What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation refers to disorders on the skin that darken the colour of the skin. Examples of pigmentation are:
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Black or brown colours covering areas of your face
- Uneven skin tone
What causes pigmentation?
- Sun damage
- Hormonal imbalances
- Skin trauma
How to prevent pigmentation?
Some forms of pigmentation (like age spots) are triggered with age and some (melasma) are genetic. These are difficult, if not impossible, to prevent. However, daily use of an spf 50+ sunscreen will help prevent most forms of pigmentation. Other topical serums such as those containing lactic acid or tyrosinase inhibitors also help to not only prevent pigmentation, but to also brighten the skin.
- EnLighten Pico Genesis
- Q-Switch Nd: YAG Fractional Laser
- Photofacials with Candela GentleLASE Laser
- Dermamelan peels
- Chemical peels
- Topical serums with active ingredients like Tyrosinase Inhibitors
Before & After
Unlike most lasers, which use thermal technology to stimulate pigment through heat, Pico Genesis offers a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect with high peak power and ultrashort pulse durations. This shatters the pigmentation, causing your body to absorb the damaged pigment and eliminate it naturally, without causing thermal damage. The Pico Genesis procedure induces dermal disruption and remodelling for true skin revitalisation by stimulating fresh collagen and elastin production for a better, firmer and younger looking complexion.
- No downtime
- Painless and very safe
- Effective results
Most brown or black spots can be reversed or lightened after 5 treatments.
No, not at all. You may feel a warm feeling which dissipates after 5-10 minutes.
Treatments are performed every 2 weeks apart. Pigmentation continues to fade in between each treatment. The interval allows skin healing and fading to maximise before next treatment.