Overview of Freckles, Sun Spots
Ultraviolet solar radiation is responsible for the appearance of freckles and sunspots on the skin. Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light devices selectively target the dark pigment in the skin, breaking it down. The body then re-absorbs and excretes this through natural processes.
Pigmentation disorders are often more challenging in skin of colour. Common pigmented skin conditions treated routinely at Medaesthetics® include:
- Moles, Freckles & Sun Spots
- Hormonal Pigmentation (Malasma)
- Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
- Dermal Nevi (Flat moles)
- Becker Naevus
- Poikiloderma Of Civatte
At Medaesthetics® we use state of the art, medical grade, world-renowned Laser & Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Platforms to treat sun-damaged skin. Some of the machines we have at our clinics include:
- Revlite SI™
- Cutera XEO™
- Sciton™ BBL, Joule
- Fraxel ™Repair CO2
- Syneron™ eTwo
- Alma™ Harmony
- Lumenis™ M22
- Cynosure Emerge™
- Deka DOT™ CO2
- Lumenis Ultrapulse™
We also use Medical Strength Skin Peels such as TCA peel to treat various skin pigmentations.
Important Note: Not all Laser and IPL devices are the same. For the general public, it is essential to understand that only the dermatological grade and medical strength Laser and IPL platforms can effectively tackle pigmentary skin lesions with the least risk of burning, scarring and pain. Trust your skin to qualified medical professionals only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing your treatment depends upon:
- Your skin type
- The extent of sun damage
- Budget limitations
- Social downtime limitations
Patients with darker skin types cannot be exposed to high energy laser or IPL treatments due to the risk of burning and darkening of skin pigment.
Similarly, patients who are unable or unwilling to have red, swollen skin for a few days after a strong laser or IPL cannot be treated with high energy treatments.
At the time of your initial consultation, we will be able to advise you about the best treatment option for you based on the factors mentioned above.
This depends upon the type of treatment chosen for you by your clinician. Some high energy treatments may fix the problem in as little as one session. For low energy treatments, multiple sessions (3 to 5) are usually required.
Most patients find Laser or IPL treatments somewhat uncomfortable but not intolerably painful. At Medaesthetics® we make sure our patients can experience treatments as painlessly as possible. To achieve this, we utilise:
- Topical numbing creams
- Cool air
- Laughing gas, to help reduce any discomfort
UV radiations from excessive sun exposure are the reason why you have freckles and sun damaged skin. It is critical to avoid direct sun exposure after any skin treatment for the first few days and then use sun protective clothing, headgear and sunscreens to prevent future sun damage.
The Medaesthetics Difference
"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle
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