Hyperpigmentation and Pigmentation
Pigmentation is usually used as short for Hyperpigmentation. It is mainly caused due to irregular activity of melanocytes, the cells that are responsible for the melanin productions. Melanin is responsible to give our skin and hair its color. After producing the pigment, the melanocyte reaches to the keratinocytes; the cells that form the skin outer layer, and place the pigment in them in forms of melanosomes. One melanocyte is responsible for feeding 30-40 keratinocytes. The color of the skin and hair depends mainly on the type of the melanin and the way it is distributed in the keratinocytes. The Melanin is mainly located within the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. The presence of the melanin in other layers of the skin such as the dermis is associated with some forms of pigmentation issues such as Melasma.
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Melanin is produced in two different pigments: Pheo and Eu. The color of the skin and hair is related to the type of melanin. The Eumelanin is responsible for dark skin colors and the Pheomelanin is responsible for lighter skin and hair colors. The enzyme tyrosinase is responsible for the conversion of tyrosine to melanin by tyrosinase, which is a key step in hyperpigmentation.
Unwanted pigmentation (Hyperpigmentation)
Under several conditions, the melanocytes started to overproduce the pigment melanin, and the abundant production results in irregular deposition in the keratocytes, hence the unwanted pigmentation. The type of pigmentation is mainly related to the condition or the calibrate that induced the irregular activity of the melanocytes. For example, melasma is mainly induced by hormonal changes during and after pregnancy, hence the name (mask of pregnancy).
The treatment of unwanted pigmentation and hyperpigmentation mainly depends on three main factors:
1- Fraxel Laser and fractional laser for skin resurfacing to get rid of the keratinocytes
2- Very short pulse width Laser and Q-switch Laser to hit the melanocytes that are filled with melanin
3- Silk Peel microdermabrasion with hydroquinone products
Our powerful, highly advanced nanosecond Q-switched Nd:YAG laser machine is a state-of-the-art treatment for pigmentation removal. The very short pulse width in this dual-lengths laser, along with the photoacoustic properties of the laser beam, will give excellent results for all kinds of pigmentations. These include ephelides (freckles), solar lentigines (sun spots) and mottled pigmentation. The same principle applies to the ink particles in tattoos, whether the ink is red, green or blue.
Our Silk peel is one of its own class microdermabrasion for skin rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation and pigmentation removal
Fraxel Laser and fractional Microneedling provide excellent results for skin resurfacing, hyperpigmentation removal and pigmentation treatment.
Pigmentation and melasma treatment by laser in Edmonton
Threating pigmentation, especially melasma, is tricky when using energy based approached such as the laser. Using energy directly on pigment or melasma lesion might result in a rebound pigmentation that is darker than the original lesion.
It is important for the clients to understand that treating pigmentation is not easy. We are not discussing small lesion such as freckles, but we are talking about a large area of pigmentation such as melasma that covers a large part of the face in form of patches. It is mainly seen in form of patches over cheeks, nose, and forehead. Using IPL is contraindicated in this cases, as we need to use high energy low pulse laser beam such as Q-switch nano-second laser.
Is laser enough for pigmentation and melasma treatment
We do not recommend using energy directly on the lesion, the treatment has to follow a strict protocol that includes anti-tyrosinase or tyrosinase inhibitor, chemical peeling, mechanical peeling then laser treatment.
usually, melanocytes get extra active before they go through apoptosis after energy treatment. The overproduction of pigment melanin before the apoptosis phase. in order to prevent this phase, we need to make sure the cut the melanin production circuit by other methods before starting the laser treatment.
At Albany cosmetic center, we use a specially formulated cream that provides both anti-tyrosinase, chemical peel, fruit acid peel and skin lightening components. We usually advise the client to use this cream for the first two weeks of the protocol. in the third weeks, we utilize microdermabrasion by silk peel using Lamyxal solution. This procedure provides both mechanical peeling and anti-tyrosinase activity. The fourth week of the protocol we apply a special poly-peptide solution with gentle micro needling to provide further inhibition of the pigmentation that gives melasma patches its dark color. After the 1-2 weeks break the laser will be started. The cycle should be repeated as required and treatment should be spaced away as per skin condition
About the author; after gaining Ph.D. in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Kamal Alhallak developed a special passion towards cosmetic and aesthetic treatment. Challenging, yet rewarding, Dr. Alhallak did special training in skin care and cosmetic injections and developed distinguished skills in Botox and fillers injection. Albany cosmetic center has shown great results in all cosmetic fields such as wrinkle treatment, skin pigmentation,facelift with threads, Fraxel laser, skin tightening, fat reduction, tattoo removal, body shaping, acne treatment, acne scars, scar removal, under eyes circle correction, hair loss treatment, and laser hair removal.
FRAXEL LASER EDMONTON
WHAT IS THE FRAXEL LASER COSMETIC PROCEDURE IN EDMONTON?
Fraxel laser is a distinctive noninvasive laser procedure intended to impressively enhance skin texture and pigmentation, including the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, skin scars, and sunburn.
WHAT IS THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF FRAXEL LASER IN EDMONTON?
Fraxel Laser uses fractional resurfacing innovation, where just a little division of the skin gets the laser light. The treatment conveys a progression of microscopic laser spots, while on the other hand safeguarding zones of unaffected, healthy skin. The sound cells in the untouched spots advance the quick healing of the whole zone, bringing about quicker recovery time and insignificant side-effects.
WHY DOES FRAXEL LASER USE TWO WAVELENGTHS?
This procedure utilizes two wavelengths, these wavelengths have lower and a higher coefficient for water, presenting more prominent capacity to target epidermal procedure. the 1927nm wavelength enhances pigmentation while the other, the 1550nm wavelength, targets skin texture enhancing deep lines and skin inflammation scars. In a nutshell, both 1550 and 1927(nm) are utilized in to adequately target both the surface and underlying layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, more youthful looking appearance.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF FRAXEL LASER IN EDMONTON?
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing helps in improving the look of skin scarring and pigmentation, irrespective of whether they result from medical procedure or acne.
The treatment is highly effective in removing even the unsightly stretch marks that seem to resist different methods of treating them. Fraxel laser treatment is also effective in targeting and removing fine lines, aging signs and dyschromia. All done regardless of the age or sex of the user. Fraxel method is gentler as it is non-ablative and therefore can be used in any part of the body. One more good thing is you can get back to work immediately after your treatment.
WHY IS FRAXEL NON-ABLATIVE FRACTIONAL LASER SAFER THAN CO2 LASER?
The Fraxel has partial laser innovation that makes the laser significantly more safe than the complete ablative CO2 lasers. Another advantage of the Fraxel laser is the level of penetration, up to 1.6mm, significantly more deeply injected than the CO2 lasers which go 0.3mm.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE FRAXEL LASER PROCEDURE IN EDMONTON?
The new thing at present about the Fraxel laser is how the procedure takes the potential driving Fraxel innovation to the peak of viability by including another laser wavelength that is upgraded to treat color and other surface skin defects.
HOW EXACTLY DOES THE FRAXEL LASER PROCEDURE WORKS?
The Fraxel Laser is a non-ablative treatment which targets maturing and sunburn skin with small laser sections that infiltrate deep into your skin to speed up the body’s rebuilding of collagen. Furthermore, since the laser treats just a small amount of tissue at any given moment, it leaves the encompassing tissue untouched, which advances quick recovery.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TREATMENTS?
After the procedure, Prepare to experience some level of redness, swelling or a sunburn sensation, which are signs that your body’s characteristic recovering process is assembling new skin look gradually.
WHAT RESULT DOES THIS TREATMENT GIVES OVERTIME?
- Smoother, fresher, more youthful looking skin
- Improved tone and surface
- Erasing of undesirable dark colored spots
- Reduced scarcely discernible differences and wrinkles around the eyes
- Improved appearance of skin inflammation scars and careful scars
DOES THE FRAXEL LASER PROCEDURE TAKE A LONG TIME?
The treatment takes only 60 minutes for a full face with extra time for esthetic application.
WILL THE RESULTS I GET LAST LONG?
Your specific condition and how you watch over your skin determine the span of the result you get . After undergoing the procedure, ensure you keep on protecting the skin as according to the specialist’s direction. Your doctor must give you or enlighten you in light of the procedure carried out and your individual needs.
IS FRAXEL LASER FDA CLEARED?
YES! The Fraxel dual laser is cleared by the FDA to treat Hanging skin, pigmented injuries, skin inflammation scars, melasma. It has also gotten the CE Mark endorsement to treat pigmentation and skin defects on the face and substantial body regions, all could be achieved in just a treatment.
WHAT ARE FRAXEL LASER INDICATIONS?
Skin tightening: this treatment wipes out skin blemish (e.g fine lines), and stimulates new collagen generation, resulting in a young looking skin.
Wrinkles: Series of Fraxel Procedure enhance the presence of wrinkles. The skin is desensitized with a desensitizing cream and a chilly air gadget is utilized to make the treatment more relaxed. The whole treatment takes around 15-20 minutes, although your skin will be red and swollen, but after a couple of days it is back to normal.
Scar and Stretch marks: Fraxel laser improve the generation of collagen by invigorating the dermis layer and stimulates new cell development on the epidermis to smooth out the highest point of the scar and stretchmarks
Pigmentation and Melasma.
Fraxel has been considered as the most effective accessible laser procedure for treating Pigmentation and Melasma. Fraxel treats pigmentation effectively and enhances melasma by fractional resurfacing the skin. The diminishes the melanocyte population so reduced melanin is produced.
Summarily, Fraxel is exceptional for fine wrinkles, gentle skin laxity, sporadic pigmentation, skin break out scars, expanded pores, stretch marks, and spots.
We at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton provide best Laser treatment with most expert medical staff for Melasma, pigmentation, skin tightening, wrinkle, Botox and Fillers, laser hair removal, Ulthera, plasma, hair loss,lip fillers , Acne treatment body shaping and much more