Have you been looking for a hyperpigmentation treatment that actually works, and gives you long term results? Then read on, you’re going to love what’s to come!
Hyperpigmentation is a very common skin concern and becomes more of an issue as we mature. Being in my mid-40’s, this is something I have become very aware of. Area’s of dark pigmentation form on our skin as a result of over stimulation of melanin in our skin. The most common causes are sun damage (which is why they are often referred to as ‘sun spots’, hormonal changes, age and skin injury. Many of us will develop hyperpigmentation as we mature, which is why it’s one of the most common skin concerns that people seek treatment for.
How does Laser work as a Hyperpigmentation Treatment
I use the Lynton 3 Juve machine, which is a specialist skincare laser system that is designed to target almost all common skin concerns. If you’d like to read more about it, you can click HERE.
Precisely controlled short pulses of light are released that target the hyperpigmentation (dark spots) to create a more youthful, even complexion. In addition, this light results in the stimulation of the fibroblast cells, leading to increased production of new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture of the skin, evening out lumps and bumps whilst reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The IPL laser pulses through the skin’s surface and targets the underlying tissue in the target area. The laser causes the pigment to break down into smaller particles, before rising up to the surface of the skin, where it will flake away as part of the body’s natural healing process.
You will notice that the hyperpigmentation areas appear darker for 7-10 days after treatment, whilst your body is healing the area. So please don’t worry about this! You body needs to work it’s magic after you’ve been treated.
Are results permanent?
Results from laser hyperpigmentation treatment are permanent. You’ll need to have a course of treatment, and the number of treatments you will need will depend on the area to be treated and your skin type. Everyone’s skin is different, so I can’t be exact on the number of treatments, although 3-4 treatments are usually required.
Whilst the laser treatment does provide permanent results in the area you’ve had treated, it won’t prevent further damage from occuring. Please don’t worry, we will discuss a long term plan to ensure that you minimise the risk of further damage and hyperpigmentation in the future.
Is it painful?
I get asked whether laser hyperpigmentation treatment is painful a lot! It’s hard to answer, because we all have different versions of what is painful. I would say that there is some mild discomfort, but not pain – and I say that as a total whimp!
What happens after my hyperpigmentation treatment?
The area will appear darker for the first 7-10 days, which is entirely normal. As the treated area heals, the pigmentation rises to the surface and leave the skin as part of the healing process. You may experience some minor flaking in the area, as it heals.
You will need to have a course of treatment. Once this is complete, you’ll notice an improvement in the area over the following 3-4 months.
How many sessions will I need and how much will it cost?
The number of sessions varies, but typically you’ll need 3 -4 sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. The cost of each treatment will depend on the size of the area to be treated. Prices start at £75.00 for a single small area.
You’ll need to book a consultation, as a patch test is required.
Hyperpigmentation Treatment - Long Term
Whilst the results of laser hyperpigmentation treatment are permanent, it doesn’t protect against further damage occurring.
It’s important that you use products that repair and strengthen your skins natural barrier defence, this will ensure your skin is in optimum health. Using SPF minimum 30 on your face all year round, will also go a long way to preventing further damage. The sun is responsible for 90% of our ageing skin conditions, so an SPF really is your best anti ageing product! If you’d like to discuss suitable skin care products then please let me know, I have some incredible brands in my clinic that can help you.