What are sun/age spots and hyperpigmentation?
What are broken capillaries?
Age spots, otherwise known as sun spots or hyperpigmentation marks normally occur from overexposed skin to the sun. These spots can also be called pigmentation. It takes approximately 27 years for a pigmented lesion to darken and develop its complete tone of pigment. The darker a lesion becomes, the deeper it sinks into the dermis of the skin, and the more laser Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) treatments it may take to rid of it completely. For this reason, it is advised that one sees a professional Medical Skin Care Therapist at the first sign of a sun/age spot. Hyperpigmentation can also occur from scars.
Using DPC Technology, Canada MedLaser’s Medical Aestheticians penetrate the light to various levels of the epidermis and dermis in order to bring out the pigmented lesions. Immediately, they become slightly darker in pigment. This is a sign that progress was made. Over time, the lesion turns into a crust-like surface, and falls right off. (Yes, really).
With each treatment, the hyperpigmentation becomes lighter in colour, until it completely diminishes.
Chemical Peels are another skin treatment to reduce pigmentation or hyperpigmentation. It is a chemical solution that can consists of an acid solution that is applied to the face. After the chemical peel solution is applied, the outer layer of the skin is sluffed off and it allows your skin to rejuvenate itself.
Chemical Peels require little downtime, lightens the pigmentation as much as possible and increases cell turnover rate. Chemical Peels can have mild or medium solutions- and your medical aesthetician will be customized one for you that works best for your pigmentation level, skin type and skin tone.
With DPC Technology, the light is automatically attracted to the dark, red pigment held within these spider veins. Through photothermolysis, the vein is gradually coagulated, and does not absorb the blood, causing it to become invisible to the naked eye.
At Canada MedLaser, each of our patients are handed a copy of pre and post care treatment instructions to follow in order to ensure their safety and maximum benefit of the treatment.