Pigmented lesions are remarkably common and the overwhelming majority are benign. As skin cancer surgeons, all our patients will be screened to exclude or treat malignant lesions prior to laser treatment.
Safe, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments
For a difficult to treat condition such as melasma, Our Q switched laser is especially effective due to its selectivity and breaking apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin – a unique feature that also allows other treatment possibilities, such as the safe and effective removal of complex, multi-coloured tattoos.
In addition to Q-Switched lasers, Er:YAG lasers can also be used for the ablation of keratoses, moles, and other pigmented lesions, enabling the removal of the epidermis and superficial dermis in a controlled manner.
WHICH OTHER CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED?
It treats freckles, melasma, visible blood vessels, capillaries, sun damage, brown patches, red spots or patches, keratosis, age spots, birthmarks and other types of skin pigmentation on the face and body.
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
There is minimal discomfort and completely tolerable. No local anaesthetic is required.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Post-treatment you will notice redness, slight swelling and darkening of pigments. Results start to show from 1-4 weeks post-treatment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AFTERCARE?
Wear a sunscreen everyday and reapply as necessary. A pigment inhibiting cream will be prescribed to maintain clear skin and prevent further pigmentation.