Pigmentation Removal

What is pigmentation?

Irregularities in the skin’s pigmentation are a result of a decreased or abnormal production and deposition of melanin (pigment) by the melanocytes.

Melanocytes are pigment-producing cells that determine the colour of our skin. Production of melanin is dependent on a number of variables such as hormones, drugs, trauma and UV or sun exposure. It is a natural protective mechanism of the skin when exposed to these elements and factors.

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Q-Switch Laser Treatment

Almost everyone has a pigmented lesion of some type. These areas of the skin contain especially high concentrations of melanin and are typically due to an excess of pigment which is commonly caused by sun exposure, ageing, hormones or you may be born with the condition.

The Fotona QX Max is the safest and most powerful Q-Switch laser system in the world and uses multiple wavelengths to treat a wide range of Epidermal, Dermal and mixed Dermal-Epidermal Pigmented Lesions.

What kind of pigmentation will it treat?

The Q-Switch laser can be used to treat the following types of pigmentation:

Epidermal lesions - Age spots, sun spots, freckles and cafe-au-lait macules (pigmented birthmarks)

Dermal-Epidermal lesions - Cafe-au-lait macules (pigmented birthmarks) and melanocytic nevi (only if treatment is suitable)

Dermal lesions - Nevus of Ota (hyperpigmentation around the eye region) and nevus of Ito (hyperpigmentation on the body)

Girl having a Pigmentation Removal Treatment at Cosmetic Medical Clinic - CMC - Sydney
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How are pigmented lesions removed?

The Fotona Q-Switch Laser uses specific wavelengths of light which are absorbed by the abnormal pigment in the skin at a very fast rate. This rapid absorption of light energy causes the reduction in abnormal pigment cell. Depending on the type of pigmentation, it will slowly fade or slough off the surface of the skin, leaving the treated skin looking uniform in color and texture.

Does it hurt?

The treatment feels like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. We provide prescription topical compound anaesthetic and cold air to mitigate any discomfort.

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