Non-surgical Procedures

How to regain a youthful complexion with laser treatment and skincare

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More



Have you ever been asked why you look so worn out but have felt perfectly okay? If your face is telling the world that you’re feeling tired but you’re not, there are solutions available. Dr Gavin Chan (MBBS, Cosmetic Physician, Liposuctionist) explains that sun damaged skin with vascular damage can be effectively treated using laser skin treatment and skincare.

When Dr Gavin Chan consulted with his patient Deidre, she commented that she was fed up with people asking her if she was tired, even when she wasn’t. Due to a blood condition she had vascular damage on her face resulting in redness. This red skin combined with her sun damage made Deidre look older and more tired than she was.Up close face redness

Dr Gavin Chan notes that, “the patients who use the skincare we suggest combined with our laser skin treatments get the best results.” He suggested that Deidre use Synergie Skin Care range for 4 weeks before her laser treatment and continue to use it after her treatment.

How Gemini laser treatment effectively treats vascular facial conditions

Dr Gavin Chan used Gemini laser treatment to treat his patient’s red face and broken capillaries. With two frequencies the Gemini laser is a highly effective, gentle laser treatment that requires minimal downtime.

Gemini laser

The 532 nanometres (KTP) laser is selectively attracted to melanin in the skin and blood in the capillaries. It is specifically suited to treat vascular conditions including rosacea, broken facial capillaries and port wine stains. The 1064 nanometres (Nd:YAG) is a deeper penetrating laser that is specifically suited to treat deeper facial veins and spider leg veins.

View before and after photos of a patient treated for broken facial capillaries with Gemini laser treatment here

How Fraxel laser treatment effectively treats sun damage and skin pigmentation

To treat his patient’s sun damage and skin pigmentation, Dr Gavin Chan used the Fraxel laser This type of laser treatment is attracted to water in the skin. As the hand held device scans over the skin it fires microscopic columns of laser energy into it. By using fractional columns of laser energy there is less risk and less downtime required for patients.

Fraxel laser treatment

The 1550nm wavelength penetrates 1.4mm into the skin and effectively treats deep skin problems including acne and acne scarring. The 1927nm wavelength addresses surface skin problems including sun damage, skin pigmentation and freckles.

Results of laser treatment and skincare to treat sun damage, skin pigmentation and vascular conditions

A combination of sun damage, vascular skin conditions and the natural ageing process can make you look older than you feel. Using quality skincare products in conjunction with laser treatments can effectively rejuvenate your skin to make you look fresher and younger. It is important to note that the best laser treatments are performed at a reputable medical clinic that has highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses.

Dr Gavin Chan’s patient loved the results and said, “I’ve had people speak to me in the supermarket queue about my skin. When my girlfriend and I were having lunch a lady came over and apologised for staring at me. She told me that my skin was so beautiful. She couldn’t stop looking at my face!”.

Before after treatment

The best skincare to use after laser treatment

To prevent sun damage, repair and hydrate your skin it’s important to use a range of skincare products that are derived from natural ingredients and have the power of laboratory synthesised ingredients. All Synergie Skincare products are cruelty free and 100% ethically produced in Australia.

After your laser treatment, it is vital that you apply an effective sunscreen daily. Synergie Uberzinc is a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen, moisturiser and primer. The light, natural base sits on top your skin to reflect and block UVA and UVB rays. Suitable for all skin types and conditions, green tea neutralises free while zinc oxide inhibits collagen-degrading enzymes.

Synergie ImprovEyes Day restores the youthful look of the delicate skin around your eye area. The lightweight eye serum with revolutionary peptide technology targets puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and crow’s feet. The power packed combination of green coffee extract to fight free radicals and pure hyaluronic acid to hydrate and nourish is ideal for morning and evening use.

Synergie SuperSerum targets the visible signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines and increasing skin hydration. Harnessing the power of marine biotechnology, DNA repairing peptides and Phycosaccharide AI™ this serum repairs damaged cells as it stimulates collagen and healthy stem cells.

Need some help choosing skincare products that suit your skin type and condition? Our team of highly trained and experienced Skin Therapists are here to help. Book a consultation in below or call on 1300 863 824.

Where to get the best laser skin treatment and skincare in Melbourne

Feel like your skin is making you look old and tired? A combined approach of laser treatment and skincare can effectively treat skin pigmentation, sun damage and vascular skin conditions. Since 2005, led by Dr Gavin Chan our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses have helped thousands of people rejuvenate their skin, look younger and feel more confident. Find out how we can help by calling 1300 863 824 or filling in the form below.