How does Lasers lighten Pigmentation & Scars?
Lasers for Skin Resurfacing are widely known to address concerns of acne scarring, photo-related aging, vascular changes and skin laxity. The treatment uses energy to rapidly heat and vaporise the epidermis dermis, aiding in collagen and elastin remodelling for smoother skin texture & clearer skin appearance without pigmentation spots, scars & wrinkles. Examples are carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers and erYAG lasers, which have significant post-laser downtime.
Lasers also come in milder versions that helps to improve overall skin texture & appearance. They are the infrared lasers, visible light lasers targeting haemoglobin and melanin, and also intense-pulsed light (IPL) laser. These treatments induce selective injury of the dermis to regenerate new skin cells, while keeping epidermis largely intact. They are minimally invasive and have minimal to no downtime compared to Lasers for Skin Resurfacing.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are you a suitable patient for lasers?
It is important to consult a doctor prior to treatment, as darker skin types are more predisposed to develop scars and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation if no proper homecare is done after the laser treatment. The doctor will also ensure that the skin condition is free from possible bacterial/ viral infection before beginning the treatment. If you are currently or have recent history of taking medication containing isotretinoin, it can lead to development of hypertrophic scars due to the medication effect on the enzyme in collagen formation and breakdown. It is advisable to have a 6-month isotretinoin drug-free interval before proceeding with laser treatments, otherwise, consult the doctor immediately. You may also notify the staff if you have any allergy to systemic or local anaesthetic that may be used during the procedure.
What to expect during and after your treatment?
During the treatment, there will be mild to moderate heat sensation on the skin, depending on the intensity of the laser treatment. Usually, local anaesthetic is applied on the skin prior to the skin resurfacing laser treatment to reduce the discomfort (if any).
After your treatment, some may experience temporary redness and scab formation. You may be prescribed with analgesics, anti-redness cream before you leave the clinic. It is of importance to put on sunblock & moisturise the skin to alleviate discomforts (if any). Oral sunblock is also available in the market if you require.
Is a doctor consultation necessary?
Although Laser treatments are proven clinically effective and safe for treating pigmentation and scars, it is important to get reviewed by doctors before starting and selecting your treatments. The doctor will then be able to advise more accurately on the no. of sessions each individual will require, and generally most customers will require at least 6 laser sessions to see visible improvements in the reduction of pigmentation & scars.
To find out more about Laser Treatments,call 61006868.