Pigmentation – What is it?
Uneven , dull skin tone and excessive pigmentation give the skin an aged appearance. Getting rid of pigmentation can be a reality, and with the right equipment and experienced hands here at The Aesthetic Loft, rest assured that you will be well taken care of.
Not all pigmentation are the same though, and each will respond differently to treatments, and therefore require a different treatment plan or topical therapies.
A general term to connotate excessive pigment production,
hyperpigmentation exists in many forms, each with their own physiology.
These include :
- Sun or age spots (Lentigo)
- Hori’s Nevus/Nevus of Ota
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Skin cancers
These lesions result from excessive pigment production or deposition in the skin, but the underlying cause for this varies from condition to condition. Some can be hereditary, hormonally related, or due to accumulation of damage from aging and UV exposure.
Most importantly, many of these lesions can co-exist, with several types of pigmentation appearing on the same face or body. Accurate diagnosis by an experienced doctor is essential to achieving optimal results and reducing side effects.
A first line in the management of pigmentation, topical therapy is essential at controlling and preventing recurrence of excess pigmentation.
These include sunscreen, retins, whitening creams and newer anti-pigmentation creams like Cyspera (Cysteamine).
These include oral sublocks or whitening capsules, as well as more spefcific medication like tranexamic acid (TXA) for the management of Melasma.
Starwalker Laser System
With the power of a picosecond laser and energy of a Q-switched laser, the Starwalker combines four complementary wavelengths and 14 laser modalities to function as a highly versatile, multipurpose system that performs a wide range of applications in pigmentation management.
Coupled with its long-pulse laser system, new and effective protocols have been developed to treat tough issues like Melasma.
Inmode Lumecca IPL
As the strongest IPL on the market, the Lumecca IPL removes pigmentation in less sessions and with less side effects.
With a history dating back to the time of Cleopetra, acids of various strengths have been known to exfoliate and promote skin renewal.
Consisting of mild acids, these peels remove unwanted dead skin and pigmentation while promoting collagen growth.
Used and loved by many, the Hydrafacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin.
An enjoyable experience with a delightful result – notice a new glowing you just in just 30 minutes!
Proper pigmentation mangement does not consist of repeating simple and quick laser sessions; it can be a rigorous process that requires feedback between patient and doctor on the efficacy of tried techniques before an optimal result is achieved.