Since 2019, Dr James Schinazi’s practice has been equipped with the latest generation of medical lasers, the ORIGIN.
This innovative medical device has become the gold standard in terms of skin rejuvenation. It is a French-made (Déléo laboratories) Erbium Glass fractional laser.
Depending on the effect sought and the medical indications, the laser will create micro-wells in the dermis (70 micrometres in diameter, so almost invisible) of variable densities and depths.
The aim is then to activate the healing process thanks to the areas of healthy skin (between the micro-wells) and to promote cell renewal and stimulate collagen synthesis.
Like all lasers, the Origin laser has its very own wavelength, 1550 nm.
This property enables it to penetrate the tissues well, meaning that the treatment is almost pain-free and very little downtime is required after treatment.
Depending on the patient’s expectations, the medical diagnosis and the feasibility of the treatment, we can either select certain areas of the face to treat or treat the face as a whole.
The laser’s settings vary according to the indications, as do the after-affects and sensitivity of the treatment. The main indications for which the Origin laser can be used are:
The first step is a medical consultation, with a free quote. This is carried out by Dr Schinazi or by one of his assistant doctors. This step is vital because it allows us to:
– define the right indications
– rule out any possible counter-indications (pregnancy, breastfeeding, certain medicines, etc.)
– decide how many sessions will be required
– draw up a detailed quote (fees per session)
– inform the patient about any potential side effects (mainly redness and swelling)
During the second appointment, we ask the patient to arrive an hour before their treatment so that we can take “before” pictures of the skin and apply an anaesthetic cream so that the session is as comfortable as possible.
The session then proceeds by targeting the selected areas or the face as a whole, depending on the indications. It is carried out by one of the practice’s laser practitioners, after Dr Schinazi has checked the device’s settings. Cold air is pulsed onto the skin at the same time as the laser shots (just like for hair removal) in order to cool the skin down and limit inflammation following the treatment.
At the end of the session, a fresh and hydrating mask is applied in the practice, then the skin is exposed to medical LEDs (light therapy), which soothes the skin and usually means the patients leave with just a touch of redness.
It is best to refrain from wearing make-up the day after treatment and not to expose the skin to the sun in the month following treatment, in order to avoid any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We recommend wearing high factor sun protection throughout this whole period.
The number of sessions varies according to the indications, usually 3 to 6 sessions spaced a month apart.
The fee depends on the surface treated in each session, varying between 250 and 400 euros per session.