Pigmentation Laser & IPL Brisbane

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is the use of short bursts of light at a specific wavelength, when emitted, this light energy is selectively absorbed by either melanin (pigment) and haemoglobin in the skin or hair. This results in:

  • Reduction in pigmentation and pigmented spots due to age or sun damage.
  • Stimulates regeneration of your skin through the renewed production of collagen and elastin, reducing fine lines and improving skin tone.
  • Reduce redness in the skin or damaged capillaries leading to more even skin tone.
  • Targets and destroys the bacteria that causes acne.

Generally between 2-4 treatments are recommended for the treatment of facial redness and pigmentation and discount packages are available from our clinic. During the procedure you may feel a mild tingling sensation, like a “warm rubber band” snap on your skin, the contact cooling provided by the handpiece makes the procedure more comfortable. The pigmented lesions may get darker before they “flake off” in 1-2 weeks.

The Lutronic Solari IPL is the next generation less painful IPL.  Using dedicated filters, we can now refine the wavelengths of the light emitted to better target skin conditions, reducing collateral heat by blocking unnecessary wavelengths, while maintaining efficacy.

Price Guide: $299 per treatment for Face and $299 per treatment for neck and décolletage area (10% discount for second region when treating 2 regions at same time)

Pigmentation in hands before and after intense pulse light therapy in Brisbane
Pigmentation Hands before & after
Treatment of pigmentation before and after
Treatment of pigmentation before and after

Q Switch Laser

We have recently acquired the latest CosJet ATR Q switch Laser which uses very short bursts of photo-acoustic waves to disrupt and shatter pigment containing cells in the skin.  The treated area will gradually fade and clear overtime.

This is a gentle laser which is designed for Asian and darker skin types when treating pigmentation.  It is also suitable for tattoo removal.

We have treatment protocol for the following conditions:

  • Melasma
  • Hormonal pigmentation
  • Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Birthmarks
  • Asian Skin Whitening program
  • Pigmented Age spots
  • Acne scarring
  • Carbon Facial (treatment for enlarged pores)

As this is a gentle laser, 6 to 8 treatments are required to achieve desired results.

We currently have a special introductory price for our Q Switch Laser.  Please call our friendly staff for further information and a complimentary assessment.

Injectable collagen stimulation injections have been available since early 2000s.  

The information on this page for Bio-Stimulators will assist your understanding during your consultation with our doctor.  Due to TGA regulations, we cannot put before and after photos on our website.

Overtime we see too many patients' faces over-filled using temporary gel products. 

Temporary gels are water binding materials that occupy space in the tissues until the materials breakdown over 6-12 months.

Traditional wrinkles treatments, including temporary volumising gels do not improve the quality of the skin.  In fact after mid 20s, we lose about 1% of collagen per year from our face, causing our skin to be thinner as we age.  After menopause we lose even more collagen, up to 30% in the first 5 years of menopause, both in our skin and our bones.  

Collagen stimulators and bio-regenerative type products, on the other hand, has a bio-stimulatory effect, and most patients who use collagen bio-stimulators will notice an improvement in the quality of their skin initially, followed by a gradual increase in volume over a couple of months.  Results from collagen bio-stimulation injections may vary between individuals, but in general, results last longer than traditional temporary gel fillers.

There are a few types of collagen bio-stimulator in the Australian market and each have their unique benefits and disadvantages.  Our doctors will discuss the possible benefits of some of these bio-stimulators as well risks of these products during and post injections. 

It is also important to know how to incorporate bio-stimulators as part of your rejuvenation journey, when combined with other treatments such as Lasers, traditional cosmetic treatments and other energy based devices.  

You will need a thorough consultation, treatment planning and informed consent prior to collagen Biostimulator treatments. 

You may also need to have a few months interval between your previous treatments and collagen biostimulator treatments. 

Injectable Bio-stimulators are prescription only medicines in Australia and a doctor's consultation is essential.  

Main benefits:  

Improvements in volume occur gradually over a few months and provides natural looking result.  For some types of collagen stimulators, a few treatments may be required. 

Once your skin forms its own collagen, it takes longer for this collagen to breakdown.

Hence, results may last 12-24 months, longer than the average temporary gel products.  

For patients who have lost a lot of volume in their face and likely to require lots of temporary gel products, or patients who "burn" through their temporary gel quickly,  biostimulators may be an alternvative option in the long run.  This happens in women who have high metabolism or peri- and post-menopausal women. 

The aesthestic management of menopausal women is different to treating a women who is younger.  Women start to lose collagen with declining oestrogen levels, a whole decade before the onset of menopause, so replacing this collagen is sometimes more important than just filling the face. 

As collagen remodelling and collagen contraction occur overtime, most patients will also notice  "firmness" in the skin that is rarely achievable using traditional temporary gel products. 

Collagen Biostimulators are useful for reducing temporal hollowness, firming lateral high cheek, lateral jawline including pre-auricular region, jowls, neck and decolletage as well as hands. 


Higher upfront cost (when compared to traditional cosmetic injections) and for some biostimulators, a few treatments are required. 

Results are not immediate, as collagen production takes time, the improvements occur over a few months. 

Collagen Biostimulators are not suitable for lips and the thin skin around the eye (periorbital) region as there is a small risk of nodules.  Hence non biostimulatory treatments are required in these areas. 

Some patients with active autoimmune disorders may not be suitable for bio-stimulator injections.  A full medical history is essential to exclude contra-indications.

Other treatment risks are similar to traditional cosmetic injections includes pain, bruising, swelling, foreign body reaction, lumpiness, vascular occlusion and blindness.