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Laser Whitening Treatment
What is Laser Whitening?
Laser technologies can be used to treat skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, melasma, uneven skin tones and dark spots. The treatment uses a laser beam to remove the upper layer of the skin (the epidermis), while heating the underlying dermis, to stimulate the growth of new skin cells.
While laser whitening can be used to effectively treat melasma and to lighten dark spots, the more aggressive treatments can sometimes lead to “postinflammatory hyperpigmentation” (dark pigmentation) in the areas treated. This is more common in people with darker skin tones.
Benefits of Laser Whitening
Enhance Overall Skin Condition
Reduced Brown Spots
More Even Skin Tone
FAQ on Laser Whitening Treatment
How does laser whitening work?
Laser lightening works by concentrating energy in the form of light of a specific wavelength and focusing it on the blemish. The energy delivered to the tissues results in heating of water molecules as well as direct damage to the tissues, which eventually results in the dark spot becoming obliterated. Laser skin lightening works on small areas of the skin at a time, so if you have many spots that you need taken care of then you might need to either go for more laser sessions or have a much longer single session than usual.
How much does laser whitening cost?
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What are the advantages of laser whitening?
While some whitening treatments take weeks to show results, laser skin resurfacing is fast and improvements can be seen straight away. After treatment your skin will appear brighter and softer immediately and will progressively improve as it heals over 3-6 months. This is particularly true with ablative techniques where you may only require 1-2 treatments to remove dark spots and improve your skin’s appearance. Non-ablative treatments can take a little longer and may require 1-5 treatments.
While skin whitening products are not all equally effective, laser resurfacing technology has been proven to work on a number of skin problems including fine lines and wrinkles, erasing acne scars, repairing sun damage and minimising the appearance of dark spots.
Patients undergoing laser resurfacing are under professional surveillance during and after the treatment. The effects are monitored and, if any complications arise, trained doctors will be able to assist with any problems.