Pigmentation Therapy treats skin that has an uneven skin tone due to age, spots, sun spots and hyper-pigmentation. This treatment fades and removes excess pigmentation, restructuring the skin to give a clearer, more even tone and freshen up the complexion, as well as boosting collagen within the skin. Depending on your skin type or severity of your pigmentation we use different methods to reduce or remove it. Below are a few therapies we use, which one is suitable for you will be discussed at your consultation.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Pigmentation Therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of skin pigmentation issues. This therapy is primarily used to reduce the appearance of sun damage, age spots, freckles, and other forms of hyperpigmentation.
During IPL Pigmentation Therapy, a handheld device is used to emit intense pulses of light onto the affected area of skin. The light energy is absorbed by the pigmented cells in the skin, causing them to break down and fade over time. The treatment is designed to target only the darker pigmented cells while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
The procedure typically takes around 20-30 minutes to complete and requires no anesthesia. The light pulses may feel like a quick, hot snap against the skin, but are generally tolerable for most people. After the treatment, the skin may appear slightly red or swollen, but this usually subsides within a few hours.
Patients typically require multiple sessions of IPL Pigmentation Therapy to achieve optimal results. The exact number of sessions required will depend on the severity of the pigmentation issue and the individual's skin type. Treatment sessions are usually spaced a few weeks apart to allow the skin time to heal between treatments.
IPL Pigmentation Therapy is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for reducing the appearance of pigmentation issues. However, like all cosmetic treatments, there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of. These may include temporary redness, swelling, and mild blistering of the skin.
It is important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or other medical professional before undergoing IPL Pigmentation Therapy to determine if this treatment is right for you. They can provide you with more detailed information about the procedure, as well as advice on how to prepare for and recover from treatment.
Skin peels, also known as chemical peels, are a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of skin by reducing pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging or damage.
The process works by applying a chemical solution, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), to the surface of the skin. This solution causes the outer layers of skin to peel off, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.
The chemical solution penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and works by dissolving the bonds between skin cells, which leads to exfoliation and shedding of the dead skin cells. As a result, the skin becomes smoother, more even in texture, and less pigmented.
Different types of peels are used for different skin types and concerns. For example, AHAs are generally milder and used for superficial peeling of the skin, while TCA is a stronger solution used for deeper peeling of the skin. The type of peel used and its concentration will depend on the individual's skin type and the desired outcome.
It is important to note that skin peels can have potential side effects such as redness, itching, and peeling. It is also important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or aesthetician before undergoing any type of skin peel to ensure that the procedure is appropriate for your skin type and concerns.
Cryofreeze, also known as cryotherapy, is a cosmetic treatment that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy unwanted skin cells, including those responsible for pigmentation. The process involves using a handheld device that delivers a controlled stream of liquid nitrogen to the targeted area.
When the liquid nitrogen comes into contact with the skin, it causes the skin cells to freeze and die. This triggers the body's natural healing process, leading to the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace the damaged ones. Over time, this can help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Cryofreeze can be an effective treatment for a range of pigmentation issues, including age spots, sun damage, and melasma. However, it's important to note that the treatment may not be suitable for everyone. People with certain skin conditions or medical conditions may be advised against cryofreeze, and it's important to talk to a qualified dermatologist before undergoing any cosmetic treatment.
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