Laser Pigmentation Removal Sydney- PicoWay

Skin pigmentation is a natural process that occurs due to environmental factors like sun exposure and hormonal factors as we age and some are natural birth conditions. Melanin is stimulated causing hyper-pigmentation condition to form on at the base of the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. Skin pigmentation causes a person to look much more aged than wrinkles do. Living in Australia it is next to impossible to stay out of the sun as we have a outdoors lifestyle. Even with daily sunscreen pigmentation occurs in most people.
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The different types of hyper-pigmentation conditions are:

  • Lentigines – Freckles on face and decolletage.
  • Solar Lentigines – Sun spots, age spots, liver spots. Solar lentigenes are caused by sun exposure.
  • Café au lait Macules- Flat pigmented birthmarks
  • Melasma – Pregnancy mask; melasma is caused by hormonal changes mainly during pregnancy and shows up as darken pigments on either side of the face
Skin pigmentation occur more frequently in ethnicity that have more melanin like Asian, African, Mediterranean and Latin. However, white skin people can also have a high occurrence of lentigenes (freckles) when exposed to Australia’s harsh sun. At Detail Smoother Skin, we have 2 of the latest laser systems PicoWay and GentleMax Pro to provide a solution to clear your skin pigmentation.
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PicoWay- The Leading Technology To Remove Skin Pigmentation

The PicoWay is the latest generation Picosecond laser skin pigmentation removal device. It allows Detail Smoother Skin to treat skin pigmentation for all skin types in the shortest time possible, with next to no heat. Heat from other lasers can stimulate post- inflammatory-pigmentation (PIH) to form in skin type IV to VI. This is the reason why normal lasers are not advisable on dark skin. You treat the present pigmentation but then cause PIH to form after the treatment. PicoWay is really the only current solution available for skin types that produce more melanin in ethnicity backgrounds from:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Mediterranean

5 Key Advantages of PicoWay

  • Shortest picosecond pulses – 40%-50% shorter pulses than other Picosecond Laser Systems means highly effective treatments with photoacoustic effect and low risk of side-effects like tissue damage
  • Highest peak power – energy shatters pigment into minuscule fragments achieving fast clearance
  • Dual wavelengths – 2 highly effective wavelengths (1064 nm & 532 nm) in one picosecond system to treat all skin types
  • Less pain than other lasers

GentleMax Pro- Effective Skin Type I-III Pigmentation Removal

Skin type I to III are less susceptible to PIH therefore the GentleMax Pro laser is still a great option to treat skin pigmentation conditions. GentleMax Pro is one of the most effective laser treatments to resolve lentigines (freckles) on the face and decolletage (chest area). This solution is more cost effective than the PicoWay.

Free Skin Pigmentation Removal Consultation

The best way is to have your skin condition assessed is by a qualified clinician. At Detail Smoother Skin we offer a consultation where we can give you personalised information for you to determine which laser system is best for your skin pigmentation condition. From this, you will know how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your treatment. Detail Smoother Skin is the only clinic with both the PicoWay and GentleMax Pro so our clinicians can offer a the correct treatment program for you.

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How Laser Skin Pigmentation Removal Works

Medical grade lasers remove skin pigmentation by delivering specific wavelengths of laser light into the skin in very short bursts of picosecond or microsecond pulses of energy, creating a shockwave that fragments the pigment and allows the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate the dispersed pigment. The body’s immune system removes the fragmented pigment. The number of treatments are determined by the laser system used and the person’s immune system response. The clinicians at Detail Smoother Skin are responsible for explaining this process thoroughly during the free consultation. Each expertly trained and accredited clinician will assess your skin type and adjust the laser to provide the optimum setting to deliver the results you expect with minimum discomfort.

What is the downtime after a treatment?

There is very little downtime. You will experience redness for 24 hours. The time between treatments is 4 weeks.

How much does laser skin pigmentation removal treatments cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend on many factors including size of the pigment or the laser system. PicoWay is a faster system and is the only choice for skin type IV and above. GentleMax Pro is a more cost effective option but is more suitable for skin type III and below. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for skin pigmentation removal Sydney, alternatively you can book a free skin pigmentation removal consultation to get personalised treatment information for you and your tattoo.

What is the next step?

If you already have an appointment booked at Detail Smoother Skin, you can easily add a free skin pigmentation removal consultation to your booking. If you have never been to Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, you can either give us a call on 02 9231 5999 or click on one of the buttons below to make an enquiry or book a free consultation online now.