Pigmentation Reduction and Removal
One of the most common laser treatments we treat is Laser Pigmentation Removal Melbourne. Located in Melbourne CBD, we provide laser pigmentation removal Melbourne in the nearby suburbs of Emporium, QV, Highpoint, Abbotsford, Carlton, Richmond, St Kilda, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Brunswick, Toorak and surrounding areas.
Pigmentation Removal with Laser
The term laser for pigmentation refers to the use of lasers to lighten the appearance of pigmentation in various areas of the body. This treatment is referred to as a therapeutic laser resurfacing or TRS.
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons often use this procedure because it allows them to treat patients with any type of skin disease, infection, or birthmark. This is done to treat small bumps or other places that the skin’s collagen fibres may have broken or weakened.
Laser for Pigmentation focuses on melasma, freckles, age spots, acne scars, and sun damage with effective and safe laser or IPL pigmentation treatments.
Pigmentation enhances how old we look much more than wrinkles.
It can effectively and safely minimise the appearance of pigmentation, freckles, and after-trauma pigmentation like age spots and acne scars. Laser pigmentation removal helps in treating these conditions by fragmenting and targeting the chosen imperfection without creating any damage to the tissue surrounding the skin.
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation signifies coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders influence the color of the skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment known as melanin. When these cells become damaged or damaged, it impacts melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect only spots of skin.
Types of pigmentation
While increased pigmentation isn’t harmful, it may be a sign of another health condition. One of the types of pigmentation is melasma, which is thought to result from hormonal changes and might grow during pregnancy.
Regions of pigmentation can occur on almost any region of the human body, but they seem most commonly on the gut and face. Also referred to as liver stains or solar lentigines, sunspots are typical.
They are associated with excessive sun exposure with time. Normally, they look like spots on areas exposed to sunlight, such as the face and hands. This is a consequence of inflammation or injury to the skin. A frequent cause of the sort is acne.
What causes pigmentation?
- Sun harm
- Skin Care trauma/Injury
- Environmental vulnerability
- Environmental changes
- Trauma, medicines and medical conditions
Sun exposure is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation because it is sunlight that activates the creation of melanin in the first place. Melanin acts as the own skin’s natural sunscreen by shielding you from harmful rays, and that’s the reason why folks tan in sunlight. But excessive sunlight exposure can interrupt this process, resulting in hyperpigmentation.
How does laser pigmentation removal work?
Laser Pigmentation Removal functions to safely and effectively reduce the appearance of freckles, pigmentation, and post-trauma pigmentation such as acne scars and age spots. The laser targets only the pigmented lesion in the skin that absorbs the light, without damaging the surrounding skin.
The laser heats up and shatters the pigment. The pigment is then attracted to the surface without damaging the surrounding tissues. Once attracted to the surface, the pigmented lesions will dry or fade and flake off the treated region, leaving skin with an even complexion and tone.
Collins Laser Clinic Melbourne CBD uses Fotona technology which unites multiple wavelengths in 1 treatment, allowing us to target and treat a broader variety of pigments. The laser has the highest-energy, single-pulse engineering, powered to eliminate surface pigmentation and profound vascular damage. This means better outcomes for your pigmentation removal. It’s by far the most innovative Q-Switched laser readily available to take care of psoriasis, melasma, vascular damage, and uneven skin tone.
What we treat for laser pigmentation removal?
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Any other type of pigmentation
BENEFITS OF LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL
- Reverses Sun Damage Signs
- Helps in reducing the presence of pigmentation, blotched, and brown spots, on the body or face.
- Minimizes Stretch Marks & Scarring
- Maintain a youthful and equal-looking skin by removing all unwanted pigmentation.
- Effective & Safe
Laser Pigmentation Removal Side Effects
While it is important to keep your skin protected and looking its best, laser pigmentation removal does have some side effects.
Some of the side effects include:
- Mild swelling
- Redness for 3-4 days
The recommended laser pigmentation removal recovery time is 3 -4 days with little to no sun exposure and then applying a lot of SP50+ sunscreen after the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I remove pigmentation permanently?
In order to remove pigmentation, you require specific laser treatments. Get a free consultation and we shall let you know what is the best treatment for you.
Why does pigmentation happen on the face?
This occurs due to the increase in melanin. This may occur due to sun damage or other factors such as an increase in the level of hormones in your body.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment?
Instantly post-treatment you can expect to see some moderate redness. You may also find a few of the pigmentation spots (freckles) turn darker. This is normal and the pigment naturally drops off the surface of the skin over seven to 14 days depending upon your skin cell turnover.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you require may vary, depending on the number of freckles and discoloration spots. It is common to require 2-3 treatments.
Is The Treatment Painful?
Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during their treatment followed by some redness which usually settles in 2-4 hours.