The skin consists of two main layers, the epidermis which is the upper layer and the dermis which is the lower layer. Within the lowest layer of the epidermis are cells called melanocytes, which are responsible for producing the pigment called melanin. This melanin production is what gives our skin its genetically predetermined colour and when overstimulated, can produce excess pigmentation.
So how do you know what type of pigmentation you have and how to treat it? The best way is to have a comprehensive skin assessment by a medical professional.
Treating pigmentation of any kind in the skin can be complicated and there are many options. Often using a combination of technologies yields better, longer lasting results and this is why it pays to go to a medical professional with access to multiple technologies. One laser doesn’t fix all in this case! Melasma, being hormonally stimulated, is particularly difficult to treat as too aggressive or inappropriate treatment can often exacerbate the condition.
On individual case basis, depending upon dermal or epidermal or mixed pigmentation on analysis.
Can be managed with the help of chemical peels, ND-YAG Q switched laser, oral and topical medications & daily care.
ND-Yag Laser provides 3 unique handpieces such as the Zoom Handpiece( 1 -10 mm), Fractional Handpiece (5 x 5 mm²) & Collimator Handpiece (7 mm). Fractional Handpiece can reduce the pain / side effects remarkably during or after the Collimator Handpiece cover bigger areas in much short time & designed for Soft Peeling for improving the skin texture.
A Chemical Peel comprises a solution of exfoliating agents, which is applied to the face to remove the rough upper layer of skin and to stimulate the rejuvenation of new skin cells. The process tightens and smoothens skin, resulting in fewer lines, blemishes and age spots. This can result in more even pigmentation producing a fresh, clean radiant look. The peel treatment takes from 30 – 60 minutes.
There are a variety of Chemical Peels on the market that help improve all skin types, from sensitive to course, heavily sun damaged skin They are each suited to different skin problems and types. Chemical peels also vary in strength and are classified as superficial, medium, or deep according to the level of skin they reach.
Superficial and medium peels are used to improve skin texture, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Superficial peels enable you to go straight back to work and simply wear makeup to conceal any redness. Deep peels are used for more severe conditions such as acne and may result in swelling and blisters that break open and form a crust, followed by peeling for up to 2 weeks.
Following any peel, your new skin will be sensitive, so use maximum sun protection is needed.
Chemical peels induce a controlled wound to the skin, and can replace part or all of the top layers of skin. In determining which chemical peel is right for you the following considerations need to be made; your skin type and colour, the extent of the skin problem, ageing or sun-damage, the result you would like to achieve and the amount of recovery or downtime that is acceptable by you.
As a rule, the deeper the peel, the more side effects, potential complications and recovery time are needed. Also, the darker the skin type, the more problems that are likely to be encountered post-peel. Pigmentation problems can occur post treatment where the treated skin may become darker than the untreated skin, therefore, deeper peels for darker skin types must be carefully considered and sometimes it may be better to perform a series of more superficial peels rather than one deep peel.
The degree of skin ageing will also determine which peel to use. Younger patients with less sun-damage, pigmentation and wrinkles would normally only require a superficial peel. The opposite is also true.
Parts of the body other than the face can be peeled also.
Chemical peels can improve the following: sun damage, roscea, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, pigment changes, clogged pores and mild acne scarring.
If you want to improve the appearance of skin texture, pigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and uneven skin tone, you'll love Microdermabrasion!.
This treatment increases micro-circulation, bringing nutrients to the skin and greatly improves the appearance of all imperfections. It is a non-surgical exfoliation technique that helps to improve irregularities on the surface of the skin by buffing away the surface layer to reduce fine lines, pigmentation marks and shallow acne scars. The process also accelerates the regeneration of new skin cells, stimulates the production of collagen and strengthens elastin; effectively plumping the skin out and revealing fresher, healthier and younger looking skin.
Microdermabrasion (Micro) helps to improve irregularities on the surface of the skin by buffing away the surface layer to reduce fine lines, pigmentation marks and shallow acne scars. The process also accelerates the regeneration of new skin cells, stimulates the production of collagen and strengthens elastin; effectively plumping the skin out and revealing fresher, healthier and younger looking skin.
This treatment is hygienic, painless & safe. We utilise two different methods of Microdermabrasion that is customised to your skin concerns, needs and level of intensity required for exfoliation.
Crystal application utilises a combination of Aluminium Oxide and Organic Crystals during the treatment to buff away the surface layer of skin, applied using a hand held wand with a micro-head. We follow this with a natural oil to rebalance your skin and a mask to remove any left leaving your skin calm, and reduce any redness prior to you leaving the salon. While your mask is on, we’ll apply a hydrating treatment to your arms/hands, or give you a relaxing scalp massage to enjoy.
Diamond Tip application is the alternative to the crystal application. The diamond tip cap system replaces the micro-crystal flow with a disposable or reusable diamond tip wand, which is made of natural diamond chips to polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter.
The procedure will be customised for your special skin concerns without any inconvenience or down time. You may experience some slight redness depending on the strength of procedure but this will fade within one to 24 hours. A light dusting of mineral makeup can be applied at the completion of your treatment if you wish.
Things to note: While the results of the treatment differs from client to client, Microdermabrasion is not recommended if you have fine, sensitive skin. We advise clients to avoid waxing the two days prior to your treatment and five days after, and strongly advise against the use of sun beds and swimming in heavily chlorinated water for at least two weeks post-treatment. If you have broken capillaries or have active breakouts.
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