Age Spots & Pigmentation
Reduce the signs of aging and regain your youthful glow
Helping you restore your youthful glow
Skin pigmentation is also commonly referred to as hyper pigmentation, freckles, sun spots, age spots, liver spots, lentigines, melasma, chloasma, hormonal pigmentation and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
There are a range of different types of pigmentation which vary in appearance, what depth in the skin they lie, and how responsive they are to treatment.
Traditionally treatments have revolved around fading creams, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), chemical peels and cauterising (diathermy). When successful, they commonly leave behind a white patch which may be more obvious than the original problem.
State of the art light and laser treatments
Newer treatments such as high intensity light from lasers and IPL’s are much more successful. The light is able to specifically target the pigment and destroy it. In careful hands, this is done gently, so that not all pigment in the area is affected, and the background colour is preserved.
What treatments do we offer?
Iris Laser Treatments
The Iris Laser is a premium laser that is used to effectively target both superficial and deep pigmented lesions in the skin.
The Iris Laser is great for:
Surface skin pigmentation including freckles, lentigines (sun spots or age spots)
Deeper pigmentation including treatment of post-inflammatory pigmentation, iron staining (eg, from iron infusions), and unusual pigmentation such as minomycin staining.
It also treats birthmarks and tattoos.
This procedure offers minimal discomfort and no – downtime skin rejuvenation.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Rejuvenation
For superficial pigmentation, such as freckles and sun spots, medical-strength IPL (otherwise known as Intense Pulse Light) gives great results.
IPL Rejuvenation is a light based technology suitable for sun damaged skin, fading dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and diffusing redness caused by broken capillaries or Rosacea.
IPL is perfect for those patients who are ready to reverse years of sun damage, but are not yet in need of a more invasive procedure. Although results will be seen after one treatment, IPL treatments are commonly done in a series of 3-4 treatments, a treatment 3 to 4 weeks apart.
Fraxel Laser Treatment
The penetrating wavelengths of Fraxel Laser Treatment resurface damaged skin, smooth scars, reduce fine wrinkles and correct pigmented lesions as the skin gradually becomes softer, smoother and fresher.
Fraxel laser goes deeper into the skin than IPL so is great for all forms of pigmentation, including :
Pigmentation on tanned or darker skin colours
Hormonal pigmentation (melasma or chloasma)
Sun Spots & Freckles
Around 3 – 4 days after a Fraxel treatment, the top layer of your skin sheds leaving your skin looking and feeling smooth, fresh and clear.
Fraxel dramatically improves the tone and texture of your skin with a single treatment producing excellent results.