What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation better known as brown spots, age spots, liver spots and freckles found on your face, chest and hands, are all caused by over production of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that cause the dark pigment in your skin which is the body’s natural sunscreen.
What are the causes of hyperpigmentation?
Without question, the number one cause of brown spots is overexposure to the sun! Other factors such as hormonal changes and certain illnesses and medications can also cause this condition.
How does intense pulse light work on brown spots?
Our trained healthcare professional will apply a BroadBand Light (BBL) to the area. The light beam is absorbed by melanin (pigment) causing destruction of unwanted cells. In the next few days the brown spots will continue to darken and eventually flake off your skin.
Is this treatment painful?
Pain is minimal. There is a slight sting or a “snap of a hot rubber band” sensation over the area being treated.
Is there any downtime?
No. The brown spots may appear darker and you might have some redness after the procedure but very minimal.
Is this treatment permanent?
Yes, the pigmented cells are destroyed by the laser on contact. If you have sun exposure to the area you are at risk of developing more brown spots. Sun-avoidance and sunblock is the key if you want your skin free of sun spots. Sunblock with high levels of zinc ( 7% or higher) is recommended since this is considered a ture sunblock nor a sunscreen. Higher levels of zinc sunblock are pharmaceutical grade and can be purchased in a medispa or dermatologists office.
What are Facial Veins?
Facial veins better know as telangiectasias are unsightly dilated blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin. They usually are found on the nose and chin and can spread to the cheeks. On the legs they are called spider veins.
What are the causes of Facial Veins?
Facial veins can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common being prolonged exposure to UVA sunlight and Rosacea. Heredity, hormone therapy and normal aging process also play a role in the development of these veins.
What is the treatment for Facial Veins?
Facial vessels are most effectively treated by laser and often several different laser systems are used in combinations. La Bella Medispa offers two systems, the Nd:Yag and KPT to ensure optimal results.
Is there any downtime with this procedure?
The use of laser on telangiectasia causes minimal downtime. You will be red and swollen on the area treated but the swelling usually subsides within 24hrs.
Is this treatment painful?
Laser Facial Vein treatment has been described as a sensation of a quick snap with a rubber band against the skin as the laser passes over the vessel. A topical numbing cream can also be prescribed if needed.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments vary on the disease process, the condition of the skin and the severity of the facial veins. On average, about three treatments are required. The veins that are destroyed by laser will not return. Depending on your lifestyle habits and the disease process new vessel can surface. We highly recommend daily use of sunblock to help prevent future damage.