Pigmentation or uneven skin tone is regarded as a skin problem and is marked by the excessive presence of melanin pigment under the skin. Freckles, dark circles, tanning, and age spots are some prominent examples of pigmentation. It steals the natural glow of the skin, making a person look very dull.
Are you happy with the condition of your skin? Most probably, your answer would be a big ‘No’. Well, there is some good news for you. You can get rid of your pigmentation in various ways, which are effective and safe at the same time. Among the various options available, Laser Pigmentation Removal is very popular. Depending on the pigmentation type, different kinds of laser could be used. Laser treatment is very effective in removing the unwanted pigmentation of the skin.
Laser Pigmentation Removal with Q switched laser beam is considered to be a quick and non-invasive form of treatment. The specially designed laser gets absorbed by the skin cells that contain excessive melanin pigment. The laser waves remain tough on the pigment, yet, gentle on the skin. Before the treatment, your physician or laser technicians ask you about your health history. The technician prepares the area for treatment. Laser pigmentation removal is performed as an outpatient procedure. Hence, the patient won’t need to stay at the hospital. Sun protection is very important post procedure period.
The laser for pigmentation is relatively quick. Before the treatment, protective eyewear is given to the patient. Also, other areas of the body that won’t have laser needs to be covered. The area to be treated will be cleaned and prepared.
The treatment works by firing light waves into the pigmented area. The emitted light lightens the pigmentation by targeting and breaking down the cells containing melanin. During the process, the surrounding tissue is left unharmed. After the treatment, the patient might feel a little bit of discomfort.
- Minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Eliminates pigmentation
- Minimal recovery time
- Treats body and facial areas
- Make-up could be worn after treatment
Just like any other cosmetic surgery, Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment also carries some risks. They are:
- Over the next few days, one shouldn’t go under direct sunlight.
- Post-treatment, make sure the treated area doesn’t receive any kind of abrasion.
- Scrubbing or exfoliation should be avoided at all costs.
- After 1 week, if you need to go out, wear fully covered clothes.
- Follow-up is important for keeping a track of the improvement.
Q. Who is eligible for the treatment?
Individuals must be 18 years and above to receive the treatment. On the other hand, this treatment is not at all advisable for pregnant women. Similarly, persons with underlying medical conditions are also not suitable for this treatment.
Q. What causes pigmentation?
Many factors contribute to pigmentation, such as environmental factors, hormonal changes, exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet ray causes pigmentation.
Q. What skin conditions could be treated with laser pigmentation removal?
Through laser pigmentation removal, you will be able to treat age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and pigmented birthmarks.
Q. What areas could be treated with laser pigmentation removal?
Any area of your face and body could be treated with this treatment. You will be able to treat areas like the face, hands, chest, neck, and shoulders.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
The whole treatment to get completed will take hardly 30 minutes. However, depending on the size of the area going to be treated, the time might vary.
Q. Does the treatment hurt?
The level of discomfort might vary from one person to another. However, the discomfort level might increase depending on the sensitivity of the area.