Pigmentation Removal

We offer pigmentation removal to reduce discolouration and uneven skin tone caused by hyperpigmentation. Our laser treatment, peels, and more break down pigment and clear the skin from blemishes.

WHAT IS PIGMENTATION?

Pigmentation is basically another word for the colour of the skin. This colour is created by a compound called melanin and this melanin is made by skin cells. Evidently, when these cells no longer function correctly, it can cause discolouration problems such as hyperpigmentation or vitiligo. These skin conditions cause changes in the skin tone. You may experience them as freckles, blemishes, dark spots, uneven tanning, and patchiness to the face and body.

HYPERPIGMENTATION VS. HYPOPIGMENTATION

When it comes to what type of pigmentation you have, you’ll likely hear the terms hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. While often confused, hyperpigmentation refers to pigmentation that darkens the skin and hypopigmentation refers to pigmentation that lightens the skin. Factors such as injury and illness can have an impact on which type you experience.

Changes in skin pigmentation are caused by changes in melanin production, the compound produced by the skin cells. Hyperpigmentation occurs due to an increase in melanin. As a result, the skin can discolour. This can happen in a small area, large area, or the entire body. Certain medical disorders, pregnancy, and sunlight exposure can cause hyperpigmentation.

Hypopigmentation happens when there is too little melanin in the skin. This may occur as a result of disease or trauma to the skin, such as burns.

TYPES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION

There are different types of hyperpigmentation as well. Here is an overview of the different types and their characteristics:

Melasma: This type of hyperpigmentation can occur during hormonal changes, such as pregnancy. It can also occur as a result of sun damage. Like most types of hyperpigmentation, it can appear all over the body. However, some areas such as the abdomen and face are more common.

Sun damage: Prolonged sun exposure can lead to freckle pigmentation, liver spots, or solar lentigines. This is why it is important to use proper sunscreen of at least SPF 15 when you will be exposed to the sun. During the hot summers in Australia, it’s better if you can apply SPF 30 or SPF 50 for stronger protection. Sunspots usually appear on the hands and the face, although other areas frequently in contact with the skin can also cause these spots.

Post-inflammation: Inflammatory hyperpigmentation is caused by an inflammation of the skin. Common skin conditions that cause inflammation are acne.

AREAS OF THE BODY WHICH CAN BE TREATED

Pigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, but usually appears on the areas that are exposed the most. These can include the face, neck, décolletage, shoulders, and hands. At Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, we can perform pigmentation treatment on any part of the body that has an uneven and discoloured skin tone. Depending on the type of treatment you choose, it may take multiple sessions to effectively remove the unwanted blemishes and smooth out skin texture.

HOW CAN YOU REMOVE SKIN PIGMENTATION?

Pigmentation removal is possible through a number of specialist treatments. Seven common treatments that are available at Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics include Cutera Excel V+ Laser Treatment, HydraFacial, RENEWU LED Light Therapy, RF Skin Resurfacing, Green Genesis, skin peels, and topical solutions.

Cutera Excel V+ Laser Treatment

As you may expect, the Cutera Excel V+ is the preferred laser pigmentation removal method. Below, you will find more information about this treatment and how it all works.

What Is Cutera Excel V+?

Cutera Excel V+ laser treatments uses laser light to reduce the appearance of lesions. The light emitted on hyperpigmentation or age spots is absorbed by that area alone, which means that healthy surrounding skin is left intact.

How Does Cutera Excel V+ Remove Pigmentation?

As explained in the previous section, these medical grade lasers will emit a special light on pigmentation spots. This light is then absorbed, which closes off the blood vessels and reduces the appearance of the irregularity. Pigmentation will either darken and flake off between 10-14 days or break up and be flushed away by the lymphatic system.

Benefits And Side Effects?

Cutera Excel V+ is used at many laser clinics as it provides a gentle and targeted treatment. The treatment is also relatively painless – most people compare it to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Some people can experience some minor redness and itchiness after these pigmentation removal treatments. In some cases, there could be some mild swelling post treatment.

HydraFacial

HydraFacial is an exciting new technology that condenses the results of an advanced facial to under 30 minutes and three easy steps. It can be used to reduce problems such as hyperpigmentation on almost any skin type.

What Is HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial transforms the treated area in three simple steps. Firstly, the skin is cleansed and hydrated. Secondly, impurities are extracted, and skin is hydrated. Thirdly, the skin is fused with antioxidants and peptides to promote a healthy glow.

How Does HydraFacial Remove Pigmentation?

As stated already, the HydraFacial is one of the treatment options for pigmentation removal. It uses patented vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin and remove the surface layer of debris and impurities. New skin is revealed underneath that’s smoother, clearer, and healthier. Antioxidants are also delivered into the skin to restore its vitality and repair damage.

RENEWU LED Light Therapy

This is an effective treatment that can be used to treat many types of skin concerns, including pigmentation. It can be used on its own or immediately after other skin treatments to intensify results.

What is RENEWU LED Light Therapy?

RENEWU LED Light Therapy is a popular rejuvenation treatment that uses 3 clinically proven wavelengths in one headpiece to treat and reduce a wide range of skin conditions in as little as 10 minutes. These include pigmented lesions, dark spots, blemishes, acne scarring, rosacea, and inflammation.

How Does RENEWU LED Light Therapy Remove Pigmentation?

LED treatment works on a cellular level to activate the skin’s natural healing response in accordance with the selected wavelength. The red light is chosen when an anti-ageing effect is required, and it can reduce age spots and pigmentation while brightening the skin. The blue light has antibacterial properties and can reduce inflammation in the skin as well as acne breakouts and psoriasis. The infrared light can also reduce inflammation while healing aches and pains, boosting collagen production, and repairing skin after resurfacing treatments.

RF Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing uses radio frequencies instead of laser to effectively remove fine lines, smooth uneven texture, and reduce unwanted pigmentation for clearer, healthier skin.

What is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment that uses radio frequencies to resurface the skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture, and reduce scarring and pigmentation.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work to Remove Pigmentation?

This procedure involves creating micro-perforations in the skin to cause trauma and activate the body’s natural healing response. This stimulates new collagen and elastin to help minimise lines, scarring, stretchmarks, and pigmentation.

Benefits and Side-Effects

Skin resurfacing can be used to reduce scars, stretchmarks, fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It also improves skin elasticity. The most common side-effect is mild discomfort during the treatment and hot, flushed skin for several hours post treatment. Redness and crusting of the area may occur for the next 3-7 days.

Green Genesis

Green Genesis is a popular laser treatment that focuses on reducing red and brown discolouration on the face and body.

What is Green Genesis?

Green Genesis is a type of laser treatment that is used specifically to minimise unwanted reds and browns on the skin. It works by treating the underlying skin tissue without damaging the skin surface.

How Does Green Genesis Work to Remove Pigmentation?

This skin rejuvenation treatment uses a 532nm wavelength to gently target skin tissue and reduce the appearance of red and brown pigmentation on the skin.

Benefits And Side-Effects

Green Genesis can reduce redness and inflammation associated with a number of skin conditions, such as rosacea. It can also help to correct uneven skin tone and pigment. It is a painless, gentle treatment that many find soothing with no downtime needed.

Peels

Chemical peels are a well-known beauty treatment that are used for a variety of problems, including pigmentation. In addition to that, chemical peels are also a part of a monthly, six-monthly, or annual beauty routine, depending on the strength of the peel.

We highly recommend to pair a peel with our RENEWU LED Therapy for best results.

What Are Skin Peels?

A skin peel is a special solution that is added to the skin. The solution removes dead skin cells but also promotes the growth of new cells. This unique method therefore improves the look of the skin and can tackle a wide variety of issues. There are three general types of skin peels, including superficial, medium, and deep chemical peels.

How Do Skin Peels Work To Remove Pigmentation?

To treat pigmentation, skin peels use strong concentrations of acid on a certain area of the skin. These acids remove certain layers of the skin, which also means the removal of dead skin cells.

There is a difference between superficial and deep skin peels. Deeper skin peels can penetrate deep into the dermal layer, which means the result of these skin peels will be more visible. However, they are usually accompanied with a little downtime and some side-effects.

Benefits And Side-Effects

Skin peels are more affordable than most mechanical or laser treatments. Common side-effects of skin peels can include redness and skin peeling.

Topical Skincare

Topical skincare refers to any lotion or crème that can be applied to the skin for a specific purpose. It envelops things such as night crème and acne treatment, but also pigmentation topicals.

What Topical Skincare Products Are Available For Pigmentation?

The D’Lumiere Esthétique range at The Dr Lanzer Clinic includes topical treatments for pigmentation. It also includes products full of antioxidants that can be added to your daily skincare routine for a more rejuvenated and timeless look.

Benefits And Side-Effects?

Topical solutions are usually accompanied with less side-effects compared to other treatments. Of course, this does not mean they cannot occur. For example, some patients may be sensitive to certain ingredients commonly found in such products. It is therefore important to seek a recommendation from your dermatologist if you have a track record of allergic reactions.

The D’Lumiere Esthétique range at The Dr Lanzer Clinic contains products that are carefully formulated for sensitive skin. Speak to Dr Lanzer or one of his associates to find the right products for your skin.

SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT

The talented team at Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics will work closely with you to formulate a customised treatment plan that will detail how many skin treatments you will need to achieve your desired result. We also offer many other rejuvenation treatments to address all of your skin concerns and help you to maintain healthy, clear, and smooth skin no matter your age, from dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to laser hair removal, skin tightening, and non-surgical facelifts.

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