Pigment Reduction

Pigmented Lesions 

The dark spots or hyperpigmentation caused by excessive UVA exposure is something that can be easily erased by using Gentlelase Pro.  This laser pigmentation removal treatment is like having a special eraser for your skin.  Discrete pigmented lesions, whether freckles, lentiginous or age spots require individualised treatment options. The laser wavelength, energy delivered and spot size must be uniquely customised to address the patients concern and skin type. 

HOW DOES LASER TREATMENT FOR PIGMENTATION WORK? 

At Banu Beauty Laser Clinic, hyperpigmentation treatment is performed using the laser operated by Dr. Elaheh. The laser is a grade four medical laser and is one of the most advanced machines on the market. 

The laser is preferentially absorbed by brown pigmentation which causes the skin cells having brown pigment to heat up and be destroyed.  The surrounding tissue remains unharmed. 

The brown pigmentation marks will become deeper in colour after the laser treatment. The lesion created will form a crust which will flake off over a period of fourteen days. 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER LASER PIGMENTATION TREATMENT CARE 

BEFORE LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL TREATMENT 

For four weeks prior to the treatment, no tanning or tanning products may be applied to the area.  

  • The area being treated should be shaved and free of hairs. 
  • Do not wear any makeup or lotions on the day of treatment. 
  • Roaccutane must not be taken for six months prior to treatment. 

 

AFTER LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL TREATMENT 

Use a cold compress after the treatment to reduce any swelling, redness or burning. 

  • Do not rub the skin area.   
  • Use moisturiser to keep the skin moist.   
  • Makeup may be used as normal. 
  • Avoid hot tubs and saunas and excessive sweating for two days. 
  • Avoid skin irritants, skin peels and microdermabrasion for one week. 
  • Wear sunscreen when you go into the sun. 

Laser Pigmentation Prices

Laser Pigmentation Reduction (Upper Body)

Treatment Area Single Price 3 or More each
Full Face $119 $102
Face Per Unit $59 $51
Full Arms $239 $204
Arms (Upper or Lower) $159 $136
Full Back $259 $221
Half Back $179 $153
Back & Shoulders $299 $255
Décolletage $99 $85
Face, Neck & Décolletage $249 $212
Hands & Fingers $79 $68
Neck (Front or Back) $79 $68
Shoulders $99 $85

Laser Pigmentation Reduction (Face)

Treatment Area Single Price 3 or More each
Full Face $119 $102
Face Per Unit $59 $51

FAQ

IS THE PIGMENTATION REMOVAL PERMANENT?

If SPF sunscreen is not used regularly when going into the sun, the pigmentation in the treated area may return over time.  If this happens, further laser treatment can be performed. 

HOW LONG DOES THE LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL TREATMENT TAKE?

The time taken for the treatment will depend on the size, type and number of pigmented lesions that need to be treated.  Usually treatment can be done in one or two sessions. 

DOES THE LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL TREATMENT HURT?

The laser has a cool glide surface which helps to cool the skin before the laser is fired.  This helps reduce the pain felt as well as helping to protect the surrounding skin from heat injury. 

The pain felt is often described as being similar to a rubber band being flipped against the skin.  Most people are able to tolerate the treatment with ease. 

After the laser pigmentation removal treatment, the skin may feel red and hot a bit like a sunburn.  Ice packs may be used after the treatment to help reduce any inflammation and redness. 

HOW WILL MY SKIN REACT TO LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL TREATMENT?

Everyone’s skin is different and will react differently to the laser pigmentation  treatment.  After the treatment, pigmentation will look darker and worse than before.  Do not fret. After a few days, a crust will begin to form and the dead skin cells will flake off over a two-week period. 

WHAT  CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Most clients are very happy with the results and can notice significant improvements, even after only one pigmentation treatment.  Often a second treatment is needed to clear the pigment to the desired level. 

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Pigmentation treatment may be performed on any area of the body.  The usual areas are the areas that have been exposed to the sun, such as the décolletage, hands and face. 

ARE ANY MEDICATIONS I TAKE CONTRAINDICATED?

At your first appointment at Banu Beauty Laser clinic, it is important that you mention to our specialist all of the medications that you are currently taking. 

Medications that are contraindicated to having laser treatment include: 

  • Roaccutane 
  • Retin-A 

Both of these medications can affect the integrity of the skin. Please stop taking Roaccutane six months before your pigmentation treatment and Retin A two to four weeks before your treatment. Blood thinners may also affect your risk of bruising. 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

Usually between two to six treatments will be required depending on the type of pigmentation, its colour, depth and area. 

CAN I GO INTO THE SUN BEFORE MY TREATMENT?

Before your pigmentation treatment, it is very important not to expose your skin to the sun or any tanning treatments.  This will cause your skin to darken and affect the ability of the laser to work on the pigmented lesions.  The laser light will be absorbed by the darker surrounding tissue instead.  Always wear appropriate sunscrean when you go out into the sun, both before and after your treatment.  The pigmentation may return if you expose yourself to the sun after your treatment.