LASER TREATMENT FOR HYPER-PIGMENTATION REMOVAL
Hyper-pigmentation is characterised by the darkening of the skin that can be localised to a small patch or widespread over the body in more rare circumstances. Hyper-pigmentation is a build up/over production of a the skin pigment melanin that can be caused by several factors and are often medically harmless, although, some hyper-pigmentation occurrences can be linked to a potentially harmful medical condition. Our medical team will always determine the type of hyper-pigmentation a patient is experiencing prior to any cosmetic treatment to ensure no further medical action is required.
Regardless if the hyper-pigmentation is caused by a harmless circumstance, such as genetics, hormone change or a reaction to certain medications, patients can experience distress over the discoloured area for aesthetic/self confidence reasons and are looking to have the discolouration removed. The most common cause of hyper-pigmentation here on Queensland’s Gold Coast (ie: ‘freckles’, ‘age spots’ and ‘liver spots’) is too much sun exposure. Sun exposure causes the skin to produce more melanin.
Our Picosure laser is approved to treat a variety of pigmented lesions by the USA’s FDA and is the best available technology in the industry as it requires fewer treatments than previous pigment removal methods and causes less discomfort to the patient.
The laser works by targeting the melanin within the skin which absorbs the light and is brought up to the surface, without harming the surrounding tissue, where it then fades away leaving a more even skin tone. Depending on the degree of pigmentation, you will generally need 3 – 6 treatment sessions at 2 – 4 weekly intervals to achieve optimal results. After your pigmentation reduction treatments are complete, we can offer an ‘all over’ rejuvenation treatment to brighten and refresh the entire area.