Pigmentation removal with laser and non-laser treatments. Skin pigmentation known as age spots, liver spots or brown marks are effectively treated at SkinRevision.
How pigmentation is treated depends on the cause (diagnosis ) of the pigmentation and to a lesser extent where on the body it occurs.
Most pigmentation in Brisbane is from sun damage, either directly or indirectly Melasma is caused by a combination of hormones and sun exposure.
Skin Pigmentation Changes From Sun
A tan does not mean healthy skin. In fact, the dark pigmentation of skin as a result of sun or solarium exposure is a sign of skin damage. The skin pigmentation is most recognisable as age spots, liver spots or freckles and is permanent alterations to the skin’s appearance.
Skin Pigmentation Treatment
The treatment for pigmentation depends on the cause and your skin type. The range of treatments includes IPL, laser, medical grade peels and prescription creams. These treatments will all help to various degrees with textural concerns as well.
Pigmentation From Sun Damage
We offer IPL treatment for sun damage pigmentation. Other recommended treatments for sun damage are lasers, prescription skin care or peels.
Other Causes Of Pigmentation Changes
Other leading causes of changes to skin colour is hyperpigmentation and melasma. Melasma is caused by a combination of hormones and sun. It can occur in women when they go on the pill when they become pregnant and can happen in men though this is rarer.
Hyperpigmentation refers most commonly to post-inflammatory conditions. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation arises in people with darker skin types (Fitzpatrick 4, 5, 6) or particular ethnic background such as Asian. The hyperpigmentation is an inflammatory reaction to some form of trauma.
What Causes Post- Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?
The injury can be physical, chemical, solar (excessive sun ) or burns from light and laser treatment, or after infections (such as acne). Post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation presents as an increase in pigmentation, which can have brown to purplish red hues.
Treatment of Post-Inflammatory hyperpigmentation
A lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation will settle on its own. The resolution can take several months, so many people elect to intervene with prescription treatments including hydroquinone. The most important factor with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is to prevent further inflammation while resolution occurs.
Avoid sun exposure, by wearing sunscreen. DO NOT TREAT with laser or light therapies. Avoid skin care ingredients that cause inflammation. Rest assured, properly managed post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation settles.
Pigmentation From Melasma
Melasma is another type of pigmentation occurring commonly in women. Melasma pigmentation treatment information. Combinations of prescription skin care and peels treat melasma. Fraction laser is also a useful treatment for melasma. However, rebound pigmentation can occur with all laser melasma treatment.
The most common forms of pigmentation in Brisbane on the face are from sun damage or solar lentigines or freckles. Treatment of facial pigmentation from sun exposure include lasers, IPL treatment and peels. Benign facial pigmentation must be excluded from cancer, and our Doctors will be able to assist if there is a concern. There is a charge to see the Doctor for Medical skin checks. Freckle removal is essentially the same.
Other common forms of facial pigmentation include melasma, which forms as map like patches on the forehead, cheeks, temples or cheeks.
What Are Age Spots?
Age spots appear as small brown spots on the skin, they vary in size. They commonly occur on sun exposed areas the face, hands shoulder and arms. The medical name for age spots is solar lentigines. In Brisbane, they are common in people over 50 but can occur earlier because of the amount of UV exposure we have.
Age Spot Removal?
Age spots are harmless but must be differentiated from skin cancer. Treatment is designed to improve the cosmetic appearance with IPL, laser, skin care for pigmentation removal or peels
What Are Liver Spots?
Liver spots are also solar lentigines. Liver spots are merely another common name for age spots, except liver spots more commonly refer to brown spots appearing on the back of hands.
How To Treat Liver Spots
Treatment of liver spots on hands follows the same principle as for solar lentigines that occur elsewhere. However, they can be harder to treat because of differences in the skin on the back of your hands.
Free Assessment For Skin Pigmentation Treatment
We offer an obligation free consultation with Therapist for you to discuss which treatments will help with your pigmentation treatment. If you require prescription treatments, or examination by a Doctor to exclude cancerous lesions or for diagnosis, there will be a charge for this. Call us on 3350 5447 for a free assessment with our team.