Laser (non-ablative) Treatment for Pigmentation
Laser treatment for pigmentation is comfortable, effective with minimal to zero recovery time. The actual laser therapy takes 10 minutes to complete.
Pigmentation such as melasma, solar lentigine, freckles, dark eye circles.
Brightening dull complexion & uneven skin tone.
Collagen production stimulation and rejuvenation
Open pores and fine lines
Acne & black heads
30 minutes of numb cream on treatment area
Laser treatment of 10 minutes by Dr. Kent
Optional post-laser medical facial: cooling and direct delivery of vitamins, growth factors, peptides, anti-oxidants, moisture, whitening active ingredients into skin cells to boost laser effect & strengthen overall skin wellness (15 minutes)
Choice of hydrating, whitening, desensitizing, re-energizing and purifying mask for 15 minutes
None. For some individual, skin may turn mildly pinkish for a few minutes to hours.
Once every 3-4 weeks. Once desired effect achieved, interval can be increased to 2 – 3 months.
This laser does not make your skin thinner; in fact, it makes your skin healthier and cleaner over time. It does not make your skin more sensitive. This laser is different from IPL (intense pulse light) which is a broad spectrum light therapy. IPL is not a laser and it can only reach the superficial epidermis of the skin. Hence, it is not the treatment of choice for deep (dermal) pigmentation such as melasma on Asian skin.
CONTRAINDICATIONS to treatment: history of melanoma, suspicious lesions, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, pregnancy. Do not tan or use self tanner in areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior. Avoid any irritant chemical for the week prior.
Mild redness may appear on the first day. A small number of individuals may develop urticaria with mild itchiness and few tiny red bumps after the treatment or on the next day. Notify Dr. Kent if this happens as it can be resolved within 24 hours with oral anti-histamine tablet. Urticaria can also be prevented by taking a tablet of anti-histamine just before the laser therapy. Keep area moist and clean and always apply daily sunscreen of minimum SPF50. We recommend Kent's range of skincare: Nourishing Cleanser, Soothing Essence, Brightening Night Lotion, Whitening Cream, Anti-oxidant Rejuvenation Cream, 15% Vitamin C Essence, Rejuvenating Eye Serum/Cream, Sunscreen SPF50 with Matifying or Glowing Finish, Brightening Face Mask and/or Hydrating Face Mask. Gently cleanse the area twice daily with gentle cleanser. Avoid irritants (glycolics acid, salicyclic acid, retinoids, hydroquinone) until redness fully resolves. Apply sunscreen daily or better yet twice daily. Second application is between 11am to 3pm after dab-drying sweat or sebum on face. Avoid sauna/steam bath or prolonged sun-exposure (continuous 1 hour or more) on the same day. Make-up may be used as long as skin is not broken or irritated.
Notify Dr. Kent if you have any questions, concerns, problems. DR KENT CLINIC contact: 0380523082, 0374978788 , 0123954223, 0122211841.
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