the ageing face - pigmentation disorder - lasers

Skin pigmentation disorders are conditions that cause the skin to appear lighter (Vitiligo) or darker (Melasma) than normal, or even blotchy and discoloured (Age Spots). These conditions occur because the body produces too much or too little melanin, a pigment that creates hair, skin, and eye colour. Melanin protects the body by absorbing ultraviolet light. In some cases there are tangible causes, such as sun exposure, drug reactions or genetic inheritance. In other cases, it is not as clear.

Laser Treatment is a non-invasive procedure used to treat skin damage without disturbing the surface. The treatment involves passing light energy through the skin. This light stimulates collagen production and colagulates visible blood vessels in the damaged layer underneath by transmitting heat. Sun damage can cause pigmentation of the skin, which can be effevtively treated using laser therapy.

  Collagen stimulation
Hair Removal
Shaving Bumps
Red/Blue facial or leg veins
Blue/Purple port wines
Venous Lake

  Pigmented Lesions
Birth Marks
Shallow Scars

Superpulse Radio Frequency
  Works by transmitting heat which shrinks loose collagen thus tightening the skin.
Encourages collagen production resulting in tighter, more toned skin.
Tightens skin without cutting.


The Treatment
On your first visit you will have a private consultation with your personal Beacon Face & Dermatology Doctor, using 'Visia' UV photography to assess levels of sun damage, pigmentation and premature ageing. The treatment will usually take place at the same appointment. All our treatments take place in a calm and relaxing environment. When the treatment begins you will be given dark, protective goggles to wear .The hand piece is gently applied to the skin and light pulses are transmitted. You will experience a slight stinging sensation but our unique cooling system* is specifically designed to minimise discomfort.

After Care
After the treatment you may experience some flushing to the treated area. This usually lasts a few hours but can last up to two days. Patients are advised to protect their skin and the newly formed layers from the sun by wearing sun block SPF 30+ for several months.

*At Beacon Face & Dermatology we have a unique cooling system attached to each of our lasers. This minimises the usual discomfort of ‘stinging’ associated with laser treatments by passing cool air around the treated area before, during and after the treatment.


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