Pigmented spots are coloured spots or patches on the skin caused by increased production of melanin, the dark pigment in the skin (sun spots, age spots, freckles, uneven skin tone). Some lesions are present at birth whilst others develop with exposure to sun or with age. Although most people want smooth, clear, youthful looking skin, sun damage is inevitable.
The SkinFirst MPL® differentiating factor is the inclusion of radio frequency technology within the MPL®. This perfect combination allows us to offer the most advanced technology available to remove the pigmentation. It is a technology more comfortable, safer and effective than traditional IPL machines.
The treatment works by directing the light into the skin through an optical gel which is applied before treatment. The light is drawn to the melanin (the colour) of the pigmentation patch and the radio frequency follows the light down to the pigment adding extra heat to the target to break the pigmentation up.
The treatment is much more comfortable than traditinal IPL or Laser and you may only feel a warm flick. After treatment, the skin can feel warm and tingly for a short while.
To effectively remove the pigmentation we suggest between three and six treatments every 4 weeks, although some people may need more, which can be due to the age and depth of the pigment. This will be discussed with you. Thereafter occasional maintenance treatments are advised.
After treatment, you will have generalised redness around the pigmented area and the pigment lesion will look darker. Between 3 to 10 days after the treatment the darker pigment will come to the surface and flake off with the natural skin renewal. Any flakes must not be picked as this can lead to scarring. Once the pigment has flaked off it should leave the area clear with little trace of the patch.
Inbetween treatments you must not use sunbeds or gain an active tan. You can only be treated 4 weeks before your holiday and 4 weeks after or until the tan has subsided. You should also wear SPF 30+ with UVA and UVB every day during the course of treatments. Avoid using fake tan on the area 10 days prior to treatments; you can use it 24 hours after the treatment though.
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