A flawless and even skin is the hallmark of healthy and beautiful one. However, brown spots and uneven skin tone eventually develops because of excessive melanin production to protect your skin from UV light.
Fortunately, these pigmentation problems can be safely lightened and reduced with our customised Pigment Removal treatment. Aside from topical solutions, laser devices are also available to address this concern. If you prefer a treatment that goes beyond the action of topical creams, a non-ablative laser treatment would be a skin resurfacing procedure to consider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What Is Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing?
Non-ablative Pigment Removal involves the type of skin treatment where there is minimal skin trauma to jumpstart the renewal process. While this is less traumatic than ablative lasers, it has the capacity to create comparable results. It improves skin tone and tightening without having to resort to any invasive measures.
It can be used to treat:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sun-damaged skin
2. What Should Be Done Before Considering Laser Resurfacing?
At The Aesthetics Centre, it is protocol that we review your medical history, conduct a physical examination and discuss your expectations. Potential patients with a history of herpes infections would have to be prescribed with an antiviral medication before and after the treatment to prevent any recurrence. It is advised that patients avoid excessive sun exposure prior to Pigment Removal treatment.
3. Who Is A Candidate For Laser Resurfacing?
Suitable candidates are those who do not have active acne or very dark skin. The laser targets skin pigment, and it could result in skin hypopigmentation in dark-skinned individuals. If conducted, careful technique must be used by experienced professionals to ensure safe and successful Pigment Removal results.
Patients with fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and superficial scars from acne scarring would benefit from this treatment. However, this treatment should be considered with caution in individuals with skin conditions to avoid untoward side effects. Laser skin resurfacing may even worsen the patient’s facial appearance. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is necessary.
4. How Does A Laser Work?
A laser is a focused beam of light that has one color. The intense rays target the problem areas of the skin (e.g. brown spots, scars, uneven skin pigmentation) and destroy the pigment while it spares the surrounding skin.
5. Is The Treatment Painful?
A medication may be given to help the patient relax during the procedure and reduce any painful sensation. A topical anaesthetic is used to numb treatment areas. For larger areas, a conscious sedation or a nerve block may be needed. This will be decided upon during an in-person consultation.
6. What Are The Risks Involved?
Laser skin resurfacing to address pigmentation problems are generally safe when it is performed by a board-certified professional. One should keep in mind that laser skin resurfacing can have complications such as infection and abnormal healing. Cold sores, acne and other skin disorders may also increase the risk of laser skin resurfacing complications and this should be thoroughly discussed and evaluated during your initial consultation.
7. How Many Treatments Would I Need?
For us to determine the number of sessions, we need to conduct an initial assessment. An extensive assessment is necessary so that we can map out a treatment plan that can address your specific case. We also space each treatment 4-6 weeks apart to give your skin ample time to recover.
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