What are Pigmentation Lesions?
Pigmentation is a common skin complication of women after a certain age. Pigmentation is the spot that appears on the skin. These types of lesions are indifferent in color from the rest of your body. The main reason for the pigmentation lesion is excessive exposure to UV rays and free radical formation in your body. Free radical formation speeds up our aging process. In the major scenario, these kinds of lesions are benign in nature. The pigmentation can cover your arm, hands, face, and neckline. It usually interrupts your natural beauty. These are aesthetically unpleasant. Keratoses, moles, freckles, sun spots, melasma falls under the pigmentation lesion category.
How can the pigmentation be removed permanently?
Women worldwide struggle with this common problem, and we get the most frequently asked question on the internet “How can pigmentation be obliterated?”. This article will talk about the medically advanced laser technique to wipe out skin pigmentation completely. The laser pulsed light technique removes pigmentation through intense radiation on the spot. You don’t need any aesthetic care after treatment.
The laser machine emits a high-energy light of a short wavelength, which is transformed into heat energy. The energy is particular and able to target the area of pigmentation. The treatment is super-specific because the laser energy is absorbed only by the cell with a high concentration of pigmentation. Consequently, the laser energy only damages the pigmented area leaving the surrounded cells and tissue undamaged.
The laser treatment is appropriate for following skin concerns
- Solar lentigines/Age spots
- Congenital melanocytic naevi or flat pigmented birthmarks
How does laser treatment work?
Skin pigmentation is the accumulation of melanocytes. Melanocyte cells contain melanin pigment. These lesions are referred to as age spots and freckles used to appear on the face, hands, and other body parts.
Dermatologists use multiple types of laser techniques to erase pigmentation. The energy of the Laser depends on the severity of the pigment lesion. If you have superficial lesions, then a dermatologist used low-energy, high wavelength laser rays. Still, if you have deep pigment lesions, they use a high-energy laser to penetrate the inner layer of the skin, and you may need 2 to 3 sessions to remove the skin discoloration altogether. In this case, the recovery time is also high. Laser treatment is considered to be the best medically advanced treatment to clear unwanted pigmentation from your skin.
Skin pigmentation removal laser treatment is a non-invasive, safe, and gentle procedure. It is specially designed to absorb the ray by the melanocyte cells with concentrated melanin pigment. The laser ray is gentle for nonmelanocytic cells. Therefore, they do not harm the pigment surrounded tissues, even without disturbing the standard skin color. For these reasons, patients rely on laser treatment more than chemical peeling. The light pulse of the laser treatment is not uncomfortable. However, you can observe immediate darkening just after the treatment. The dark patch will gradually shed off within ten days.
For melasma, skin science has discovered the active Laser resurfacing technique. It is super effective for hyperpigmentation. It is capable of removing 80% of the melanin in a single session. Cosmeceutical science work on it to develop a more advanced treatment for hyperpigmentation.
Aftercare of laser treatment
After laser pigmentation removal treatment, your therapist will prescribe your aftercare pack. You have to use them regularly. Apart from these, you have to be careful about following things
- Don’t go directly to the sun for t least ten days after laser treatment, and use SPF 50+ sunscreen; cover your face with a scarf.
- Do not go for heavy physical activities, it may cause excessive sweating
- Avoid spa, facial treatment for at least three days after treatment
- Avoid using a heating tool like a hairdryer and straightener. Do not take a hot shower for the first three days.
- Do not exfoliate your skin for at least 15 days after laser therapy
- Do not apply chemically enriched skincare products for the first seven days.
- Avoid facial waxing or skin peeling for a minimum one month
Is laser pigmentation removal safe?
Yes. The laser treatment is completely safe. The ray is only absorbed by the cell that carries an excessive number of pigments. So, the laser ray does not affect any surrounded non-pigment-bearing tissues. Therefore, the process does not cause any internal or external damage. Laser treatment should be performed by a highly experienced and trained cosmetic therapist. They perform the treatment precisely, and you will get a safe, assured result with no further complications.
How many is lasers session required to obliterate the pigmentation?
The number of sessions and laser energy intensity will be based on the type of pigment lesions. If you have pigmentation at a superficial level, then you need 2-3 laser sessions. But with the deep layer of pigmentation, you may require multiple sessions with the high-energy Laser to wipe them out completely.
If you are suffering from a pigmentation problem, we would recommend laser skin treatment. Take an appointment with the dermatologist. He will check your skin condition and the severity of the problem. Then he will advise you how many sessions you need to remove your pigmentation completely.