Expert tips for treating skin discolourations
Australia’s #1 Skin Concern
Of all the skin irregularities out there, sun-soaked Australians are most concerned with pigmentation. And with skin discolourations spanning everything from sun spots to age spots, melasma and post-acne hyperpigmentation, it’s also a universal skin concern that keeps aestheticians around the globe perpetually busy.
When pigmentation is treated correctly, skin appears brighter, smoother, clearer and more luminous, and aestheticians have the power to dramatically increase their clients self-confidence and satisfaction with their complexion. Here we look at key ways to achieve excellent pigmentation treatment results through strategic technologies and topical ingredients.
IPL Pigmentation Correction
IPL technology really excels when it comes to the treatment and removal of pigmentation. Specific wavelengths of 530nm or 560nm are absorbed by the melanin, shattering the pigmentation into tiny particles, which exit the body through the lymphatic system, and via the skin shedding the treated cells. Following treatment, the pigmented area will darken and sometimes crust, before flaking away to reveal new, healthy and clear skin. The number of treatments required depends on the depth and severity of the pigmentation.
Learn More: UltraLUX V4 SHR IPL
Laser pigmentation removal works in a similar way to IPL, targeting and fragmenting the melanin with wavelength-specific laser light energy. An advanced laser resurfacing system, like the TRI-BEAM™ Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser, uses deep-reaching Gen Technique™ technology to treat both epidermal and dermal pigmentation, making it a stand-out treatment for hormonal pigmentation and even birthmarks. For superficial pigmentation, the TRI-BEAM™ is powerful enough to yield outstanding results with just one treatment.
Learn More: TRI-BEAM™
LED Light Therapy
LED is a gentler, more relaxing way to effectively tackle pigmentation and is great for promoting soothing, regenerative skin brightening facials in any service environment. LED is non-irritant, so is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. Green LED targets melanin clusters in the skin, fading it over time, and limiting the overproduction of melanin to stop new pigmentation from forming. LED therapy is a restorative, feel-good treatment that offers cumulative benefits, so it is an ideal service to market as a package deal to encourage repeat bookings.
Learn More: Bio-Synthesis™ LED
When it comes to topical treatment for pigmentation, vitamin C works to brighten and renew skin, lighten pigmentation and aid in the regeneration of photodamaged cells. Niacinamide is also a powerful pigmentation fighter as it works to brighten skin and improve textural qualities. And of course, prevention is always key — so including a quality daily SPF as part of your client’s skincare regimen will help stop future pigmentation issues arising.