WHAT CAUSES FRECKLE’S ON YOUR SKIN?
Freckles are small brown spots on your skin that appear mainly due to sun exposure. They are caused by an overproduction of *melanin*, which is the pigment that gives color to your hair, skin and eyes. Freckles are more common in people with light skin and hair, but anyone can have them. Freckles are usually harmless, but you should protect your skin from the sun and check for any changes in your freckles.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fotona laser is a high-powered laser system that uses short pulses of light to target the pigment in the freckles and break it down. The treatment is fast, precise and effective, but it may cause some temporary redness, swelling or scabbing on the treated area. Fotona laser can also treat other skin conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles and tattoo removal.
Nordlys Candela IPL is a light-based therapy that uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths to treat various skin issues, including freckles, rosacea, sun damage and hair removal. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the freckles and converted into heat, which destroys the pigment cells. The treatment is gentle, safe and comfortable, but it may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Nordlys Candela IPL can also improve the skin texture, pore size and overall rejuvenation.
Both Fotona laser and Nordlys Candela IPL are effective ways to remove freckles, but they have different advantages and disadvantages.
The best option depends on the individual’s skin type, condition and preference. A consultation with a qualified aesthetician or dermatologist is recommended before undergoing any laser treatment.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
You will also wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light.
– During the treatment, the laser operator will use a handpiece to deliver pulses of light to the target area. You may feel some heat, tingling or snapping sensations, but they are usually tolerable.
– The fotona laser or ipl laser treatment uses two methods to break up the pigment in your freckles: selective photothermolysis and photoacoustic effect. This means that the laser light selectively heats and shatters the pigment without damaging the surrounding skin tissue
AFTER THE TREATMENT
– You may experience some redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treated area for a few hours or days after the treatment. This is normal and will subside gradually.
– You may notice that your freckles become darker or more visible for a few days or weeks after the treatment. This is because the laser breaks up the pigment into particles that can be absorbed by the body. Do not pick or scratch at them, as this may cause scarring or infection.
– You may need to apply a moisturizer, sunscreen, or a soothing cream to the treated area as instructed by your therapist. Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, hot showers, saunas, or swimming pools for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS
The number of sessions required for optimum results with a fotona laser or ipl laser with a freckle removal treatment depends on several factors, such as the size, depth and location of the freckles, the skin type and condition, and the individual response to the treatment. Generally, most people need between 3 to 6 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, to achieve significant improvement in their freckle appearance.
Laser Dermal & Epidermal Pigmentation
Available at all Franchises
|Face||R 1 700|
|Half Face||R 1 050|
|Face and Neck||R 2 300|
|Face, Neck and Chest||R 3 500|
|Chest||R 1 200|
|Full Legs||R 3 450|
|Half Legs & Knee||R 2 185|
|Full Arms||R 1 955|
|Upper Lip||R 350|
|Lip & Chin||R 750|
|Full Back||R 4 350|
|Half Back||R 3 300|
|Upper Back||R 2 300|
|Shoulders (Each)||R 880|
IPL Epidermal Pigmentation
Available at Centurion, Nelspruit & V&A Waterfront Franchises
|Face||R 1 100||R 1 200|
|Face & Neck||R 1 500||R 1 555|
|Face, Neck & Chest||R 2 000||R 2 070|
|Neck||R 500||R 650|
|Chest||R 850||R 1 800|
|Neck & Chest||R 1 300||R 2 300|
|Upper Back||R 1 500||R 1 500|
|Full Back||R 2 700||R 3 150|
|Hands||R 580||R 635|
|Full Arms||R 3 200||R 3 700|
|Half Arms||R 1 100||R 2 400|
Before and Afters
What is Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions?
Lasers are a simple, fast, effective and safe tool for removing a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, age spots, birthmarks, moles, certain vascular lesions, ephelides, melasma, seborrheic and actinic keratoses
How does it work?
Laser removal of pigmented lesions works by destroying the pigment in the skin without the need for excision.
This process in completed in 3 simple steps:
Step 1 – LIGHT ABSORPTION:
The laser produces short nanosecond pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the melanin pigment in the lesion.
Step 2 – PIGMENT BREAK-UP:
The laser light is transformed into photoacoustic waves which mechanically break up the melanin pigment into smaller particles.
Step 3 – PIGMENT REMOVAL:
These particles are then removed by the body’s own immune system, as the skin’s macro-phages clear the excess pigment from the area.
Why is wavelength important?
The laser wavelength is what determines which chromophore will be predominantly targeted by the laser to be selectively removed. Clinical studies show that superficial lesions can be treated most effectively with the KTP 532 nm wavelength, while the Nd:YAG 1064 nm wavelength can be used to target deeper-lying chromophores. Additionally, Q-switched light, available with Fotona’s QX MAX laser system, is especially effective due to its high peak powers and selective nature, enabling it to break apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin.
Why is the QX MAX perfect for Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions?
It is widely recognized in the medical community that Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tool for effectively removing benign pigmented lesions. Combining 4 laser modalities in an advanced, high-powered solution, Fotona’s QX MAX laser system effectively removes all common pigmented lesions. Fotona’s innovative R-HX handpiece produces a completely flat laser beam profile that is hexagonal in shape to allow for more precise and uniform coverage. Homogeneity of the laser beam profile is important in pigment removal treatments and skin whitening.
It ensures safety during treatment since laser energy is evenly distributed across the treated area. The system’s OPTOflex articulated arm increases precision and safety. OPTOflex generates absolute uniform beam profiles. Its ergonomic design allows easy and natural hand movement during procedures.
Advantages for You and Your patients
Laser treatment of pigmented lesions is quick, sutureless, has a rapid healing time and produces excellent results. It is suitable for all ethnic skin types. For example, Asian skin is highly sensitive to heat and often hyper-pigmentation can result from using the wrong laser sources or as a result of poor administration of the laser treatment.
The Nd:YAG or KTP Nd:YAG laser sources, on the other hand, have been generating desirable treatment results to all ethnic skin types.
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