Skin Pigmentation Treatment Sydney – Birthmark, Pigmented Lesions, Face Pigment Removal With PicoWay

Skin pigmentation is a natural process that occurs due to envirgonmental 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 an 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 lentigines
  • Café au lait Macules – Flat pigmented birthmarks
  • Melasma – caused by hormonal changes
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Skin pigmentation occurs more frequently in ethnicity that has more melanin like Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and African. However, white skin people can also have a high occurrence of lentigines (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.

What is Pigmentation?

Consumer guide to Pigmentation Treatment

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    In this free guide, we cover:

  • What is Pigmentation?
  • What is Melasma?
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Types
  • What Causes Pigmentation & Melasma?
  • Reasons for Pigmentation & Melasma Treatment
  • Treatment Options for Pigmentation & Melasma
  • Treatment Challenges
  • Safe Pigmentation Removal For Dark Skin Types
  • Before & After Photos
  • The Science Behind GentleMax Pro, PicoWay & Cosmelan
  • What To Expect Before, During & After
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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In this free pigmentation guide we cover:

  • What is Pigmentation?
  • What is Melasma?
  • Fitzpatrick Skin Types
  • What Causes Pigmentation & Melasma?
  • Reasons for Pigmentation & Melasma Treatment
  • Treatment Options for Pigmentation & Melasma
  • Treatment Challenges
  • Safe Pigmentation Removal For Dark Skin Types
  • Before & After Photos
  • The Science Behind GentleMax Pro, PicoWay & Cosmelan
  • What To Expect Before, During & After
  • Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer guide to Pigmentation Treatment

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Download Your Free Guide Now



How Skin Pigmentation is Formed

Skin pigmentation (melanogenesis) is a natural process where your melanocytes, a cell located in the lower epidermis basal layer, produce melanin to protect your skin against the solar radiation UVA/UVB. Melanin is produced by the oxidisation of the amino acid tyrosine.

The natural process of flaking and skin renewal eliminates the melanin. Skin pigmentation disorders occur when excessive localised melanin is produced because of external (sun) or internal (hormone) influences. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production leading to uneven patches of lighter or darker skin.
How pigment is formed

GentleMax Pro- Treating Skin Type I-III

Skin type I to III are less susceptible to PIH therefore the GentleMax Pro laser is a great option to treat skin pigmentation conditions as the larger spot size means larger areas like décolletage can be treated quickly. 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.

PicoWay- Treating Skin Type IV-VI

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
  • Indian
  • South America
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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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 – 3 highly effective wavelengths (1064 nm, 785nm & 532 nm) in one picosecond system to treat all skin types
  • No recovery time
  • Less pain than other lasers

Treating Melasma

Melasma is a much more difficult type of pigmentation due to the internal and external triggers. Therefore the treatment protocol is much more complex and it is rather management rather than a solution. See melasma treatment for further information.

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 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 is 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.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments depends on the severity of the pigment and the skin type. To clear pigmentation it can take between 4-6 treatments. Dark skin types may take over 6 as you can not use high fluence due to the risk of hypo-pigmentation.

What is the recovery after a treatment?

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

How much do 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 Price List page.

Pigmentation Removal Before & After Photos

Sun spots Decolletage

What’s the next step?

If you already have an appointment booked at Detail Smoother Skin, you can easily add a further treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 9251 9966.

If you have never been to Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, you can either give us a call on 02 9251 9966 or click on one of the buttons below to make an enquiry or book a free consultation online.