Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition for most Australians. And this isn’t surprising, given the high exposure to harsh sunlight, and a preference for the outdoorsy life, both of which contribute to dark patches on the skin. These patches could take the form of dark splotches, tanning, freckles, sun spots, age spots and even melasma, appearing on the face, neck, décolletage and the hands. While sun exposure definitely plays a big role, there are other factors as well that can cause specific types of pigmentation like peri orbital or peri oral pigmentation and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy or other medical conditions or drugs.
While freckles can be cute, there are many who feel otherwise. If you are among those who are bothered by dark patches and discoloured spots on the skin, you can breathe easy, as there are many ways for pigmentation removal now available in Melbourne today. You can choose from a variety of excellent over-the-counter or prescription products to counter pigmentation troubles. Products with retinol, Vitamin C, glycerine, hyaluronic acid, kojic acid and licorice can help to reduce the degree of hyperpigmentation. But even if these do not work, then you can always explore cosmetic options for effective pigmentation removal.
Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is a highly regarded specialist cosmetic clinic when it comes to treating pigmentation in Melbourne, and we also offer a free, no-obligation consultation for those who are looking to improve the appearance of their skin. We have a variety of non-invasive treatments that you could consider if you are looking for getting back spotless and bright skin. Each of our treatments works on different principles but the one common thing between them is that they will all help in restoring your skin’s original youthfulness and beauty. The eventual choice of treatment will depend upon your skin condition, and the results that you are looking for.
Laser Pigmentation Removal
This is one of our most popular treatments when it comes to pigmentation removal. This versatile treatment is also often used in the treatment of other skin conditions like sun damage, enlarged pores and rosacea. This treatment entails targeting short, controlled pulses of laser on the pigmented skin. This helps in breaking down melanin – the pigment responsible for hyperpigmentation into smaller particles, which are then naturally eliminated by the body over time. Apart from the beautifully even skin tone achieved, what makes this a preferred treatment among our clients is the fact that this is virtually painless, super quick and can also treat against fine lines.
Chemical peels are an excellent option for treating skin pigmentation, and entail the use of mild chemicals or acids. They work on the principle of exfoliation of the damaged upper layers of the skin, and bring about cellular regeneration at the deeper levels. What this does is give you fresh, smooth and even toned skin that you will feel good about showing off. Some peels are also available as OTC products, but it is always recommended to use a peel that is custom made for your skin type and condition, to avoid any adverse effects. Chemical peels can be used as a standalone treatment, and can also compliment other types of treatments in certain cases.
Microdermabrasion, the modern cosmetic option for facial resurfacing, also works on the principle of exfoliation. But unlike chemical peels, this treatment entails the use of a crystal encrusted wand, which gently exfoliates the superficial layer of the skin and stimulates production of collagen and elastin, revealing smoother, fresher skin underneath. This non-invasive treatment is low on the pain threshold, and can be used to restore the skin’s natural glow and improve the overall tonality of the skin. It can be safely used as an independent treatment, and can also be used in conjunction with other methods like chemical peels and laser photo rejuvenation.
We also offer the revolutionary DMK Enzyme Therapy, which uses living enzymes to provide a healthy environment for skin cells to thrive. This modality is suitable for all types of skin and works at multiple levels – exfoliation, cellular regeneration, protection and maintenance to get skin back to its optimum state. This is a completely natural system, which is effective in treating both passive and inflammatory pigmentation, and helps the skin to maintain its structural integrity and exhibit a healthy, natural glow.
Apart from pigmentation removal, this therapy is also used for correcting acne, wrinkles and fine lines, dull skin and more.