Skin pigmentation refers to darker patches on your skin. Special cells called melanocytes generate colour using melanin, this is what gives skin colour. People with albinism have almost none, very dark skinned people have a lot and there all of the variations in between.
If these cells become unhealthy or damaged it can affect melanin production. This can affect your whole body or just little parts of your skin. If that occurs, then those parts of your skin become skin pigmentations or pigmented lesions.
Certain factors which can cause skin pigmentation or pigmented lesions to manifest are injuries, burns, infections, inflammation, drugs, hormones and sunlight. Skin pigmentations or lesions manifest in various ways, such as freckles, age-spots, sun-spots, liver-spots and melasma.
None of these conditions are dangerous or contagious but they can be unsightly and from an aesthetic medicinal point of view something that can be tackled, to help you improve your confidence and appearance we use laser IPL technology aiming a special wavelength to treat all kind of pigmentation conditions.
Laser skin pigmentation removal is suitable for:
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Liver spots
IPL helps to initiate an enhanced ‘healing’ response by stimulating increased collagen production in the skin. It reduces active acne lesions and can improve superficial acne scarring.
Thread veins respond well to IPL and it is an excellent non-invasive treatment for removing these spidery red or purple lines from your skin.
IPL works to treat thread veins by firing short bursts of light of different wavelengths onto the affected area. This light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the thread veins, causing those blood vessels damage. Eventually the veins break down and are reabsorbed by the body. IPL effectively treats thread veins while minimising harmful effects to surrounding healthy tissue.
Pixel Laser Resurfacing
Pixel skin resurfacing improves skin texture and elasticity, as well as, restores the healthy state of the skin.
It improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damaged and aging skin.
How does it work?
Pixel skin resurfacing is based on the principle of micro-thermal treatment zones. The laser pulses create tiny ablative zones, removing the epidermis and upper dermis.
The treatment then triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin tissue.
The procedure treats small zones of the skin, leaving surrounding tissue untouched and intact. These large unaffected areas act as a reservoir for more effective and rapid tissue healing and collagen production. The result: new, healthier, smoother tissue in place of skin imperfections.
What to expect
Your physician will determine the ideal treatment plan according to your needs. Generally, treatment involves two to four sessions, at four week intervals. Right after treatment you may feel a slight tingling sensation. You may experience slight swelling for a day or two.
As new skin replaces dead tissue, your, your skin will flake; this is a sign that healing is underway. Your skin will look better immediately, and will steadily improve over the next few months.
Who can benefit and what parts of the body can be treated?
Pixel skin resurfacing can be used on patients of most skin types anywhere on the body.
Skin pitting can range from deep to moderate and light scars; with different shapes and diameters. We will need to assess the skin and build the appropriate treatment plan according to the initial consultation.
We treat scars with combining pixel laser and other aiding treatments such as prescriptive vitamin A Tretinoin and vitamin C serum. We use these as a potent mix formula to stimulate and regulate skin health and formation.
In addition, we also combine radio frequency and localised acupuncture treatment around the deep scars on a weekly basis in order to stimulate formation of collagen and elastin.