Unwanted freckles, age spots and sun spots are a thing of the past.
Spectrum Science and Beauty has a selection of equipment that can treat discolorations in the skin. New non-invasive aesthetic technology that utilises light at specific wavelengths to treat melanin deposits in the skin can treat a wide range of pigmentation on most skin types.
How does pigmentation removal work? An intense pulse of light is released via a handpiece which specifically targets the pigmented lesions. As the photons from the light hit the molecules of the chromophores [coloured targets] within the skin the light turns to heat, destroying the lesions, all while leaving the surrounding skin structure unaffected.
The most efficient scenario is on medium to dark hair on light skin, because of the high contrast the chromophores are easily targeted. The cost will depend on the number of treatments, which is determined by your skin type and the colour, and size of the area to be treated. The most likely program will comprise treatment over 5 session spaced 8-12 weeks apart.
The initial sensation is much like sunburn. Care must be taken after treatment to ensure infection and skin damage does not occur. Potential complications include burning, scarring, hypopigmentation [no colour in the skin] and incomplete tattoo removal. Ensure that you keep a copy of your signed consent form and also the post treatment care instructions so you can refer to them later.
Your practitioner will consult you before treatment taking a history of health and skin, and probably photograph the area. They will wear gloves and the area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to treatment and after treatment the area is covered in antiseptic cream and gauze. You and the therapist will wear eye protection and you may use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment starting.