For the management and diffusing of redness. The principle of Gold Toning is not to directly destroy the target abnormal blood vessels but to normalise them, thus reducing the possible side effects of the destruction of blood vessels by reducing the inflammation in the surrounding area. Gold toning restores the healthy state of the affected cells surrounding the micro vessels with abnormal activity.
Gold toning is a treatment technique that is applicable to erythema or facial flushing using a 595nm q-switch laser.
What are the indications for treatment with Gold Toning?
Conditions associated with redness:
- Post-acne redness.
- Acne for vascular control.
- Facial flushing.
- Rosacea (more so diffuse redness rather than discrete vessels).
- Melasma for vascular control (along with Laser toning).
How many treatments will I need?
Results will come gradually and treatments will be spaced out between 1 to 2 weeks each time for 5 to 10 treatments in total. There is no downtime so you are able to return to your normal activities after applying a quality sunscreen. The treatment is relatively painless, and the skin will feel warm to touch immediately post treatment.
Can you cure Rosacea?
It is important to note that Rosacea is not curable. It can be managed with Gold Toning and other laser modalities Maintenance laser treatments and skin care treatments are essential to maintain the initial results. Many patients enjoy long periods with no need for further treatments.
Is the treatment painful?
There is little or no discomfort associated with Gold Toning.
Is there downtime?
There may be mild facial flushing which subsides within an hour or so.
What after care is involved post treatment?
We ask that you use a daily sunblock. Otherwise you can immediately apply makeup if needed and go ahead with your daily activities.