Healite II

Healite II – Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT)

Low-level light therapy (LLLT) with Healite II is the therapeutic use of light-emitting diode (LED) light to enhance your body’s natural cellular recovery. The therapy can improve healing times, relieve pain, assist active acne to subside, promote skin rejuvenation and more.

How does LLLT work?

LLLT is:

  • Painless
  • Non-invasive
  • Risk-free
  • Safe and effective for all skin types

There are two available treatment lights at Dr Ian Timms. Dr Timms’ staff are trained to assess which light is appropriate for you at any stage of treatment. The two lights used are:

White light – 830nm with 590nm photo-sequencing, which assists with:

  • Wound healing
  • Pain relief
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Skin rejuvenation

Red light – 633nm which assists with:

  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Wound healing

Healite II treatment usually lasts between 13 and 20 minutes. There is no downtime with Healite II therapy if it is a standalone treatment.

Postoperative Care

IN HOSPITAL

You will wake after your surgery with dressings over your surgical site/s. Depending on the nature of the procedure you may also wake up with drainage tubes coming from your surgical site. These are removed with little discomfort when Dr Timms feels they are ready to be removed after your surgery. Nurses looking after you are trained to ensure that your recovery is smooth and that you are as comfortable as possible postoperatively. Our clinic nurse is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have whether you are recovering at home or within the hospital setting.

Dr Timms undertakes regular ward rounds, so he will be monitoring you very closely postoperatively.

Your anaesthetist will have prescribed medication for you to keep you comfortable – you will have pain relief medication prescribed for you for discharge also.

POST OP APPOINTMENTS

An appointment will be made for you to be reviewed by Dr Timms nurse in the rooms 7-10 days after your surgery. This appointment is usually arranged for you at your consultation appointment with Dr Timms. Sometimes it is arranged by the nursing staff that discharge you from hospital. This depends on the nature of your procedure and the duration of your stay in hospital.

WHAT TO WEAR

A soft surgical grade compression garment is usually indicated for breast, body and some facial procedures. These garments are to be worn for 24/7 for six weeks and can be removed for showering. These are specialised garments and we will advise you where to purchase these garments, how to wear the garments and what type you require when you book your procedure with Dr Timms. Many garments are claimable via your private health insurance depending on your level of cover and whether your procedure is medical or cosmetic.

POST OPERATIVE ACTIVITY

You will need to be prepared to avoid driving for a period of anywhere between 1-3 weeks post surgery. The duration of this time depends on the nature of your surgery, medications you are taking for pain relief and your level of confidence behind the wheel post-surgery. It is advisable that you refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks.

Most activities can be recommenced after your 6 week review with Dr Timms.

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