The stimulation of melanocytes in the skin leads to the development of pigmentation. Melanocytes are the cells that release melanin, which is the pigment you can see in your skin after being in the sun and a tan is developing. Different skin types are more prone to producing patches of pigmentation, and these can be stimulated by changes in hormones, trauma, and chemical alterations to the skin. Luckily, laser pigmentation removal can help alleviate this.
Laser pigmentation removal treatment methods will vary depending on the individual involved but they can include topical creams and IPL treatments. Often referred to as sun spots, age spots and liver spots, pigmented lesions are often a concern for people who are looking at clearing their complexion. Laser for skin pigmentation in Melbourne can be easily treated for those people who are committed to staying out of the sun and wearing sunblock. After a professional diagnosis, pigmented lesions can be treated and maintained long term.
Fair-to-olive skin types are best suited to this treatment. Patients of laser pigmentation removal in Melbourne should not be treated if they have had significant sun exposure (sun, solarium) or fake tan in the 4 weeks immediately prior to treatment.
YOUR TREATMENT WITH US
Our Liberty Belle Skin Centre clinicians will devise the best laser pigmentation removal plan to suit your individual skin’s needs.
You will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturisers, lie down on a couch, and put special goggles on to protect your eyes. The areas to be treated with laser for skin pigmentation can be numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream. The therapist will pass a laser beam over the treatment area.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser pigmentation removal for dark skin and fair skin alike promotes rejuvenation by utilising an intense beam of light to deliver energy to the skin. The laser focuses on problem areas such as redness, mottled complexion, sun damage, brown spots and freckles, or can be used to treat a whole area.
It heats up the area to encourage new skin to grow. It works beneath your epidermis to stimulate collagen growth.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING FACIAL LASER SKIN REJUVENATION?
Our Liberty Belle Skin Centre clinicians will customise a plan to suit your individual skin’s needs.
You will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturisers, lie down on a couch, and to put special goggles on to protect your eyes. The areas to be treated can be numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream. The therapist will pass a laser beam over the treatment area.
WHAT IS THE DURATION TIME OF THE TREATMENT?
The Melbourne laser pigmentation removal procedure can last from a few minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the area being treated.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS TREATMENT?
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and skin may appear slightly red and mildly swollen. This resolves over the next few hours and makeup can be applied to cover the redness. Within 1 — 3 weeks the darkened spots will flake off and fade leaving a rejuvenated skin appearance. Any diffuse redness will decrease and your complexion will improve. New spots and redness may appear with ongoing sun damage, but these too can be prevented or treated.
One to three IPL laser skin (resurfacing) treatments at our Melbourne skin centre are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be necessary for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas or excessively sun-damaged skin.