SPECTRA LASER TONING IS AN EFFECTIVE, PAINLESS TREATMENT FOR DIFFICULT SKIN PIGMENTATION
Laser toning is a unique treatment for Melasma and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as it uses the laser energy to reduce visible pigmentation by breaking down melanin molecules naturally, allowing your immune system to remove them. At the same time, it has additional benefits in terms of improved skin tone and texture with minimal risk of adverse effects and virtually no downtime.
At LUSH Skin & Laser Clinic Laser toning is used to treat a range of skin pigmentation issues including melasma, PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation), hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and freckles.
In the past, conventional laser toning has been used with reasonable success but only for lighter skin types I through to III, unfortunately it was inappropriate for skin type IV or higher (most Asian and darker skin individuals). The new Lutronic XT Spectra Laser uses the Q-switch mode with their ultrashort pulse and reliable top-hat beam profile which enables safe and efficacious treatment of dermal and epidermal Melasma in patients of all skin types.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin problem that is also known as ‘chloasma’ or mask of pregnancy. It causes brown patches on the face; most commonly appearing on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun. Hormone changes along with sun exposure are the most common triggers for melasma. Although melasma may affect both men and women, the majority of those affected are women. Individuals of Latin, Asian or darker skin types are more likely to get melasma.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Results will come gradually and treatments will be spaced out between 1 to 2 weeks each time for 8 to 10 treatments in total. There is no downtime so you are able to return to your normal activities after applying a quality sunscreen. The treatment is relatively painless, and the skin will feel warm to touch immediately post treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
There is little or no discomfort associated with Laser Toning.
Is there downtime?
There may be mild facial flushing which subsides within an hour or so.
What aftercare is involved?
We ask that you use a daily sunblock. This is essential to the management of Melasma. Otherwise you can immediately apply makeup if needed and go ahead with your daily activities.