One of the most common skin blemishes we treat in our clinic is hyper-pigmentation or dark spots on the face and body. These spots are typically the result of picked acne or other scars which have been exposed to the sun. Sun exposure causes our body to increase melanin (tanning cell) production.
Sometimes hormone changes will also incur excess pigment (Melasma; also known as mask of pregnancy). Other spots include general skin ageing such as Liver Spots, likely to occur particularly over the age of 40.
During a consultation our teams will create a custom program of in-clinic Treatments and Home Care tailored to your specific needs.
Treatment Options include IPL, PicoSure, BBL and medical skin peels. As essential is our treatment programs are home care when treating pigmentation as exposure to the sun results in pigment re-occurring once treated. Our Ultra Brightening Serum not only reduces existing pigment, but also prevents new pigment from forming.
We also recommend Dermaquest Anti Ageing tinted SPF or Dermaquest Daily Moisturising Lotion as a crucial step in your home routine.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a treatment option that can help to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots on your skin. Using wavelengths of heated light, the pigmentation is broken down and the body naturally disposes of it. In addition, natural collagen production is encouraged to regenerate youthful and clear skin.
This treatment only lasts around 30 minutes and a topic gel may be applied to the skin for the comfort of the patient. IPL using innovative technology to target pigmentation without damaging surrounding skin.
There is minimal downtime after IPL. The skin can appear slightly red and feel tender right after treatment, but this will subside within 48 hours of treatment.
PicoSure Laser treatment is an advanced procedure that can be used to target pigmentation and trigger the body’s natural healing process. It is a fast and simple treatment and there is no need for any topic anaesthetic to be used. Patients describe this treatment as a comfortable procedure and each session lasts around one hour.
There is no downtime associated with Picosure Laser treatment. While the skin can appeal slightly red after the procedure, this will subside on its own and within 48 hours of the treatment. Patients will notice a significant different in their skin and visible pigmentation will be diminished.
BroadBand Light treatment is able to improve the appearance of your skin and diminish areas of pigmentation using high-intensity light. It will heat the upper layers of your skin to absorb the pigmentation and natural collagen process is encouraged. This will rejuvenate your skin and diminish the appearance of pigmentation.
For the procedure, a numbing cream may be used for patient comfort. But, this treatment is generally well tolerated by patients. BBL can be used on the face, neck and chest. After treatment, it is normal for the skin to be slightly red and it may feel like you have sunburn. However, this should subside within a few hours of treatment.
Chemical skin peels is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. This works by exfoliating the dead skin away and stimulating natural collagen production to diminish the appearance of pigmentation. There are different intensity of chemical peels and a professional will be able to advise you on what one is best for your skin. There is minimal downtime associated with chemical skin peels and there is also minimal discomfort experienced during the procedure.
If you would like to find out more about what treatment is best for you, you can contact Dr Saras & Co today to arrange an appointment.