What To Expect From Various Laser Pigmentation Treatments?

 

People suffering from unwanted pigmentation often face difficulty achieving smooth and clear skin. While lifestyle changes, prescription drugs, and topical creams can help to alleviate skin discoloration, they are not effective enough to eliminate it. Fortunately, modern technologies have made major advances in cosmetic procedures, including laser treatment for pigmentation. These treatments can help improve skin health and texture and can often be a great alternative to more invasive surgery.

Candela laser:

The Candela laser is a high-energy, non-ablative laser that is effective for various skin conditions. Because it uses a pulse of light with a very long wavelength, it is particularly effective for skin with darker pigmentation. This laser is also effective in treating melasma, a condition that does not respond to other laser treatments.

Ruby laser:

The Ruby laser for pigmentation uses a pulse duration of 450 milliseconds and a wavelength of 694 nm. In a study, 18 out of 55 patients showed clinical response after treatment. Patients with café-au-lait maculae, senile pigmentation, and nevocellular nevus showed good fading. However, recurrence rates were high. The optimal therapeutic result was observed in senile pigmentation.

PicoSure:

After laser treatment for pigmentation, patients may opt to undergo PicoSure treatment to improve the appearance of their skin. This treatment can improve acne scarring, reduce dark spots, and improve skin texture and tone.

MesopeelPeriocular:

MesopeelPeriocular laser is one of the newest treatments available for pigmentation issues. It’s made up of a blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid, which target hyperpigmentation in the eyelids and reduce under-eye circles and wrinkles. The treatment is gentle and can improve both facial and eyelid health.

Cosmelan:

After laser treatment for pigmentation, you can use a treatment called Cosmelan to lighten hyperpigmentation. It suppresses the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and requires only one treatment. Cosmelan is nontoxic and well-tolerated. The only precaution is that you should not expose yourself to the sun after the procedure.

Chemical peels:

Chemical peels are another option for pigmentation removal. They remove the outermost layers of skin and may result in a temporary or permanent change in skin tone. However, they are not without risk. People with sensitive skin should choose a treatment with less active ingredients. During the peel, a redness or scabbing may develop on the treated areas. Some people also experience infections after the peel.

By Mathew