How to treat pigmentation and sun damage

Pigmentation treatment at UberSkin Laser Clinic
Freckles

Pigmentation can be caused by several factors including the sun, hormones and medication. Pigmentation will therefore respond differently to different kinds of treatment.

The most common types of pigmentation we see, would be sun spots, also known as age spots and melasma.

So how can we treat the pigmentation?

We can use a combination of chemical peels, prescription products and lasers.

We use our PicoSure laser with its Focus Lens to treat pigmentation, including melasma. There is more pressure than heat as heat can cause melasma to become worse.

The burst of energy of the Focus Lens, breaks down pigment while simultaneously revitalising the skin, by stimulating collagen, elastin and mucin.

Sun damage and pigmentation treated at UberSkin laser Clinic

This is a lovely example of how we used our PicoSure laser to break down our patients’s pigment, while stimulating the skin to repair and regenerate. As you can see our patient’s skin tone and texture improved after 3 sessions of treatment.

Your first and most important step in preventing pigmentation due to sun damage, is to use a daily moisturiser with a built in SPF. A good mineral sunscreen will do the trick.

Pigmentation Treatment with PicoSure
PicoSure Pigmentation Treatment

This is another lovely treatment result achieved with a PicoSure laser. Our colleagues at The Richmond Skin and Laser Centre in Australia, kindly gave us their patient’s picture to share with you.

As you can see our PicoSure laser is ideal for all skin types and is safe and gentle enought to use, irrespective of age.

If you would like to see how our clinicians can help you, please feel free to contact us: hello@ uberskin.co.uk

Patch Test – What is it and why do we do it?

Why do I need a patch test?

Patch test for PicosureThis question surfaces a lot.

First – What is a patch test?

A patch test is done, prior to your treatment, by using 2-3 different settings and testing small areas of skin.

The reasons people give, to avoid having a patch test, range from “I’ve had patch a test and PicoSure before” to “you must be trying to see if your treatments work”.

Lets start with the latter….. The PicoSure, like any other laser has a specific range of treatments that it can perform. When patients enquire about the treatments we offer, we advise them whether we can help them or not – before booking any appointments. We only do a  patch test for the treatments we offer.

When you are seen for the first time, we will do a consultation which includes a complete medical history.

Patch test for PicoSure treatment

By doing a full medical history we can determine whether:
– You are suitable for the treatment
– Your treatment has to be delayed
– You actually need to be referred

Now for the former…. You’ve had a patch test and PicoSure before…..

Yes many people don’t understand, but here’s

Why we do your patch test.
1. Best practice
UberSkin is a registered clinic and our treatments are carried out under strict medical protocol, which includes having a patch test prior to your first treatment.
2. Best setting
This simply means, we need to choose the correct settings on the PicoSure which will give you the best results for your treatment. In order to find out what this setting is, we do a patch test.
3. Best result
We then wait to see how these spot tests develop and respond over a period of time. This can be anything from 24 hours to several days depending on your skin type.

Doing a patch test, is a simple way of understanding whether a setting is right or too high or too low. If the setting is too low, then your treatment will not be effective. If it is too high, then you could have an adverse reaction.

Ultimately your safety is paramount. We want you to feel confident having the treatment. So doing a patch test is the simplest way of finding out the best setting to achieve the best results with your chosen treatment.

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