Pigmentation issues are common skin concerns that can affect people of all ages and skin types. From freckles and age spots to melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, these conditions can cause uneven skin tone and reduce overall skin clarity.
However, Pico Laser is a laser treatment that treats various types of pigmentation. In this article, we will explore the different types of pigmentation and how Pico Laser can help achieve clearer and more even-toned skin.
Types Of Pigmentation
Freckles: Freckles are small, flat, brown spots that often appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin that are usually genetic and tend to darken with sun exposure.
Age Spots Or Sunspots: These are also known as solar lentigines and are flat, brown, or black spots caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds that are more common in older individuals.
Melasma: Melasma is a condition characterized by dark patches on the skin, typically appearing on the face, especially the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip. Hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics are common triggers for melasma.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): PIH occurs as a result of inflammation or injury to the skin, such as acne, eczema, or wounds. It leads to dark spots that remain even after the initial condition has healed.
Birthmarks: Birthmarks are colored skin spots that are present at birth or develop shortly after that can be flat or raised and vary in color, size, and shape.
What Is Pico Laser?
Pico Laser delivers ultra-short pulses of laser energy in picoseconds (trillionths of a second). This rapid energy delivery from Pico Laser breaks down pigment particles into smaller fragments without generating excessive heat. These fragmented pigments are then naturally eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
How Pico Lasers Help With Different Types Of Pigmentation?
Freckles & Age Spots: Pico Laser targets and breaks down the excess melanin responsible for freckles and age spots. With each treatment session, the spots gradually fade, leading to clearer skin.
Melasma: Pico Laser is effective in treating melasma, particularly the stubborn and deep-seated pigmentation. It reaches deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface, making it safer for darker skin tones that are more prone to hyperpigmentation.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Pico Laser can accelerate the fading process of PIH by breaking down the excess pigment. However, it is essential to treat the underlying condition first to prevent further pigmentation.
Birthmarks: Certain types of birthmarks, such as café-au-lait spots and nevus of Ota, may respond well to Pico Laser treatment. However, the efficacy varies based on the size, depth, and color of the birthmark.
Benefits Of Pico Laser Treatment
Clear-Cut Targeting: Pico Laser’s ability to deliver energy in ultra-short pulses allows for careful targeting of pigment, minimizing damage to surrounding skin.
Minimal Downtime: Pico Laser involves less downtime and side effects, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities sooner.
Suitable For All Skin Types: Pico Laser’s quick pulses reduce the risk of heat-related complications, making it safe and effective for a wide range of skin tones.
Long-Lasting Results: Pico Laser treatments can lead to long-lasting results with fewer treatment sessions compared to traditional lasers.
With Pico Laser, individuals now have a safe and effective option to address different types of pigmentation. Whether it’s freckles, age spots, melasma, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Pico Laser treatment offers a non-invasive solution for achieving clearer and more even-toned skin.
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This blog post was medically reviewed by Dr. Ian Tan.