Pigmentation is excess melanin coming to the surface of your skin, caused mainly by sun exposure. What was once a few freckles has now become uneven brown patches, not only on the face but hands, décolletage and shoulders. These are known as age spots and are a true give away of the ageing process.
Luckily, they are easy to treat by a variety of treatments:
IPL Skin Rejuvenation effectively reduces skin pigmentation in approximately 3-5 visits. The heat of the light is absorbed into the melanin and breaks down the pigment at its core.
After your IPL treatment, the skin pigmentation or sun spots will gradually fade and slowly disappear. However, in some instances the pigment may appear darker as it heals itself, whilst in other cases it can flake up in a bid to eliminate the pigment in an external scab form.
Rosacea is a common skin condition especially in paler skins. It is harmless but very unpleasant looking, with suffers being very self-aware of the condition. The symptoms occur gradually and severity varies from person to person. Primary signs of Rosacea include
- Persistent Redness
- Bumps and Pimples
- Blood Vessels appearing
Other signs include:
- Burning and Stinging
- Dry Appearance
- Raised Red Patches
- Skin Thickening
IPL Skin Rejuvenation works amazingly for the symptoms of rosacea. Firstly, red thread veins absorb the light energy. The heat encourages the body to reabsorb them, improving the appearance.
Secondly, the light energy warms the collagen fibres in the skin. This stimulates new collagen and improves the support of the small blood vessels, which helps to delay the development of more thread veins.
Frequently Asked Questions on treating skin imperfections with Laser Therapy
Q: What is a vascular lesion?
A: An abnormal presentation of blood vessels. Vascular lesions may appear as light or dark red marks or bumps. They can be congenital e.g. a port wine stain. However, they are mainly acquired through trauma, for example, sun burn or with an underlying medical condition similar to large moles or varicose veins. Typical vascular lesions include scars, rosacea, thread veins and port wine stains.
Q: What is a pigmented lesion?
A: A pigmented lesion is a tan, blue-grey or brown skin mark that is caused by a deposit of pigmented cells at various depths under the skin’s surface. In removing these marks, several treatments are usually necessary for successful elimination. Typical pigmented lesions include sun spots and birth marks.
Q: How does laser treatment work?
A: The laser emits a prescribed dose of energy to the vein. The laser “selectively” targets the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel will naturally disappear over some weeks.
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: Typically, only one or three treatments are required, and results can be seen immediately and will also improve over 3-4 weeks after. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
Q: Does treating skin imperfections with laser therapy hurt?
A: The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately.
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