WHAT ARE CAUSES OF PIGMENTATION?
Pigmented lesions arise from a wide range of natural and environmental sources including photodamage, genetic makeup, and the aging process. They may also manifest as side effects of medical procedures. Both can vary in size, shape, and prevalence in a given area. Pigmented lesions include pigment-related birthmarks, age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Treatment of pigmented lesions depends on the principle of selective photothermolysis; the proper wavelength is applied, and the light energy is absorbed by the chromophore and converted to heat which breaks up pigment. Surrounding tissue remains undamaged. In many cases numerous sessions are required to maximise results.
To successfully treat pigmented lesions, our doctor will carefully apply energy to break up pigment or blood but spare surrounding tissue. Our doctor will also adjust treatment parameters to maximise delivery of energy (for better results) and minimise patient discomfort.
AM I SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
Generally all skin types are suitable for this treatment.
Understandably, treatment of darker skin is more challenging due to the higher concentration of melanin in the skin. In those cases, treatment may be too painful or cause burning.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE FULL RESULTS?
Depending on the severity of the patients condition, we usually recommend 3 to 5 sessions for optimal results.
ARE THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
There is minimal downtime of less than a week for most patients. You will experience slight redness and some swelling right after the treatments.