Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation Reduction
Pigmentation reduction, sometimes referred to as age spots, sun spots or dark pigment (please see below for a full list) can be a result of numerous factors such as hormonal changes, aging or sun exposure. Often, this can be difficult to treat. However, using the latest in innovative laser technologies these dark blemishes can be significantly reduced, leaving you with rejuvinated skin and a brighter, clear and more even complexion.
How does Pigment Reduction work?
By exposing a pigmented lesion or dark spot to our Advanced Fluorescence Technology, the highly concentrated area of melanin (pigment) can shatter. Our system offers greater precision and effectiveness for pigmentation reduction. The pigment is then absorbed by the body, making the dark patches significantly less visible.*
What can Pigmentation Reduction Laser treat?
- Uneven skin tone
- Hyperpigmentation and Dyschromia are an alteration of colour or excessive Pigmentation reduction. Works well with Clearlift and iPixel Lasers to rejuvinate skin. Full details will be provided at your consultation. of the skin
- Brown age spots (also called liver spots, sun spots, age spots or solar lentigines) are pigment accumulations in the upper layer of the skin due to sun exposure. They generally occur on the face, neck, chest and back as well as the forearms and hands.
- Freckles (epithedlides) are small spots of concentrated pigment stimulated by the sun that remain in stable locations on sun exposed areas.
- Melasma causes brown to grey-brown patches. Generally occurring on the face, on the bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.
- Cafe-au-lait spots are the light brown colour of milky coffee; they can be small or large and appear on any part of the body.
- Rosacea – a condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.
- Facial thread veins and nevi (telangiectasia) small superficial red, purple or blue veins often occurring around the nose and cheeks.
Face, Hands and Body may be treated.
Treatment what to expect
Our new generation of laser pigmentation reduction treatments does minimal damage to the outer skin layer and thus minimises redness and downtime. The ablative element of the laser happens in the deeper skin layers and uses heat to stimulate collagen production. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to stimulate growth of new healthy skin tissue and pigmentation reduction . During the treatment, some people may feel a mild discomfort, like being pinged with an elastic band. Furthermore, for larger areas numbing cream and our cold air device will reduce discomfort. Depending on your skin type (and the lesion being treated) some redness and inflammation may be visible after the treatment, but will usually subside in around 48 hours.*
Can Pigment reduction be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Pigmentation reduction, works well with Clearlift and iPixel Lasers to rejuvinate skin. Full details will be provided at your consultation.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sunscreen.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin.
- stay away from hot baths and heat treatments including exercise for the first 24 hours.
- Apply Aloe vera and a cool compress at home if you have inflammation.
- Most people report rejuvinated skin with an improved tone and texture 6 – 10 days after just one treatment.*
Consultation and Treatment
For a free Pigment reduction consultation and patch test in a relaxed, private setting, contact Avalon Medispa. With the latest technology and most effective treatments and products at our fingertips, we can customise a treatment plan that is ideal for you and your skin. We would love to hear from you.