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Pigmentation / Freckles / Age Spots

Pigmentation / Freckless / Age Spots

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Pigmentation / Freckles / Age Spots is available at these salons

Elegance Upper Mall: Overgate, Dundee

Unit 22 - 23, Upper Mall
Overgate Centre

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Pigmentation/Freckles/Age Spots Laser Treatment

Laser treatment for Pigmentation/Freckles/Age Spots is a safe and effective procedure. The laser light targets pigmentation, freckles, age spots, breaking up and lightening the area to create a more even skin tone, whilst leaving surrounding structures in the skin undamaged.

What are the benefits of this treatment?
 
lightens pigmentation
Evens out areas of discolouration
Promotes cell regeneration
Tightens skin

Why should I choose you for my treatment?
 
We utilise advanced Laser equipment to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment 
We offer the most competitive prices without compromising on quality
Highly trained laser technicians

Do I need a patch test?

Yes, you require a patch test 48 hours prior to your appointment to test the suitability for the treatments and a thorough consultation

Will any medications effect my treatment?

The use of medication may induce hyperpigmentation, hypo pigmentation, dermatitis or even blister formations and burns. A test maybe carried out to test the outcome if you are on the following medications:

acne medications
anti-cancer drugs
anti-arthritics
antidepressants
antineoplastic medications
antihistamines
anti-inflammatory
antibiotics
antipsychotics
hypoglycaemia medications
cardiac medications 
chelating agents diuretics
hormonal
herbal medicines

Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
Pre-care 
Avoid alcohol or smoking the night before and on the day of the treatment.
Drink at least 1 litre of water the day before and the day of treatment - this helps your body to regulate its temperature.
Arrive early prior so that you are relaxed.
Do not exercise before the treatment.
Avoid applying any products on areas of treatment, keep it dry and clean prior to treatment.
Do not expose the skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or apply any self-tanning products for 8 weeks prior to treatment.
 
How old must I be to have this done?
From age of 18+ you can receive this service

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment times varies from 20-30 minutes.

How quickly will I recover?
You may experience some redness or heat in the area that has been treated immediately after laser treatment, this usually only lasts for a couple of hours. You can resume your daily activities, no time off is required.

Is laser treatment safe?
Yes, the laser energy is non-invasive with no downtime and is only absorbed by the required area, leaving the surrounding area unaffected and undamaged.

Does it hurt?

Most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

How many sessions will I need?

For the best results we recommend a course of 6-8 treatments with a gap of between 3 and 4 weeks between each appointment for recovery time for deep purple birthmarks or pigmentation you may require more sessions. Your practitioner will advise you at your consultation the best course for you to achieve optimum results.

Can I have laser treatment done with a suntan?

We are able to treat both most skin types and suntanned skin (natural tan after two weeks exposure) at any time of the year.

I have the following conditions is this suitable for me?
Pregnancy and breast feeding
History of diabetes or immune suppression
History of skin cancer or keloid scarring
Recent or planned sun exposure/tanning within two weeks
Concurrent use of photosensitising drugs
No, we recommend you wait until after your pregnancy to start your laser treatment plan. If you have other conditions above, this treatment will not be suitable for you.

What can I expect after the treatment?
 
For pigmentation, immediately after treatment, the treated area becomes darker, crusts lightly and peels off over 1 to 2 weeks, leaving a pinkish area of new skin lasting several more weeks to a few months. In some cases, Significant fading can continue for up to 6 months after the treatment.

What should I be doing after my treatment?
Aftercare
Avoid exercising for at least 48 hours.
Avoid hot baths and hot showers for 48 hours.
Avoid anything that involves chlorine (e.g. swimming) for 48 hours.
Avoid make-up on the treated area for at least 48 hours.
Avoid the application of perfumed products or bleaching creams for 48 hours.
Itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser. Use Vitamin E ointment
Wear a sun block of SPF 25 or higher over the area for 3 months following treatment. Avoid exposing skin to UV light (sunlight or sunbeds) or self-tan for at least 2 weeks after treatment. This is to minimise darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation).
Avoid heat treatments such as spas, steam rooms and saunas for 7 days.

Get in touch with the team at your local Elegance Beauty salon for more information or book your consultation appointment online today!