A sun spot (solar lentigo) is sometimes called a liver or Age spot, but it is a misnomer, as it has nothing to do with any liver disease, but gets more common as we age. It’s a completely benign condition, but can be cosmetically displeasing. Solar lentigines are common in fair skinned individuals, and occur on sun-exposed areas such as the face, back and forearms. They are larger in size compared to freckles, and appear as oval to round flat areas of pigmentation, and can increase in size, number and colour with age and sun exposure. As with freckles, sun protection is important. Lightening creams can improve the appearance of the solar lentigo to a certain extent. Laser pigmentation removal is effective and safe in all skin types.
Melasma is a common skin pigmentation condition affecting many Asians. The appearance of Melasma can range from small-pigmented patches on the cheeks, to involving the forehead, nose, upper lips, and jaw line. Many factors contribute to Melasma. There may be a genetic susceptibility if there is a family history of Melasma. Melasma is commonly observed in pregnant woman, and is coined the ‘Mask of Pregnancy’. The treatment of Melasma remains challenging, and is associated with a high recurrence rate. Treatment options include topical lightening agents, chemical peels and Laser treatments in refractory cases. Our Laser Pigmentation Removal Program can help melasma that is not responding to lightening products.
The facial laser for pigmentation is based on a technologically advanced laser device. It is safe and great with variety of brown and red skin discolourations. The laser energy is highly selective to target melanin, the pigment that lies within the skin. The laser energy is delivered extremely rapidly, within one thousand-millionth of a second, to shatter the pigments. The wavelength of the laser can be adjusted to address freckles, sun spots, melasma, tattoos, pores, skin tone, fight acne, skin redness and rosacea.
Lasers are not painful and is well-tolerated. Numbing cream will be applied in cases where higher energy levels are used, for example when it’s needed. For most individuals, with sun induced pigmentation, it is a comfortable procedure with minimal downtime. The facial laser for pigmentation feels quite static like, and some warmth may be experienced. Some redness, and swelling is to be expected after the procedure and the effects fade shortly afterwards. Trinity Medispa recommends vitamin infusion and mask treatment after laser to enhance the result and to comfort the skin after the laser. After laser treament, some of the spots may form crusting and may darken for temporary. After the crust peels off naturally, the spot will be lightened. Sunscreens and Retinol should only be restarted once healing is complete. We advise regular use of a sunscreen.
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