LASER THERAPY FOR PIGMENTATION REMOVAL
LASERS – WHAT ARE THEY?
Lasers (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) are sources of intense monochromatic lucid light that can be used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions, depending on the wavelength, pulse quality, and fluence of the laser used and the nature of the condition being treated.
WHICH ARE THE PRIMARY REASONS FOR PIGMENTATION?
Pigmentation is caused by a high concentration of melanin in specific cells of the skin. These cells frequently contain a large number of “melanocytes,” which produce the melanin that causes individual regions to discolour. Numerous factors can contribute to the presence of pigmentation. While excessive sun exposure and genetic factors are the most well-known causes, this can also be caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy and the contraceptive pill.
HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF I HAVE PIGMENTATION?
Pigmentation is a type of skin discoloration that manifests as darker brown or pinkish marks on the face and body. Almost everyone has some degree of pigmentation, which can take the form of spots, sun spots, skin discoloration, or moles.
HOW EXACTLY DOES LASER TREAT PIGMENTATION OF THE SKIN?
The Laser Pigmentation procedure is successful because the laser light removes and selects undesirable skin in the focused region. During this process, the colour absorbs the laser light and becomes heated, resulting in the shedding of the skin and subsequent ingestion over the next couple of weeks.
HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF I AM A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
Prior to treatment, a consultation is required to ensure that you are a good candidate. Patients who have previously had elevated pigmentation or skin cancer are not candidates for pigmentation removal.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TREAT ALL AREAS OF THE BODY?
Any part of the body can be safely and effectively treated. The face, neck, chest, arms, and hands are the most frequently treated areas.
WHICH LESIONS ARE SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT?
The laser is effective in treating epidermal lesions such as sun spots, age spots, and café au lait spots. It is critical to obtain confirmation that the lesion is benign and to seek expert guidance from a dermatologist if in doubt.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I REQUIRE AND HOW OFTEN WILL I REQUIRE THEM?
Your treatment schedule will be determined by a variety of factors, including the area, depth, size, and type of pigmentation. While many lesions will require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, others can be resolved in a single treatment. If all other factors remain constant, patients will require 2-3 sessions for complete removal. Subsequent medications can be scheduled up to one month following your treatment.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
The majority of patients will see improvement after just one treatment. These effects will be noticeable in about a month. However, the complete result may take up to two months.
CAN TREATMENTS BE PERFORMED ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Your pigmentation removal appointments will be scheduled based on clinical judgement. Treatment will typically be administered every 4–8 weeks for the majority of patients.
ARE THE RESULTS STATUTORY?
After your laser treatments, pigmented lesions that have been expelled will not reappear. Nevertheless, different factors, for example, aging, changes in hormone levels or UV exposure can stimulate new hyperpigmentation. Laser pigmentation removal procedures do not prevent the recurrence of hyperpigmentation.
HOW CAN I GET THE BEST PIGMENTATION REMOVAL RESULTS?
It is emphatically encouraged that you ‘secure your investment’ by using an excellent, chemical-free sunblock consistently, hot or wet, summer or winter. In the summer, caps or hats are also recommended. As a patient, it is proposed that day by day exercise, for example, strolling, will likewise improve circulation and bolster the lymphatic system.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE AFTER MY TREATMENT? ARE THERE PERIODS OF DOWNTIME?
After treatment, you may encounter transitory discoloration or reddish skin around the treatment area. Makeup can be applied immediately following treatment. Since laser procedure is so mild on the skin, a large number of patients get treated only before work or during their lunch hour. The laser remains the most exceptional on the planet and highlights speedier and has types such as PicoWay which features shorter term pulses. This implies the skin ingests less heat, which gives room for a more comfortable system with less downtime when contrasted with other technologies.
DOES PIGMENTATION REMOVAL WITH LASER HURT?
Most patient’s report negligible inconvenience and that any distress is certainly justified concerning the results.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENTS TAKE?
Taking into cognizance the size of the region you want to treat, a laser pigmentation removal treatment will, for the most part, take around 20-30 minutes. In any case, for smaller regions, for example, your hands or your face, the treatment will probably not take as long. You will have the chance to continue your daily activities the day after the treatment.
IS LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL PERMANENT?
This is an inquiry that is frequently made by most pigmentation patients. In any case, if the treated territory is prepared and watched over after treatment according to the directions that qualified specialist will give you, it is impossible that the pigmentation will return. Intemperate sun exposure will cause harm to your skin after some time, although you can limit this with strong, top-notch sunscreens and abstinence from too much of time in the sun.
IS THIS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE PIGMENTATION?
While some patients prefer to expel pigmentation all over their face with a chemical peel, it is highly discouraged by most specialists treating an area of the body this manner. The laser is with no iota of doubt a safe and successful strategy for the removal of pigmentation. A Certified Laser Specialist gives a consultation to evaluate which kind of laser will be best for you. On the off chance that you have pigmentation, spots, sun spots or harmed skin that you’d like to eliminate, contact a laser specialist, it is unequaled when it comes to pigmentation removal.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO TREATMENT?
There is a high chance of hair removal in the treatment zone caused by take-up of light by melanin in the hair. Skin getting to be darker quickly after treatment is a typical response. Crusting of the lesion can be experienced. However, this will clear 1 – 2 weeks after treatment. In uncommon cases, impermanent skin color changes may occur, though most patients encounter fewer issues than they would after laser treatment.
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