Using laser treatment to remove hyper-pigmentation
About Pigmentation Removal
Hyperpigmentation is defined as excess pigmentation in a bodily part or tissue, including the skin. Hyperpigmentation removal treatments target darkened areas of your skin, which may be a result of hormones, sun damage, injuries, your skin type, medications or acne. For example, melasma — sometimes called “the mask of pregnancy” — is marked by brown to grey-brown patches on the face that occur as a result of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy.
Treatments would be based on the course of the hyper-pigmentation, but any of the following would be used: Elight IPL, Laser or combination of both, chemical peel, ultra high frequency EM treatment, Initial consultation with patch tests and Home Prescription.
eLight combines the synergy of bipolar Radio Frequency (RF) and light energies to treat vascular and pigmented lesions like rosacea, spider veins, red and brown spots, as well as skin imperfections caused by sun damage. Unlike other lasers or IPL, with an eLight IPL, the visible light energy targets the unwanted pigment or imperfections while the RF energy stimulates the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. The addition of RF provides the additional benefit of treating fine wrinkles and improves skin texture irregularities, laxity and smoothness.
For added peace of mind, we have detailed all the steps involved in the procedure. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
For best results, ensure skin is clean-shaven and free from any cosmetics.
By marrying Intense Pulsed Light and Radio-Frequency energy into one treatment, eLight IPL treatments offer the very latest and most effective non-invasive form of skin rejuvenation. Most other photo-rejuvenation procedures utilize only optical energy (IPL or laser) without the added benefits of radio frequency to stimulate collagen and elastin. This treatment enhances all aspects of the skin, leaving you with a brighter, more youthful tone and texture.
Each treatment takes about 15-30minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Most patients require about 3-5 treatments to see the desired results and they are performed every 2-3weeks. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.
Immediately upon completion of treatment the skin will be pink and any brown discolourations may be darker and more noticeable. Mild swelling may be present, especially on the neck and chest. Over the next few days, the darkened areas will flake off revealing a more even complexion. Over the next few months, improvements in the texture and fine lines will appear. At the completion of the eLight IPL program the skin will have achieved a noticeable and consistent degree of improvement that over 90% of patients are very happy with.