What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation simply means colouring.
Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin and skin pigmentation disorders affect the colour of your skin. Special cells in the skin (melanocytes) make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. This can result in either hypo-pigmentation (loss of pigment) or hyper-pigmentation (over production of pigment)
Most common pigmented lesions are freckles, age spots, liver spots, actinic keratosis and pigmented nevi. Melasma and chloasma are other forms of hormonally caused pigmentation.
They normally contain very high concentrations of melanin (pigment) and can be caused by too much sun, aging, genetics or even injury.
How does the pigmentation treatment work?
The green light from the Dual Yellow laser targets the melanin only, leaving surrounding tissue undamaged.
You will see immediate change and in some cases the pigmented spot will darken slightly, which is perfectly normal. This lasts 10 -14 days before dropping off. This method causes no damages to surrounding tissue and you
Avoid invasive procedures such as surgical removal or freezing.
How much does pigmentation treatment cost?
Cost of our treatment will depend on the amount and type of pigmentation that needs to be treated. But we are happy to provide a rough price guide if you email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org We can confirm it with you when you come in for your consultation.
Additionally, you can choose to have your pigmentation treated during your skin rejuvenation treatment or package, killing two birds with one stone.
Check out our Peels page too. Peels are a great way of improving clarity and evening skin tone.