laseR pigmentation removal
Pigmentation – or uneven skin tone – is a skin problem which affects much of the Australia adult population and an issue for which treatment options can be quite limited.
Generally these pigmentation lesions pose no health risk, but they can be unsightly. Whereas a tan might look healthy while it lasts, pigmentation problems create a longer-term patchy appearance which spoils the complexion, making the skin look older.
At The Facetime Skin & Body Clinic we use the world’s largest manufacturer of lasers, Quanta Q-Plus C which are both FDA & TGA approved.
Quanta Q plus Q switched laser offers a safe and effective option for treating a range of pigmentation issues:
Patchy skin tone
Age spots, sun spots, liver spots
Melasma / Chlosma
HOW IT WORKS?
Melanin is a substance that gives our skin colour. When too much melanin gathers in one location, freckles, age spots, and other minor blemishes can occur. Our Pigment Correcting Laser can help. Once the wavelengths of laser produced by it are absorbed by those areas, it shatters the colouration, dispersing it through the body’s lymphatic system. As a result the spots reduce over time, leaving you with clearer, more even skin.
The process begins when you meet with one of our laser techician for a one-on-one consultation. We will discuss your pigmentation and examine your skin carefully. Then we’ll do a patch test to make sure your skin is right for this laser treatment.
We will book your first appointment shortly after. Once you arrive, we’ll give you protective eyewear and prepare you for the treatment. This type of removal is not painful for most people, but you might feel a tingling sensation as we apply the laser. Directly afterwards we will use aloe vera on the affected area.
Make sure you don’t directly expose the area to sun for at least twenty-four hours, as heat can have an adverse effect on your capillaries. If you need to schedule a follow up appointment, we will do it within a few weeks of your initial session.
How many treatments are required?
Laser treatments are the fastest and most effective available. The number of sessions depend on the type of pigmentation but most clients need around 4-6 treatments.
*Disclaimer: All treatments are based on suitability, medical questionnaire and consent. We can't guarantee the results of our treatments. Results differ from person to person and the likely effectivity will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. Permanence of results is not guaranteed.
is the treatment painful?
The patient may perceive a sensation very similar to the stroke of a rubber band on the skin. This tolerable discomfort could be diminished by the use of a cooling system on the skin as well as by the application of a topical or local anesthetic.
Safe, Effective and no invasive.
For a difficult to treat condition such as melasma, Our Q switched laser is especially effective due to its selectivity and breaking apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin – a unique feature that also allows other treatment possibilities, such as the safe and effective removal of complex, multi-coloured tattoos.
How quickly will I see results?
Post-treatment you will notice redness, slight swelling and darkening of pigments. Results start to show from 1-4 weeks post-treatment.
What do I need to know about aftercare?
Once you have had Laser treatment for Sunspots/Freckles/Melasma be sure to protect your skin with a sun protection cream on a daily basis.
You can only use mineral makeup.
The skin will be healed within 10-14 days.
You will be given aftercare advice sheet which you must follow.
Who is not suitable for treatment?
Anyone dark skinned above a Skin Type 4.
Sun tan/use of sun beds and fake tan
Healing disorders such as those caused by Diabetes Mellitus and lupus
History of Keloid scarring
Recent use of Roacutane
Immune, lymphatic system disorders