Pigmentation treatments explained

Posted on 09 Jun, 2011

Pigmentation treatment can be extremely effective in reducing the appearance of liver spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone. The Laser Treatment Clinic offers a combination of treatment methods in order to obtain the best result.

First, a device applies a flow of fine crystals over the skin, removing the upper layers of the epidermis in such a way that the skin is undamaged and the layers are removed uniformly for an even result.

Although the treatment can cause slight discomfort, the laser treatment can be applied immediately afterwards.
Whereas the microdermabrasion removes the pigmented superficial layers and reveals new skin, the laser then acts on this layer to encourage the production of new skin cells and collagen, which is what gives skin its natural elasticity.

After treatment, the skin may be a little inflamed and have some blood spots, which will scab and heal over. These could take up to a week to heal, with epidermis renewal generally taking four to five days.

It is generally recommended to leave five or six days between treatment sessions to allow the skin time to renew and heal.