Procedure Information: Pigmentation: PICO Genesis
Pigmentation can occur as a result of sun exposure, ageing and hormonal conditions. PICO genesis laser treatments can make your skin appear lighter and brighter by improving the appearance of unwanted pigmentation on the face, hands or any area of the body. Patients usually require two to three treatments, which are booked one month apart. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
Melanin gives our skin its colour, but when it occurs in high concentrations it can result in brown spots and uneven skin tone. PICO genesis uses photo-mechanical energy to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin. This approach does not use heating, reducing the risk of hyper/hypopigmentation and avoiding thermal damage to surrounding tissue.
Prior to treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturiser. It is also important not to sun tan or use self tanning products four weeks leading up to treatment. Dr Leow and his staff will ensure you are as comfortable as possible prior to commencing the treatment. Both the patient and staff will be wearing protective eyewear. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but topical anaesthetic can be applied prior to treatment for comfort.
Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following this treatment, this should resolve over several hours. It is recommended that patients apply an ice pack to the area immediately following treatment. Over the course of a few days the treated area will become darker; this will flake off as it heals. Please contact us if you experience any blistering, excessive redness or swelling following treatment.