Pigmentation Treatments

Pigmentation is caused by many factors such as excessive exposure to the sun, hormonal factors, environmental to name a but a few. Pigmentation most commonly occurs on the face, chest, back, arms and hands largely because these areas are exposed to more sun. Age spots, liver spots, and freckles are all forms of pigments lesions that are caused by the excessive production of melanin in the skin.

 

When Do We Recommend Laser Treatment for Pigmentation?

Any area of your face or body where hyper pigmentation is present can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatment areas are the face, neck, back of the hands, décolleté, chest and shoulders. Pigmentation laser treatment works wonders for age spots and hyperpigmentation from the sun. It also treats freckles, so-called café au lait maculae, brown spots, birthmarks, enlarged pores, small facial veins, rosacea, redness, and flushing.

Pigment is controlled by the amount of melanin produced in the body. Dark-complexioned people have more melanin, while fair-skinned individuals have less. Where isolated areas of skin develop dark spots, this is classified as hyper-pigmentation.

This condition is a result of an overproduction of melanin and is caused by various factors, most notably sun exposure, age, hormonal variations, or genetic factors as well as skin infections or inflammation. It can be treated and improved with the use of specialised lasers.

 

How Does It Work?

Pigmentation laser treatment delivers the light energy that will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, more vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photo-thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine subcutaneous blood vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.

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