All of us need to be careful with exposure to the Sun, particularly during the the times of year when damaging UV exposure is more likely to damages our skin. Frequent sunburn or suntans can also as well as skin infections and skin cancer. Dyschromia can also arise from healed injuries to the skin (scar tissue), as well as from some skin infections. Discolouration can remain in the form of permanent hyper-pigmentation.
Radiation therapy may also cause dyschromia. Skin pigmentation problems such as Dyschromia can affect our social activities and can cause considerable distress for those who are affected by it. Some pigment changes can indicate a risk for other disorders and also mask other skin problems making them ore difficult to detect and diagnose.
While some ointments can be effective in treating Dyschromia and other topical applications (make—up) can disguise the blemishes.
Laser therapy treatment for Dyschromia
At City Laser Clinic we understand the distress and embarrassment that skin pigmentation problems such as Dyschromia can cause. City Laser Clinic therapists have established that the MedLite Q-Switch is an effective resource for treatment of skin blemishes such as Dyschromia, because of the functional ability to select and deliver the laser wavelength best suited to the depth of the discolouration.
Q-Switch laser delivers stronger pulses of light to the Dermal (deep) layer of the affected skin, causing the collagen to regenerate and repair. This process of laser stimulated photo-rejuvenation, usually leaves the outer layer of skin (epidermis) unaffected and with minimal visible evidence of the treatment. Q-Switch laser therapy reduces the appearance of discoloured patches, as well as a range of other pigmented skin lesions.
A course of several sessions, each a few weeks apart, is typically recommended for best results. As with all Laser therapy treatments, the frequency and number of treatments will depend on your skin type, the area affected and the size of that area. Contact us to arrange a free consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs.
The City Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided. A Medical clearance is essential before City Laser Clinic can commence treatment of dermal (deep skin) pigmentations Dyschromia.
Are there any Precautions to take during treatment?
As with all laser treatment, you must avoid exposure to direct sunlight before treatment, during treatment and for some weeks following treatment. At City Laser Clinic, our experienced qualified therapists will advise you based on your skin type and the nature of the treatments that you are receiving.