation will take several months to appear but then produces lasting results. However, the ageing process is ongoing and the use of cosmeceutical skin care products and other treatments may help maintain the benefit. Periodic maintenance treatments with Juvium will ensure results continue.
Prior to treatment, use a high factor SPF50 sun-screen for 4 weeks to help improve your results and reduce the risk of possible side-effects. Similarly, avoid tanning beds and tanning lotions for the same period.
Do not use any exfoliating products (such as creams containing glycolic acid), products containing Vitamin A (Retinol), exfoliative treatments or peels for 7 days prior to treatment. During your consultation, please advise the practitioner of your normal skin care regime so we can ensure the products you are using are compatible with Juvium.
Complete a medical history form prior to treatment so any precluding medical conditions or medications can be identified. You may not be suitable for treatment if you have any of the following conditions:
Infection at the treatment site/Open wounds
Immunosuppression (including treatment with chemotherapy agents or steroids)
Certain skin conditions
Allergy to anaesthetic agents
Mental health issues/Body dysmorphia
If you have previously suffered from cold sores, it is recommended to take medication to prevent an outbreak following treatment if you are having the procedure performed on the lower face. This is ideally started 2 days before treatment or immediately after the procedure at the latest. Aciclovir 400mg twice a day for 5 days is the recommended drug to prevent an outbreak occurring. These will be provided to you by your practitioner.
Certain medications can lead to photosensitivity and a greater risk of side effects, it is important to be honest and fully disclose all medication taken. The following list includes drugs that may interfere with treatment:
Certain antibiotics (tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin)
If you are unwell on the day of treatment, please contact the clinic to rearrange your appointment.
If you have any specific questions, ask the practitioner prior to treatment.
Following fractional skin resurfacing the skin may feel warm and tight and there may be some redness.
Swelling may be present after treatment but often develops the next day and can take up to a week to resolve and sometimes longer. In a few cases and particularly when treating around the eyes, swelling can be quite dramatic, giving the eyes a puffy appearance and interfering with fully opening the eyes. Full face treatment similarly can result in an abnormal, more rounded appearance for a few days.
Cold compresses may be applied immediately after treatment and in the subsequent days if warmth, redness or swelling is of concern. Anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, or anti-histamines may help the initial skin reaction to settle quicker.
Tiny white dots may be visible on the skin and some flaking may occur over the following days. Do not pick or scratch at the skin as this may result in an infection or scarring. Do not use topical exfoliants or exfoliative treatments for 4 weeks post procedure.
Occasionally the treated area may become a little weepy, this is part of the normal healing process and will improve with time. However, if it starts to become hot or red or if there is any pus present, then please contact the clinic for advice as this may suggest an infection has developed. Do not apply a plaster or an occlusive dressing.
After treatment, a balm or cream may be applied to aid the healing process. If you are required to continue to use this, it will be provided to you with the appropriate instructions.
A high factor SPF50 sun-screen is required to use on all treated areas for 3 months and it is advised to avoid sun exposure as much as possible.
The treated area should be gently washed with tepid water and mild soap and then a simple moisturiser applied to the skin. Avoid hot water until healing is complete.
Most people will notice results after one treatment but often two or more are required.
“Dr King told me about the Juvium before the last coronavirus lockdown restrictions and I have been waiting for the clinic to re-open so that I could actually have a treatment. It was definitely worth the wait! Even after one treatment, my skin is noticeably tighter, smoother and glowing. It looks like it has lifted my face and my under eye area is amazing. Can’t wait for my next treatment!” Sophie, Walsall.
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