We all hope and dream about flawless skin. It’s not always as easy to achieve as we would like to believe. There are various skin concerns like redness, spider veins and pores that can make one feel conscious. The presence of stubborn hyperpigmentation can’t be dealt with, by simply using over-contour products. Laser skin whitening can lighten the unwanted melanin and reverse years of sun damage and age spots. It can also be used in the underarm area to lighten it. Here is all that you need to know about this treatment to make an informed decision about the same.
What are the different concerns that can be targeted by this laser treatment?
The discoloured appearance on the face, neck and even back of the hand is often referred to as age spots. It is also called a sunspot or liver spots. This happens because of the uneven distribution of melanin. So these age spots which are larger than freckles begin to show up after the age of 40. The task of melanin is to absorb sunlight and protect it from harmful UV rays. When there is an uneven melanin deposit, it only covers certain areas. This could be because of sunlight hormones or genetics.
Hyperpigmentation is a common concern that can develop around the mouth and eyes. It is also present in rough areas like the elbows and knees. Darker pigments are also present in the groin and underarms. The presence of hyperpigmentation can be bothersome. Laser skin whitening can easily target these concerns.
How does this laser treatment work?
There has been significant innovation in laser treatment. The newest technology provides safe, effective and fast results for various pigments and texture concerns. It can easily target pigmented and vascular lesions, melasma, rosacea, fine lines, tattoos and acne scars. As compared to the previous technology, the current laser treatment is more efficient and comfortable because of the pico technology. This technology works by breaking down the pigments into smaller particles. These particles are then cleared out by the system.
Though you will require a few treatments, you will begin to see a significant difference after the first treatment itself. The laser has various settings and wavelengths, allowing it to target various pigments safely.
What happens during the treatment?
Laser whitening treatment is fast and is often described as comfortable or tolerable. You might experience a light snapping sensation when the handpiece is passing over the skin. No anaesthetic is used for the treatment. For soothing the skin, a Zimmer cooling device is used. Depending on the area being targeted, the treatment time can vary from 30 to 60 minutes. Once the treatment is done, the skin might seem pink and flushed for about an hour. There is downtime or topical treatment that you need to worry about. Regular activities can be resumed after the treatment. In the next couple of weeks, you will begin to see a change as the broken pigments would’ve started to flush themselves out of the body.