Are you experiencing brownish skin discolorations or dark, splotchy patches at your skin? You may be suffering from what is a common complaint known as skin pigmentation. A number of women have skin pigmentation problems relating to hormone changes and sun exposure.
Skin Pigmentation Disorder Types
Hypo pigmentation or loss of skin pigmentation is a condition where the body does not produce sufficient melanin. Sometimes after an ulcer, blister, burn, or infection heals; the skin loses some of its pigment in that area.
Albinism leads to a situation of wherein the person has light skin, white or pale yellow hair and gray eyes. It's usually the result of an inherited recessive trait.
Vitiligo is another form of hypo pigmentation caused by the loss of pigment-producing cells in the skin. These white patches are very sensitive to the sun. This skin pigmentation disorder affects more evident in those with darker skin.
Hyper pigmentation is a condition where the body produces too much melanin thereby causing to become darker than usual. Hyper pigmentation can occur due to excessive sun bathing or drug reactions. Many a time wounds and scars leave a darker patch of skin. Birthmarks, moles, and aging spots are also indications of hyper pigmentation.
Melasma is a hyper pigmentation condition from a fallout of pregnancy hormones. A dark mask appears over the cheeks, bridge of the nose and the neck. This dark mask usually disappears after the birth of the child.
Before & After Treatment*
Medlite C6 treatment professionals are trained to assess your level of pigment, determine areas that can be improved and will schedule your treatment series.
- Removes brown spots and unwanted pigment in 1-2 sessions.
- Returns skin to its natural appearance
- Comfortable procedures with no downtime
Ask us today to begin your Medlite C6 treatment program.
Frequently Asked Questions - Dual Yellow Laser
Treatment Of Melasma And Pigmentation:
Mode of action:
The Dual Yellow laser is one of our many treatments which uses 2 different wavelengths of light to treat red veins and skin pigmentations on the face, as well as red scars.
Melasma is a type of pigmentation on the face that has been shown to be associated with the presence of blood vessels. The yellow light selectively damages targeted blood vessels in the skin, causing them to be removed by the body’s own immune system, thus, reducing the pigmentation in melasma.
The green light targets mainly the pigment in the skin called melanin. Thus, helping to reduce the existing pigmentation.
How does it work?
As its name suggests, it is the only laser to emit two lights – a yellow light for vascular problems, acne, rosacea, melasma and skin rejuvenation/lightening, and a green light to treat pigmentation and bulky lesions.
Backed by numerous clinical trials, this high-performance laser offers arguably the widest range of treatments for a single laser with no bruising or crusting. Cue in the new generation of cutting-edge aesthetic treatments.
5 Reasons It's Cutting Edge
The Dual Yellow Laser offers the perfect wavelength for peak absorption for vascular and pigment reduction. This means:
- It is fast-working – most vascular and pigmentation problems can be treated in a single session. Skin rejuvenation and brightening, rosacea or face redness, and acne treatment can also be achieved within a few sessions!
- It respects the surrounding skin, and unlike most other lasers, doesn’t cause collateral damage.
- It produces less heat and causes less discomfort than most other lasers. Patients describe the feeling as similar to the flicking of a rubber band on the skin. Those with low pain tolerance can opt for topical anaesthetic, though it is usually not necessary.
- It is suitable for most skin types and body areas including the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms and legs.
- It can successfully treat the widest range of pigment problems, including melasma.
The Dual Yellow Laser is the only dermalogical laser to offer a yellow light and green light simultaneously for a wide range of treatments.
With a wavelength of 578nm, the yellow light matches the peak absorption of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. This allows it to coagulate vessels and treat blood vessel-related problems without damaging surrounding skin.
The green light on the other hand has a wavelength of 511nm, ideally absorbed by melanin contained within melanocytes to reduce pigmentation without collateral damage.
Before & After Treatment*
Question & Answer*
Is the treatment difficult?
The process is straightforward. At your initial visit, our physician will discuss with you your previous treatment history followed by an assessment of your skin condition. Consequently a regime for treatment is recommended for the most effective and optimum results using the laser. Each laser treatment typically lasts between 30-40 minutes. The treatment is repeated after 3-4 weeks.
Is the treatment painful?
The impact of the laser on the skin can be described as tiny pin pricks or tingling sensation which is a minor discomfort to some patients. Our physician can help reduce this discomfort with typical anaesthetic. Our laser has the unique ability to emit the laser in a random spray manner to further reduce the discomfort. After treatment, the area will be slightly reddish and any discomfort will disappear within a few days.
What must I do after the laser treatment?
You will be required to use a moisturizer and sun block for 2-3 weeks. Post laser care is individualized and it is important to follow the physician's advice and instructions exactly for optimum results.Results are observed within 3 weeks. Usually two to three treatments are required for maximum benefit.