Introduction Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin called melanin. It is harmless and relatively common especially for those with darker skins. Typical causes are sun exposure, hormone imbalances, trauma to the skin or hereditary. What can be done about this condition? Many people will try various lotions and potions but most will only temporarily disguise the appearance rather than reduce the pigmentation at all. But now, thanks to amazing advancements in the world of laser technology, you can have a course of treatments that will see a permanent improvement in your pigmentation scarring. 107
We understand that when your skin is affected by pigmentation scarring (especially on the face and hands) your confidence can take a bit of a hit. The caring team of skin experts at Juvea Aesthetics will be able to make an accurate assessment of the type of treatment you need to resolve your hyperpigmentation issue. Their empathetic approach to patients as well as their technical skill puts them as the best people to administer laser scar removal for hyperpigmentation. In most scarring cases, we use the ICON laser, one of the world’s most advanced devices which offers impressive results in a matter of months. It is virtually pain free and requires no recovery time. The equipment and the professionals at Juvea make them an award winning team with many happy clients recommending our services to their friends and family.
You can see from our before and after photographs of patients with hyperpigmentation just how successful the treatment can be. Skin is visibly improved but what the photos cannot show is what the patients tell us which is that the skin is smoother to the touch.
How successful is treatment? There is really nothing better on the market today for the treatment of hyperpigmentation than the highly scientific ICON laser. Many people will be tricked into buying creams, oils and abrasive products but hyperpigmentation is a type of scarring in the skin’s surface which means the marks are nearly always permanent.
The ICON laser’s advanced technology is quite special. Although it is a high-tech device the process activates the body’s own immune system to readdress the balance of skin cells – giving back your smoother even skin tone. More than this, the laser beams intelligently and accurately pass through the top layer of the skin and selectively absorb brown, black or blue pigment particles within the skin. The energy emitted by the laser when it is absorbed causes the melanosomes in the pigment cells to break into minuscule particles which are removed by the body’s immune system. The way that works is the pigmented spots become darker and will slowly come to the skin’s surface, shedding after 10-14 days.
The success of the treatment is unique to each person but we are confident that you will definitely see some improvement – even after the first session. But because everyone is different the levels of progress made with each laser session will be carefully monitored by your laser technician. At the first consultation you will get a good understanding of the type of treatment and how many sessions are likely to be required. 240
The number of sessions required will depend upon the size of areas or how many parts of the body you wish to treat. Generally 4-6 sessions are a guideline but it could be that you would need a few more to get the results you expect. Our advice is to book a full consultation (free of charge) and they will make a thorough assessment of your skin condition.
Your skin condition will not necessarily mean you have a more problematic issue to resolve. All Juvea technicians are experts in skin care and especially laser treatments so they will know exactly what your skin requires. As soon as you have had your first consultation you will be informed of the likely overall cost and you can make a decision from there. But as we are so competitively priced for reputable clinics in London and South East England area, we are think you will agree that the time and money you invest in your treatment will be one of the best things for your appearance.
No. It is true that pigmentation is more common in darker skins and needs slightly different approach to pale skinned patients. However, the advancement of the laser technology we use at Juvea means that we can adapt the equipment to treat most skin types and degrees of pigmentation. You should still have the results you expect when you talk to our technicians at Juvea.
No there is no pain (unless you are super-sensitive!) No laser treatments for this kind of condition offer general or local anaesthetic which proves it is not a painful procedure. Some people report a bit of discomfort like an elastic band snapping against the skin but it is a very short lived sensation.
A 5 Not immediately. While there is no actual recovery time, you need to be careful to keep it clean and avoid anything that will irritate the surface of the skin. Your clinician will advise when you can use make up, as part of the aftercare programme.
All technicians at Juvea Aesthetics are fully qualified in laser technology and will have been through the government mandated training called The Core of Knowledge for Laser treatments. Furthermore, our technicians go above and beyond for plenty of practical hands-on training.
Yes, one of the problems that causes hyperpigmentation is UVA and UVB light. You will need to use a strong sun protection product and one this is suitable to sensitive skin. Your consultant will advise you on the best products.
Yes, you will see permanent results but you may still get new patches if you are highly prone to hyperpigmentation. As part of the aftercare programme your Juvea clinician can advise you on a great skin care routine that will help you to avoid new areas of hyperpigmentation developing.
This really depends upon the treatment. Sometimes they are compatible especially if in totally different areas of the body. Talk to your consultant about this.
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