PIGMENTATION

Whether you have post-blemish acne scarring from a stubborn breakout, freckles that expanded into larger sun spots from excess exposure, or discoloration caused by a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, the discoloration usually all falls under the umbrella of hyperpigmentation. 

What is pigmentation?

This is because acne, sunlight and skin rashes have the potential to stimulate melanocytes, the pigment-making cells in the skin, to make a surplus of pigment.  The surplus of pigmentation translates to freckles, unwanted brown spots, age spots and uneven skin tone.  The best way to avoid pigmentation is to religiously apply sunscreen daily and reapply when spending a full day outside. At Face & Body Boutique we will determine the best treatment to tackle your hyperpigmentation.  We offer various treatments like VPL, peelings, microneedling, and cryotherapy.

The treatment

  • How it works?
  • What to expect?
  • Who is a good candidate?
  • Is there any aftercare required?
  • Is it safe?
  • What are the costs?

How does it work?

Lasers treat a target in the skin called a chromophore.  Chromophores come in two types: melanin (the pigment in sun damage, age spots, and hair follicles) and oxyhemoglobin (the redness in blood vessels or rosacea). The specific wavelengths in laser treatments serve to destroy these chromophores. VPL Ultra Plus Energist allows for treatment of various issues by emitting the right wavelength for each type of treatment.

What to expect?

The VPL targets unwanted pigmentation in the skin and causes it to come up to the surface. This allows for a more even and radiant skin tone and elimination of unsightly brown spots, lentigines dyschromia, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

Who is a good candidate?

Is there any aftercare required?

Downtime is minimal, but immediately after the treatment you will notice the spots look darker, and will begin to flake off over the next 3-10 days.  You may experience swelling and diffuse redness that typically disappear within 2-4 days.

Is it safe?

As with all laser -or light treatments, there is a risk that the treated skin becomes darker or lighter. Most of the times this is not permanent and disappears after a while. If the skin is tanned, the chances of this happening are somewhat larger. We recommend you not to tan or sun bath two weeks before the treatment and four weeks after the treatment. In addition, it is advisable to use a good sunscreen during this period.

What are the costs?

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