Many people in their thirties and older suffer from sun-damaged skin, which can present itself in mottled skin tone and areas of abnormal pigmentation. Age or sun spots and freckles are frequently seen types of ‘superficial’ pigmentation, and although benign, they can become an issue of cosmetic concern.
Light assisted systems, Laser or IPL operate on the principle of selective photo-thermolysis in which target chromophores are selectively damaged with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
The pulses of light are absorbed by the excess melanin and the area appears refreshed and renewed after around 10-14 days.
The light pulses also stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastine fibres in the skin, which improves firmness and overall texture, helping to overcome the effects of sun damage.
We use the latest advanced Medical Grade Laser, have more than 20 years on Medical experience and more than 10 years of hands on Aesthetic experience. Therefore, our treatments are safe and our customers' result are guaranteed and long lasting.
How is the treatment carried out?
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. For IPL treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to help guide the light.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies from person to person but is often described as “a flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
What will I see after the treatment?
The lesion will turn darker a few hours following the treatment and may be more obvious. Intensiveness of this pigmented change vary from person to person. This will be followed by “micro-crusting” of the lesion, after which it should flake away.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment. There may be swelling and tingling sensation but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. Normally people have no changes to their skin and do not feel any discomfort as a soon as treatment finished.
How many treatments are necessary?
Normally you will need a course of 3-5 treatments. Treatment is conducted every 4-6 weeks, depending on the area treated and the skin sensitivity.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 min to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area.
What treatment can I have if I have MELASMA?
Melissa (in Greek melas - means ‘black’) is a common dermatological condition known as Melasma or Chloasma which primarily affects women. It shows itself predominantly on the face through a symmetrical hyper-pigmentation pattern. This type of pigmentation is permanent. It is more pronounced in summer and lighter in winter. In some cases the neck, chest, and forearms can be affected as well.
There is currently no confirmed cause for this condition but multiple factors including ultraviolet radiation, hormonal imbalance, hereditary factors, and/or inflammation have been mentioned in different studies as trigger factors. Ladies who are pregnant may develop “the mask of pregnancy” as well as those on the contraceptive pill or who are changing/stopping use of it. Those undergoing photosensitive medical treatment, such as that for cancer, are also at risk of developing unwanted pigmentation.
Most commonly, Melasma triggered by ultraviolet rays (UV) from the sun become apparent the first time when the tan fades. The condition can be psychologically damaging to many people.
A thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of various therapeutic options is crucial in selecting the best treatment. We recommend following procedures to improve appearance of Melasma: Ultrasonic Deep Skin Cleansing , Glycolic Peels and PRP (Platelets Reach Plasma).
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You will not be hustled or pushed into buying anything at your first consultation. It is designed and designated to provide necessary knowledge and understanding of the treatment and the technology used to assist you in making your own decision. Children from 16 years of age can have these treatment at Laserina Clinic if it is recommended by their GP.