Pigmentation & Sunspots

PIGMENTATION & SUNSPOTS

Pigment lesions such as sunspots and freckles can be successfully removed creating a more flawless, youthful and glowing appearance

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?

Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells

AM I SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT?

Most people are suitable for treatment, however large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked with a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmentation marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL?

Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. The lesion may darken and may appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following weeks.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within a few hours to a few days.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1-3 treatments are required at every 4-6 week intervals.