Laser Pigmentation and Sun Damage Treatment

Excessive skin pigmentation is a result of the production of melanin. This excessive pigmentation can be the result of a number of causes including excessive sun exposure, hormones, skin trauma, and congenital conditions.

This unsightly pigmentation can now be treated effectively with lasers. The type of treatment used will be dependent on the type of pigmentation. Different lasers are used for different types of skin pigmentation and skin types.

The IPL technology works by lasers targeting cells and causes damage to the area. This damage promotes a wound-healing response in the skin, without a major tissue build-up. After treatment, the skin begins to rapidly produce new skin cells, which replace old and damaged areas of skin.

C02 Lasers can provide dramatic improvements for sunspots and offer long-lasting results with the least amount of treatment. The intensity of the laser is adjusted on an individual basis and thus offers the practitioner a wide range of flexibility in minimizing the appearance of sun damage on the skin.

Fractional Laser uses pinpoint, computer-guided precision to create micro-channels in the skin. This initiates the body’s healing response by stimulating new collagen and elastin production, while the surrounding skin remains intact for rapid healing. Fraxel laser offers a less invasive wrinkle reduction treatment, while also targeting scars and discolouration, giving you fresher , more evenly coloured skin.

Laser facial rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll not have to stay overnight. You may have sections treated individually or treat your entire face and chest. For some areas, you may be numbed on the areas with a local anesthetic cream.

Treating sections of the face takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours. Swelling after laser skin resurfacing is normal. Sleeping on an extra pillow at night can ease this swelling.

Each treatment varies, so you will need to discuss with your laser practitioner as to how long your recovery (downtime is). Depending on the type of laser used and the amount of treatment you have had will influence the recovery period greatly. As a guideline, you can expect all facial skin to be recovered within a week to ten days.

Risks and Complications
  • Potential risks of laser rejuvenation procedure include:
  • Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat
  • Scarring
  • Changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin
  • Reactivating herpes cold sores
  • Bacterial infection
LaseMD with Dr Steven Weiner Dr Steven Weiner on the LaseMD for skin repair and rejuvenation July 25, 2017 - I caught up with Dr Steven Weiner at the Non-Surgical Symposium 2017 on the Gold Coast last month about the LaseMD for skin repair and rejuvenation. Listen to the podcast, watch the video or read below to find out more. Trish: I’m here again today with Dr. Steven Weiner, who is a facial plastic surgeon and he’s based in Florida in the U.S. We’re going to talk about the LaseMD, which is a new device, which is just been released on the market in Australia, hasn’t it? Dr. Weiner: And in the U.S. as well. Trish: And in the U.S. So it’s a world first. It’s basically for pores, for pigmentation … Tell us what it’s about. I’m quite excited by this product because it’s… apart from the fact that it looks good. Dr. Weiner: This is a resurfacing laser. It’s a 1927 wavelength. You roll it over the skin and it goes very superficially. It improves textures, pores, pigmentation. It gives a general resurfacing of the skin. Like an aggressive peel. Trish: For someone like me, who’s got quite large pores, this is going to be really effective? Dr. Weiner: Yes, that’s true. It’s a very gentle laser. Most […]
Pastelle Tattoo Removal Pastelle Q-Switch and Tattoo Removal February 2, 2017 - For many people tattooing their body is a work of art. There is a huge contingent of women and men who love their tattoos and embrace and grow with them as they move into the older stages of their lives. They continue to get more at significant moments in their lives, or just because they love the look and/or symbolism. However, for some of us, whilst it seemed to be a good idea when we were young, wild, free, brave and super cool, all of a sudden we regret our decision earlier in life to get a tattoo. There are several reasons why men and women wish they could get rid of tattoos: Social stigma or pressure Changes in the body, ageing process Job or career with a strict company policy Embarrassment New partner’s preferences Forgetting ex-partner (nothing worse than having your ex tattooed on your bum!) Other personal reasons What are the ways we can get rid of tattoos? High-intensity, short-pulse width lasers facilitate in removing stubborn tattoos by breaking up the pigment under the skin. The one we’re going to talk about today is Pastelle. Also regarded as effective in treating other issues with the skin such as […]
Cryomed In Who Do We Trust Part 2 – Cryomed August 25, 2016 - In today’s modern world, almost all medical procedures/therapies have become so sophisticated due to the extensive use of cutting edge technologies and state of the art devices. The credit of a successful procedure goes to both the doctor and the quality equipment used for the procedure. Any professional doctor equipped with low quality machines cannot be expected to produce high results. Then, who is more important? The simple answer is both. So, you should also consider the quality of the devices used for medical procedures as an important factor along with the experience and qualification of a doctor. If we look at the list of major suppliers/manufacturers of medical devices in the Australian market, Cryomed stands among the top suppliers of quality medical devices. It is a subsidiary of the Velocity 8 Group of companies established in 2005. Cryomed is the leading supplier of ultrasound systems, non invasive cryolipolysis, and laser aesthetic devices in Australia and New Zealand. The company has an extensive experience in dealing with different types of medical as well as aesthetic surgery equipment. They offers world class customer support – both in pre-sale and post-sale periods – to create great customer satisfaction. Cryomed offers a wide […]
Cryomed Pastelle Laser Pastelle January 19, 2015 - There are so many lasers on the market it is hard to keep up with which one is the best and which machine does what. Well today I wanted to introduce you to the Pastelle Q Switch Nd:LYAG laser. After learning a little bit about the incredible technology behind this laser… you hopefully wont be so confused anymore. The Pastelle is designed specifically for the general treatment of pigmentation, toning, acne, acne scarring, tattoo removal and many more procedures as well as performing soft laser peel and FR peel for treating wrinkles and enlarged pores. The Pastelle Laser is so versatile in treatments because it comes with three major modes and wavelengths; 1064nm, 532nm and an additional Free Running Mode. The Free Running mode is a rapid free flow laser mode, which is great for the treatment of anti-aging signs such as wrinkles, pore size and whitening. The 1064nm laser treats pigmented lesions in the dermal layer – this includes treatments such as all colour tattoo removal and melisma. Whilst the 532nm laser works in shorter wavelengths and its high melanin absorption characteristics enables it to treat pigmented lesions in the epidermal such as freckles and age spots. Now because […]

Laser Pigmentation and Sun Damage Treatments

Adele

Adele is an experienced digital marketer and web designer. She also has a background in medical science so is interested in the biology and science behind plastic surgery procedures. Passionate about health and wellbeing, she promotes living a naturally healthy lifestyle that is beneficial for both the body and mind. She believes in the motto “eating to live, not living to eat” and in choosing the right foods for their nutritional and medicinal qualities.

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