The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is a fractional ablative laser treatment that resurfaces the skin and targets concerns such as skin texture and pigmentation/sun damage.
Erbium iPIXEL Pro in South Africa
At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates we believe in healthy skin, and providing our patients with world-renowned technology to achieve optimal results, and the Erbium iPIXEL Pro is no exception.
The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is a fractional ablative laser treatment that resurfaces the skin and targets concerns such as skin texture and pigmentation/sun damage. It is highly effective for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, large pores, and rough skin texture by stimulating collagen renewal for a refreshed rejuvenated look.
What is Harmony® XL Pro?
The Harmony XL Pro is a powerful, all-in-one solution for all of your aesthetic needs. Using breakthroughs in medical aesthetic research and technology, Harmony helps you to age gracefully with a wide variety of treatment solutions customised to your specific needs. The versatility of the Harmony platform makes it suitable for different age groups with different needs, by treating different skin conditions.
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Frequently asked questions about the Erbium iPIXEL Pro
Our approach to the Erbium iPIXEL Pro
At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, our approach is bespoke and tailored to solve your specific skin concerns.
Before we schedule any procedures, patients must undergo a comprehensive examination including a VISIA Skin Analysis. This allows us to create a personalised, results-driven, treatment plan and accurately track progress.
Dr Nerina Wilkinson has a set standard of individualised care and expertise which is reflected by the entire team. Our team of experts has a wealth of knowledge. It continuously delivers outstanding results by using state-of-the-art medical devices and products, sparing no expense to create a safe and luxurious environment where all your skincare concerns can be addressed.
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What is the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?
The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is one of Harmony XL Pro’s most popular treatments. It is a fractional ablative laser treatment that resurfaces the skin and targets concerns such as skin texture and pigmentation/sun damage.
It is highly effective for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, large pores, and rough skin texture by stimulating collagen renewal for a refreshed rejuvenated look.
How does the Erbium iPIXEL Pro work?
The fractional ablative laser treatment delivers precise beams of energy in a pixel-size formation to target specific cells. The heat from the energy destroys the injured or damaged cells and stimulates collagen production to remodel and fill the treated area with new healthy cells.
Who is the ideal candidate for the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?
The Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment is ideal for patients who are struggling with:
- Rough/uneven skin texture
- Fine and deep lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
Always start with a professional consultation with qualified and experienced specialists for an in-depth analysis of your facial features and to reach a good understanding of your skincare concerns and goals as well as the most suitable treatments to help you achieve these goals.
Our unique and comprehensive VISIA Skin Analysis is available for you to discuss and analyse your concerns and goals and for our team of specialists to provide bespoke advice and a customised treatment plan.
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What areas can be treated with the iPIXEL laser?
This non-surgical laser treatment can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands to rejuvenate, smoothen, and firm the skin.
What are the benefits of the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?
The iPIXEL laser treatment by Harmony XL Pro can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, rough or uneven skin texture, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and scarring of the face, neck, décolletage, and hands, leaving a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance.
How many iPIXEL treatments are required to see results?
The iPIXEL skin resurfacing treatment will leave your skin looking radiant and revitalised. For the best results, we recommend a course of 5 treatments, once every 4 – 6 weeks. We might also recommend a monthly treatment to maintain healthy, glowing skin and to combat the signs of ageing.
Combining treatments are highly recommended to help achieve optimal results, your Skincare Specialist might therefore either combine various technologies available on the Harmony XL Pro system or combine it with other treatment modalities.
You will, however, receive a detailed skincare plan with the recommended treatments after your first consultation.
How long do results from iPIXEL laser treatments last?
Results from Erbium iPIXEL treatments last indefinitely with regular maintenance treatments.
We recommend a monthly treatment to maintain healthy, glowing skin and to combat the signs of aging. For the best results, we recommend a course of 5 treatments, once every 4 – 6 weeks.
How long does it take to perform an iPIXEL laser treatment?
Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment time can vary between 60 – 120 minutes.
How long is the recovery period for an iPIXEL treatment?
Swelling and redness will be visible but will subside within 5 – 7 days. Occasionally small grid-like scabs may appear and should not last longer than 10 – 14 days.
You will however receive a box of post-treatment home care product minis and instructions on how to use these products in the days following your treatment.
Are Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatments painful?
Discomfort with the iPIXEL treatments is minimal due to the application of a topical numbing agent that is applied in advance of the treatment.
What does an iPIXEL treatment cost?
Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment costs start at R 5 200 per treatment.
You will be quoted accordingly during your first consultation. The cost includes a bespoke aftercare pack consisting of relevant product minis to aid the recovery of your skin post-treatment.
For the best results, we recommend a course of 5 treatments spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.
What are the possible risks and complications associated with iPIXEL treatments?
When a qualified Skincare Specialist performs an Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment in a sterile medical environment the risks diminish significantly.
Possible side effects of an iPIXEL laser treatment can however include swelling and redness that will be visible but that will subside within 5 – 7 days. Occasionally small grid-like scabs may appear and should not last longer than 10- 14 days.
Erbium iPIXEL Pro: Before and After
We are passionate about educating our clients on safe, results-driven treatments and we, therefore, design each client’s Skincare Treatment Plan individually to deliver optimal results. To achieve this, we start with a computerised VISIA Skin Care Analysis that objectively measures and maps your skin followed by a detailed consultation with your Skincare Specialist during which specific concerns are highlighted and discussed.
What to do before an iPIXEL treatment
- Avoid any strong at-home facial treatments and/or exfoliation treatments the week prior to your appointment
- Avoid sun exposure (including tanning) for five days prior to your treatment
- Know the skincare products you are using at home, and bring a list, as having these details will assist your Skincare Specialist to make suitable product recommendations
- Advise your Skincare Specialist regarding any medications, medical conditions, and/or past skin conditions; even over-the-counter medications can affect your skin, so it is good for us to know what may be contributing to your concerns as well as how your skin reacts to certain products
- Should you be preparing your skin for a big event, and you have never had a skin care treatment before and therefore don’t know how your skin will respond, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment four weeks before your big event with a follow-up appointment closer to the event date. This way you have time to address any negative skin reactions and get the maximum results from your treatment(s)
- Be prepared to discuss your skin concerns and goals. Your Skincare Specialist is a licensed expert who will provide you with a detailed plan to best achieve your specific goals
- We advise against any Aesthetic procedures (including Botulinum Toxin, Facial Fillers, and Threads) 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after any minimally invasive skin care treatment
On the day: iPIXEL treatment
Should this be your first treatment at the Skin Clinic, you will be required to complete a short medical questionnaire to help guide your Skincare Specialist in selecting the most suitable treatment protocol for you. Your Skincare Specialist will require access to your face, neck, and shoulders, therefore requiring you to get changed into a robe prior to the treatment.
The treatment will include:
- Numbing agent application (30 minutes)
- IPixel skin resurfacing treatment
- Crystal fibre mask application
- Application of moisturiser and SPF
After an Erbium iPIXEL treatment
Swelling and redness will be visible but will subside within 5 – 7 days. Occasionally small grid-like scabs may appear and should not last longer than 10 – 14 days. You will however receive a box of post-treatment home care product minis and instructions on how to use these products in the days following your treatment.
What aftercare advice and products should I follow/use?
Your Skincare Specialist will advise on a suitable skincare regime to support results:
- An SPF 50 should be applied twice daily
- Avoid facial waxing for 21 days post-treatment
- Limit sun exposure for 14 days post-treatment
- It is advised to avoid vigorous exercise for 7 days post-treatment
- We advise against any Aesthetic procedures (including Botulinum Toxin, Facial Fillers, and Threads) for 2 weeks before any skin care treatment, and for 3 – 6 weeks after the IPixel Skin Resurfacing treatment
Where are Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatments performed in Cape Town?
Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates is a private, high-end, luxurious clinic located in the prestigious V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Dr. Wilkinson founded the House of Aesthetic Couture and Skin Science. Your treatment will be performed at Dr. Wilkinson’s clinic.
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We pride ourselves on affording our patients the best service through their journey with us. Whether you are having a skin treatment with one of our skincare experts, aesthetic medical treatments, or cosmetic surgery, the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates will be there for you, every step of the way.
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As an all-female team, we understand the importance of naturally beautiful looking skin. Known as leaders in the skincare industry, we have pioneered industry-changing rejuvenation techniques and signature procedures such as 3D Microneedling™, Forma Hydralyft™, and Glow Getter™.