Skin Pigmentation Removal Sydney – Birthmark, Pigmented Lesions, Face Pigment Treatment With 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 an outdoors lifestyle. Even with daily sunscreen pigmentation occurs in most people.
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
How Skin Pigmentation is Formed
Treatments For Pigmentation in Sydney
GentleMax Pro- Treating Skin Types 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 Types 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 and can have side effects of laser treatment on face. 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:
- South America
- Middle East
See more information on the Cosmelan Peel Sydney page. This is a professional depigmentation peel system and a two-phase process with the first step performed in the clinic.
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
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.
PicoWay- Frequently Asked Questions
How Pigmentation Laser 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 Eden Skin Clinic 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 laser pigmentation removal recovery time. You will experience redness for 24 hours. The time between treatments is 4 weeks.
How much do laser skin 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 face laser treatment cost, please see the pigmentation removal Price List page.
Before & After Photos
What’s the next step?
If you already have an appointment booked at Eden Skin Clinic, you can easily add a further treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 8020 5800 or click on one of the buttons below to make an enquiry or book a free consultation online.