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Excessive skin pigmentation can be from number of causes including sun exposure, hormones, skin trauma & congential. Pigmentation can be treated with lasers, IPL (intense pulse light) skin needling & lightening creams. The mode of treatment used will be dependent on the type of pigmentation, client preference, & client risk tolerance.
Lighten with IPL.
Pigmenation can be classified into epidermal (superficial), dermal (deep), and mixed. Different lasers are used for different types of skin pigmentation & skin types. UV protection/sunscreen is paramount in the treatment of pigmentation.
Results after one IPL Pigmentation treatment
Pigmented lesions such as age spots & freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with IPL. However, with Melasma, even in those that get a good result from treatment, pigmentation may reappear on exposure to summer sun and/or because of hormonal factors it can be effectively cleared but can’t be cured. Laser is the best treatment option. To read more please follow this link. These treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. Intense Pulsed Light systems release short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
A. With Intense Pulsed Light treatments a layer of chilled gel is applied to the treatment area. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.
A. Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.
A. Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required. What should I expect after the treatment? The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. With Intense Pulsed Light treatments the lesions will darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away.
A. The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
A. The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of lesion present, but a typical session will take 10 to 30 minutes.
A. The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
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