There are different types of pigmentation on our skin, including freckles, melasma, sunspots, keratosis and others. Knowing which type of pigmentation you have is important in getting the right treatment for it. Usually, your doctor will be able to determine the type of pigmentation you have, and provide treatments like laser treatments to remove the pigmentations from your skin.
Age spots, or also known as liver spots, are small dark areas on your skin, common in adults older than the age of 50. After consulting with the doctor and identifying the type of age spots, laser treatments can be used to get rid of these age spots, giving you clear, spot-free skin. Age spots are usually treated via laser treatments, using laser beams emitted into the layers of the skin to remove the pigmentation.
Sometimes we need to refresh and rejuvenate our skin that is constantly exposed to harmful conditions like ultraviolet radiations and pollution, causing a loss of moisture and elasticity for your skin. A laser skin resurfacing treatment can help you get rid of the blemishes on your skin, depending on your decision made with the doctor on what to treat, resulting in healthy, glowing skin.
Melasma is a common pigmentation problem for women in their 30s onwards. In addition, statistics show that melasma occurs in 90% of women, with around 25% of them having melasma after their pregnancies. Melasma comes in the form of flakes or patches, and usually occur on both sides of the cheeks. Melasma forms as mainly 3 patterns on our face: Centrofacial type: appears on forehead, nose, cheeks, upper lips, chin Malar type: appears only on the cheeks Mandibular type: appears only on the jawbone Laser treatment is usually used to treat melasma as it can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to remove the pigmentation. You can discuss with the doctor in detail as to which type of laser treatment is the most suitable for your condition.
Hyperpigmentation is the condition where patches of your skin becomes darker in colour abnormally. This is caused by the excess of melanin formed in a particular area on your skin. Melanin is the brown or dark coloured pigment. Hyperpigmentation can appear on your face, neck, chin, legs, hands, arms and on your back. Hyperpigmentation is usually treated using laser and can be done in a few quick sessions. Discuss with your doctor to see what treatment suits you best.
Do you have an uneven skin tone? Sometimes, our skin can have patches or parts with different colour tones due to exposure to harmful UV rays, smoking, stress or hormonal changes. Uneven skin tone can usually be treated using laser treatments or phototherapy. You can discuss with your doctor to see which treatment suits your condition best.