What is Dyschromia?
We all need to be careful with sun exposure, especially when UV exposure is more likely to damage our skin. This damage often results in a sunburn or suntan, which admittedly, most of us strive for in Summer. However this constant, long exposure to the sun’s rays causes detrimental damage to our skin. After constant sun exposure, our skin can develop pigmented spots (freckles/moles), skin cancers, and a condition called Dyschromia. Dyschromia refers to an uneven skin discolouration resulting in pigment change (loss or increase) caused by an external factor. In addition to sun exposure, it can also arise from skin infections, healed skin injuries (scar tissue), and radiation therapy.
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.
Treatment for Dyschromia
In a similar way to Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation, dyschromia can fade on its own over time. There are also some creams that can be beneficial to use on it, or can otherwise be hidden with makeup. However if you wish to get rid of your dyschromia in a faster & more effective manner, we can help.
We have discovered that our MedLite Q-Switch laser is effective in treating skin blemishes such as Dyschromia. It is because of the functionality the Medlite provides to choose and deliver the wavelength best suited to the depth of the discolouration. The Q-Switch laser delivers strong pulses of light to the dermal (deep) layer of the affected skin. This causes the collagen to regenerate and repair. It will also leave the surface of the skin unaffected, allowing you to return to work straight treatment.
How Many Treatments?
A course of 8-10 treatments with fortnightly intervals is typically recommended for best results. As with all laser treatments, the frequency & number of treatments depends on your skin type and the affected area.
Please note that a medical clearance is essential before we can commence treatment Dyschromia.
Are There Any Precautions to Take During Treatment?
As with all laser treatments, you must avoid exposure to direct sunlight before, during, and after your treatment. Our experienced therapists will advise you based on your skin type and the nature of the treatments that you are receiving.