Pastelle Pigment Laser – The ultimate in skin laser treatment
When exposed to the sun, the skin is stimulated to produce melanin which helps to protect itself against the sun damaging UV rays. Pigmentation occurs when the skin produces too much melanin which is concentrated in certain area and can form dark visible patches. Pigmentation can be triggered by UV rays, hormones, trauma to the skin and sometimes unknown sources. Pigmentation can be classified as epidermal, dermal or a combination of both.
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What are the types of Pigmentation?
Mixed Dermal Epidermal Pigmentation (Melasma or PIH)
Melasma or PIH
A more commonly seen form of hyperpigmentation in women is Melasma. It is thought to be triggered by UV exposure, as well as hormonal influences, especially in those with darker skin tones.
Treatment depends on the severity of your melasma. To help maintain results, multiple treatments might be needed.
Brown diffused patches that are commonly found on cheekbone and eye areas. Melasma are usually brought on by hormonal changes or sun exposure while PIH is brought on by trauma to the skin from strong lasers or peels whereby the skin responds by increasing melanin production in large patchy areas. Melasma is very sensitive to external factors such as UV rays or laser light therefore protection is mandatory while laser or peel treatments must not trigger more damage to the skin.
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Pastelle laser treat epidermal pigmentation by darkening brown spots which will sloughs off in a few weeks.
Dermal pigmentation is deeper in the skin and require a longer laser wavelength to target and break up the pigment without damaging skin cell and skin surface which can lead to more hyperpigmentation. It is a specific way the laser is treating the pigmentation without causing adverse effects such as hyper or hypo pigmentation.
Mixed pigmentation such as Melasma/PIH takes more time and sessions to treat as the treatment cannot trigger more trauma to the skin which can worsen the problem. Pastelle PTP mode deliver sufficient energy to break up pigment cells, without triggering more pigmentation, which then can be removed by the body.
Questions about Pastelle Pigment?
If you are considering Pastelle Pigment in San Diego, Beauty & Body provides the latest in aesthetic procedures by trained aestheticians. Choosing the right treatment is very important as each has its own characteristic that makes it the best choice for specific area of the face and body. At Beauty and Body, we offer a free consultations to help you achieve the safest, most natural and cost effective results possible. Guidance and regular training is provided by our Medical Director who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to ensure superior aesthetic results.