Laser Treatment for Pigmentation and Sun Damaged Skin

Are you one of the many Australians troubled by pigmentation or sun damaged skin on your face or body? 

It is very common that people of different ages have different pigmentation lesions on their skin. Some of these may be present at birth, while others may appear gradually over time as we progress through our lives and be exposed to various elements that can attribute to the formation of pigmentation e.g. sun damage, normal aging process etc.

While most of these pigmentation on the skin are not harmful and do not cause health concerns, they can however have an underisable visual effect on those with the pigmentation.

Depending the position and severity of the pigmentation, it may sometimes have an negative affect on people’s facial and body image, thus having an impact on their work or social life, and in the more sever cases these could even affect people’s self confidence and their aspect to life in general.

Note: Some of the pigmentation lesions caused by sun damage could be of some health concern, if in doubt, always consult your doctor and consider having a skin (cancer) checkup! If you need assistance with the skin check up, both Dr Mira and Dr Bin are qualified and experienced physicians in this area, and will be more than happy to look after you. 

Common pigmentation and sun damaged skin suitable for laser treatments 

  • Pigmented lesions
  • Freckles
  • Lentigines
  • Age spots
  • Melasma

Thanks to the advancement in laser technology, many pigmentation issues on the skin can now be easily treated using the laser treatments that often produce fantastic results in a very short time.

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Star Beauty Solutions for Pigmentation and Skin Concerns

As you may appreciate, the treatment for pigmentation and damage to the skin can sometime be less than stright forward. It is not a one size fits all approach, sometimes more than one techniques or approaches may be required, while other times, more than one visits may be required to acheive the desired outcome. 

We at Star Beauty are keen to discuss with you all your pigmentation and skin issues, work with you to help resolve your skin concerns, and be with you on the journey to bring back the youngrer, healthier look! Our recipe for success are:  

  • Star Beauty’s experience and expertise in dealing with pigmented lesions and skin damaged skin (both Dr Mira and Dr Bin have Australian qualifications and years of experience in dealing with sun damaged skin e.g. skin cancer consultation, identification, and removal) 
  • Our close relationship with Cutera, one of the best and most reputable device manufacturers in the cosmetic industry
  • This meant we are able to not only identify and understand your skin issues, but more importantly we are able to correctly advise and assist you with choosing and applying the best treatment options to resolve your skin issues
  • Post procedure, we will continue looking after you by setting up consultation session(s) to follow up and make sure your recovery is on track
  • We will also discuss during the post procedure session(s) whether your desirable results have been achieved, and work on any further action plan if required

excel® V and Pico Genesis with enlighten® from Cutera

Star Beauty Cosmetic is proud to offer excel V® and PICO Genesis with enlighten® from Cutera, a revolutionary non-surgical laser treatment for pigmentation and sun damaged skin. The treatment is fast, comfortable and with minimal down time. 

Cutera has optimised their technology to provide a safe and effective solution for each concern. Whether your doctor at Star Beauty chooses excel V® or enlighten® to address your pigmentary concerns, Cutera’s technology provides safe, predictable outcomes. Even the most challenging skin types and pigmentary concerns can be address with Cutera’s signature PICO Genesis procedure with the enlighten platform. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is PICO Genesis?

PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots – gently, predictably and quickly. PICO Genesis treatments will make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and more even in a series of two to three treatments.

How does PICO Genesis treatment work?

Everyone’s skin contains a substance called melanin. It’swhat gives our skin its color. When melanin occurs in high concentrations, it can result in brown spots and uneven skin tone. PICO Genesis uses laser light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance + clearance + radiance to your skin.

How many treatment sessions are required?

A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your PICO Genesis provider will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.

What areas can be treated?

PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation.

What can I expect during an PICO Genesis treatment and what does it feel like?

Prior to treatment, our consultant will clean the area. You will feel the tip of the laser device touch your skin. As the laser energy is applied, you’ll feel a sensation that patients often compare to an electric rain sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do, your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection. Your PICO Genesis provider may recommend additional follow-up care.

PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation.

What are the possible side effects?

Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.

Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?

Although you may experience mild redness and swelling for a few hours following the treatment, you can expect to return to your regular activities immediately following the treatment.

Can you show me some sample photos before and after the procedure?

Sure, below are some of the before and after photos provided by Cutera. During consutation, our consultants will be more than happy to show you the before and after photos taken by us in our own clinic. 

Your consultant at Star Beauty Cosmetic can provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!

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