Uneven Skin Tone
HOW CAN I PREVENT PIGMENTATION FROM RECURRING OR GETTING WORSE?
Sun protection. Sun protection. Sun protection.
Almost 80% of pigmentation problems root from the same cause which is sun exposure. We cannot stress enough the importance of sun protection in determining the success of pigmentation removal treatment and its long term prevention of recurrence.
Sun protection can be in the form of physical protection such as bringing an umbrella, wearing covered clothing and masks or chemical protection such as oral or topical sunscreen
WHAT IS PIGMENT LASER USED FOR?
Pigmentation treatment laser therapy can be used to treat multiple skin concerns such as:
✅ Pigmentation (Freckles / Sun spot / Melasma)
✅ Dull looking skin for whitening and brightening
✅ Enlarged pores
✅ Oily skin
✅ Acne marks
✅ Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Lasers Treatment For Pigmentation
Lasers Treatment for Skin Blemishes
Fractional CO2 Laser
In general, laser pigmentation removal treatments direct concentrated pulses of light into the skin. Depending on the type of laser, the laser therapy for pigmentation can either:
(1) Penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, disperse pigment, as well as reduce fines and wrinkles
(2) Gently resurface the outer layers of your skin to promote the growth of new skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone, along with the reduction of skin imperfections.
Prior to the procedure, an experienced therapist will help you apply a local anaesthetic to your treatment area.
During the procedure, as our doctor directs the laser handpiece over your skin, you will most likely feel a prickly sensation. Most patients find this tolerable and experience minimal discomfort after their procedures.
Our doctor and his team of therapists will take steps to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible.
Most patients report experiencing redness immediately following the procedure. However, there is no downtime for most laser treatments, and patients are able to return to their daily activities following the procedure.
For stronger laser pigmentation removal procedures, patients might experience skin peeling a few days after the treatment, to reveal new and improved skin. While you will be able to resume your daily activities after the treatment, our doctor advises avoiding high-impact exercises and direct exposure to sunlight for the first 2 days to allow for optimum skin healing.
Downtime is expected to be up to a week. You may wish to schedule your procedure for stronger laser procedures a few weeks before any important social events.
Sun protection measures are strongly advised after all laser treatments.
Most laser procedures are suitable for all skin types. Some laser treatments may not be suitable for patients with darker skin tones, as they could be at risk of unwanted pigmentation changes.
If you are not suitable for such laser treatments, our doctor will be able to recommend other treatments for your skin type that suits your needs.
Every individual is different, even for their treatments. Usually you would be able to see some results after one session, but you may need a few sessions to completely clear the skin imperfections as it is also dependent on the severity of the skin condition.
Laser treatment does not usually thin or weaken the skin when properly administered.
Some lasers can even promote collagen production and skin rejuvenation, improving skin thickness and elasticity.
After the procedure, there might be a brief recovery period, including mild redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few days.
To optimize results and minimize potential complications, observe the treatment intervals and follow post-treatment care instructions, including sun avoidance and proper skincare.
Avoiding sun exposure helps protect the treated skin and reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation or other adverse effects.
Definitely! Consistent and regular laser treatments offer significant benefits for the skin.
Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
Collagen stimulation, especially around the eyes or mouth, can soften the appearance of these ageing signs – a suitable alternative for those who prefer not to use btx neurotoxin.
Reduce the Size of Enlarged Pores:
Laser skin resurfacing can make enlarged pores appear smaller, resulting in smooth and even-looking skin that enhances makeup application.
Tighten Skin and Encourage Collagen Production:
Regular laser treatments promote new collagen formation, maintaining the skin’s firmness and suppleness over time, countering the effects of ageing.
Treat Brown Spots, Redness, and Discoloration:
Laser sessions fade existing age spots, freckles, and acne marks, resulting in clearer skin (Note: It does not prevent new blemishes from appearing over time.)
|Improve Depressed Acne, Traumatic, and Surgical Scars:
Laser treatments encourage new collagen to fill depressed scars, leading to a more even appearance that endures.
Reduce the Appearance of Prominent Blood Vessels:
Broken capillaries or spider veins can be reduced in 3 to 6 sessions, evening out the skin tone, but occasional visits may be required to address new vessels.
Continued Improvement Over Time:
Laser treatments not only address existing skin concerns but also trigger ongoing collagen production and skin rejuvenation. As a result, you may experience continued improvement in your skin’s appearance over several months after completing a series of laser sessions.
Beyond addressing current skin issues, laser treatments can have preventive effects. Laser treatments may help slow down the visible signs of ageing by stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture, making them a valuable investment in maintaining youthful and healthy-looking skin over the long term.