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    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

  • Qualified cosmetic surgeon with over 17 years experience in cosmetic surgery

  • First Government licenced
    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

Spot Pigment Treatment

 

**Results may vary from person to person**

What is Medlite C6 Spot Pigment Treatment?

Almost everyone in Australia has facial pigmentation from sun exposure and although they are not harmful to the skin’s health, they detract from an even complexion and can therefore be cosmetically displeasing.

Spot Pigment Treatment can lighten these accumulations of pigment and improve the skin’s overall colour, texture and luminosity.

The Medlite C6 Spot Laser Treatment is a light-based procedure that targets signs of ageing, including uneven skin tone (pigmentation) such as freckles and age spots anywhere on the body.

What can the Pigment Laser treat?

Spot Laser Treatment is ideal for someone with:

  • Freckles
  • Solar Lentigines (age spots)
  • IPL resistant sun damage

**Results may vary from person to person**

Contraindications

Spot Pigment Treatment is not ideal for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Roaccutane
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
  • Light triggered seizures
  • Light sensitising and/or anticoagulant medication
  • Tanning medications or tan application
  • Cancer or radiation therapy
  • Open wounds, eczema, dermatitis, active rosacea or active Herpes Simplex
  • Surgery in the area in the last 3-6 months
  • Sunburn in the area to be treated
  • Waxing, IPL, laser therapy or injectable treatments within the last 7 days
  • Melasma (recommend a course of Laser Toning Peels and lightening cream instead)

Note: Please inform your doctor or nurse if you have ever experienced or are prone to darkening of the skin post trauma.

Potential Complications (rare)

Spot Pigment Treatment is usually very safe and risks and complications are rare. However, if the skin is incorrectly cared for it can prolong the healing time and possibly lead to infection and scarring.

Hyperpigmentation (darker areas of pigment on the skin associated with trauma) can last from 1-12 months. It can be treated with medicated bleaching creams and we recommend darker skin types prep their skin with a bleaching cream 4weeks prior to treatment. It the skin fails to lighten (some lesions may need further treatment such as cryotherapy) and can be discussed with your doctor.

How many treatments do I need?

Most people will notice a visible improvement after the first treatment. Up to 3 treatments may be recommended for skin with more significant skin damage.

How often do I need to have the treatment?

We recommend monthly treatments for future maintenance against any pigmentation occurring after the pigment treated now.

Preparatory Products

For 2+ weeks prior to your treatment we recommend the use of the Ultra Diminishing Complex or Ultra Brightening Serum.The doctor may alternatively recommend a prescription lightening cream.

The Procedure

Dr Jayson Oates performs the procedure at our government-licensed Academy Day Hospital. During the procedure you will feel a prickling sensation followed by a mild heat at which time cold air and/or cool compress is applied for 15 minutes. A warm glow may be felt on the skin for 48 hours after treatment and we ask that you keep the area cool.

How does my skin look after the treatment?

Most skin will experience mild redness, swelling and sensitivity for 24-48 hours. Some skin may be prone to very mild purpura or bruising visible for 2-3 days. There will also be areas of darkening, which will either flake off or lighten over the first 7 days for the face and 21-28 days for the body.

Cost

Prices for Laser Toning are from $100 per treatment per area and will be discussed at the time of your consultation.

Patient After-Care for Medlite C6 Pigment Laser

For 5-7 days post treatment:

  • Do not use products containing AHA’s, BHA’s, Vitamin A (Retinol), astringents or exfoliating granules
  • Cool compress or ice as needed
  • Apply moisturizer as required (skin is best to remain moist during this time)
  • Do not exfoliate or pick at peeling skin
  • Do not expose the skin to sun
  • Apply sunscreen daily
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, saunas, chlorinated and saltwater pools, steam baths and hot showers for 48 hours following your treatment
  • Avoid waxing, IPL, laser or depilatory creams for 2 weeks following your treatment
  • Avoid mineral makeup for 12 hours post laser
  • Avoid applying tanning products for 2 weeks following your treatment

Home Care Products to use for the following 5 – 7 days

For the first 3-5 days post procedure, it is important to avoid the use of exfoliating products and apply broad-spectrum sunblock daily. We recommend the following regime depending on your skin type:

Normal/ Dry Skin Types

  • Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser/ Ultra Balancing Cleansing Gel
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Moisturiser Cream/ Ultimate Bio-Repair Cream
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50+

Normal/ Oily Skin Types

  • Ultra Balancing Cleansing Gel
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50+

Body

  • Mild bar or liquid soap/ Ultra Balancing Cleansing Gel
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+, SPF50+

FST 3+

  • Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser, Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
  • Ultra Diminishing Complex
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion/ Ultra Moisturiser Cream/ Ultimate Bio-Repair Cream
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ UVA UVB

These recommended home care products are available for long-term maintenance. Please discuss further with your doctor and/or dermal therapist on which best meet your needs.

 If I am interested, what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. You do not need a GPs referral for this consultation. Or you can have a complementary consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists or Nurses.


Complimentary Consultations

You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Dermal Therapists or Nurse prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Dermal Therapist/Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).

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