Pigmentation is a common skin condition that causes discoloration with certain areas of the skin to appear darker or lighter than your overall complexion. Pigmentation can appear in the form of very intense freckles or as small/large discoloured patches of skin.
Usually affecting the epidermal layer, hyperpigmentation occurs when the cells responsible for creating melanin become unhealthy or damaged. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a fast and effective way to treat hyperpigmentation by reducing it or removing it altogether. (Individual results may vary.)
As a non-invasive treatment, IPL uses broad wavelength light to destroy and break down cells, which cause unwanted skin pigmentation. Our medical-grade IPL machine utilises industry-leading award-winning technology to pulse the light energy precisely on the problem areas. The energy in the light is absorbed by the cells targeted and converted to heat energy. This process breaks down the cells, thus removing the pigment.
Comfort and safety are very important for us. A cooling system – known as the Sapphire Spot – is built into the IPL equipment to minimise any possible uncomfortable sensations such as blistering or overheating.
Our highly skilled Cosmetic Doctors and Aestheticians will meet you for a face to face consultation to examine the issue and address your individual case thoroughly. Our skin specialists will specify which pigmentation treatment would suit you the best, in order to achieve the fastest possible results.
Nothing is more important to us than your health and well being. During your initial consultation for pigmentation removal, we will discuss your medical history to be sure of any contraindications. This appointment provides a great opportunity to ask us any questions you may have, too.
During the procedure a handheld device will be used to pulse broad wavelength light onto the treatment area. The skin captures and absorbs the energy in the light, transforming it into heat which causes the pigmentation to break down.
After effects of pigmentation removal are mild. Most clients will recover almost immediately following the procedure. Be sure to follow the aftercare advice provided to you by Aesthetics Lab to achieve superlative results.