LASER FOR PIGMENTATION

LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL

 

The Candela Alexandrite laser is used on lighter skin types. This laser utilises a specific wavelength of energy to safely target the dark pigmented spots. The laser fires an intense burst of light to target the pigment lesions leaving normal surrounding skin unaffected. The laser light converts to heat to destroy the damaged pigmentation cells which turn darker over several days then fall off.

Treatment benefits people with uneven pigmentation, age spots, freckles and sun damaged skin. Final results and number of treatments required are dependent upon skin type. Candidates with lighter skin normally achieve faster results. Darker skin requires a lower frequency light wave and therefore more sessions. Laser Pigmentation removal  works  best on clients with fair skin, blue, green, grey eyes and not suitable for  dark or tanned skin.

BENEFITS OF LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL

 

Key benefits can include:

Reduced / Remove signs of sun damage by 70% -100%
Diminished appearance of blotches, brown spots and freckles

Refresh the skin
Even-toned skin for more youthful appearance

Effective and safe
Our lasers are rigorously tested, and only operated by our experienced and highly qualified technicians

 

 

 

Is Laser Pigmentation Treatment suitable for all skin type & all kinds of pigmentation?

Laser pigmentation treatments are not suitable for all skin type & all type of pigmentations.

If your skin tone is medium to dark or your pigmentation is caused by hormonal or medication it cannot be treated with laser.

Please book a Consultation to determine if your skin is suitable.

 

 

LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL
PRE CARE
  • No excessive sun exposure
  • No spray tan or nay tanning
  • No makeup on the day
  • Use  SPF 50+

 

 

 

LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL
POSTCARE

During the consultation, your technicians will guide you through the post treatment care guidelines. The most important aspect of this is to ensure the use of the cooling gel directly after the treatment as this will help to reduce inflammation while protecting the skin from infection.

  • No make up for 3 days
  • Apply cooling gel 2-3 times a day for 5 days
  • No excessive sun exposure
  • No exfoliation until skin heals
  • Avoid picking and peeling
  • Always wear sunscreen

 

It works best on clients with fair skin, and blue,green,grey eyes. If your skin is Fitzpatrick 4 to 5 , you are of Asian background or have sensitive or rosacea skin it is best to have a consultation.

Depending on the type of pigmentation being treated, clients will need between 2-6 treatments. The effectiveness of the treatment will be determined by the type, colour and depth of the pigmentation along with the condition of the skin. Complete clearing of the affected area may not be possible and will depend upon the type, area and colour of the lesion.

The heat from the laser is concentrated at a superficial level so it is likely that the client will experience some discomfort while the treatment is being performed. The treated area can feel like sunburn for up to 48 hours afterwards, however cold packs and cooling gel should be used to reduce redness and inflammation.

Following the treatment, the pigmentation will initially appear darker and can continue to deepen in colour for 48 hours post treatment. After this time the pigmentation will then begin to crust and gradually flake away. This process can take up to 14 days depending on the condition of the skin prior to treatment.

We can treat benign pigmentation such as freckles , age spots, , sun spots, hyperpigmentation,  and flat pigmented birth marks.  A  patch test will be performed prior to undergoing treatment and is reviewed to determine the likely success of the treatment. Not suitable for hormonal pigmentation (Melasma). 

It can depend on the type and size of the area being treated; most treatments can be completed within 5 to 30 minutes.

  • No waxing or depilatory creams on the area being treated for one week prior.
  • Avoid all sun exposure , sunbeds and fake tan on area being treated for 2 weeks prior
  • No laser hair removal on area being treated for 4 weeks prior.
  • No anti wrinkle injections and any kind of facial for 4 weeks.

The treatment is performed on the Candela GentleLASE 755nm Alexandrite Laser. The laser shatter the pigmentation which creates a wound with the skin causing the area to appear darker, a crust will form her the pigmented lesion and can take up to 14 days to flake away.

Apply LASER AID cream to area for 1 weeks after treatment and in some cases use burn aid cream as well. Cold compress recommended for th first 24 hours. No sun esposure or heat to the area for 2-4 weeks. Don't pick any flaking skin, it will flake away within the next 14 days. No make-up for 3-5 days. Apply SPF 50+ to area daily if exposed to sunlight.

 

More genetic pigmentation like freckles most likely will come back over time. Other pigmentations like sun damage, age spots all depend on correct aftercare followed and the treated area is cared for, then pigmentation is not likely to return. Pigmentation caused by sun exposure over time may re appear however daily use of SPF can significantly reduce this.

No, Laser Pigmentation cannot cause permanent scarring as it or doesn't cause damage to the Dermis layer of the skin. Any harm or blemishes caused during the treatments are will disappear with time if correct aftercare is followed.