Hyperpigmentations are a variety of lighter or darker spots on the skin that appear as a result of the accumulation of pigment (melanin).
Some of the spots are observed from birth, while others develop later as a result of exposure to sunlight. The most common pigmentation is freckles, old spots, melasma, or just an uneven facial complexion.
The procedure for removing pigmentation is performed with an IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) device, emitting different spectra of light, thanks to special filters. IPL rays are absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the skin and trigger bioactive processes that destroy it.
The therapy is non-invasive, with minimal recovery period and lasting results. It is suitable for men and women, and it is advisable to do it in the autumn-winter period.
Some pigmentations require a complex approach and combination of procedures and home care. Our specialists will offer you the most efficient solution to your problem.
Specially trained and certified therapists guarantee the success of the procedure and its safety for the patient.
Aestheline Dermatology Clinic works with a high-quality IPL device from BTL Aesthetics®’s leading aesthetics manufacturer.
The procedures are suitable for the autumn-winter period.
What does the procedure involve?
First ultrasounic gel is applied to affected areas. Special settings and filters of the machine are used to treat pigmentations. During the procedure, every impulse delivered by the device may cause intense heat and minor pain. The therapist should be notified if the patient experiences severe soreness, burning or other discomfort.
The patient is wearing protective glasses throughout the procedure.
The duration of therapy varies with the size of the area. For the whole face is an average of 15 minutes.
What are the contraindications?
The procedure is appropriate in the autumn-winter season. It is desirable to refrain from sun exposure or solarium at least 30 days before the procedure. Therapy is contraindicated for viral or bacterial skin infection. Not recommended for pregnant women, people with hypersensitivity to light and epilepsy.
Immediately after the procedure, depending on the individual skin reaction, there is redness, for 2 hours. Sometimes the treated hyperpigmentations become grayish and a slight swelling around them is observed, which persists for 1-2 days. More pronounced hyperpigmentations can form scabs 2-3 days after the procedure.
When does the treatment take effect and how long does it last?
The optimal effect of therapy is observed with the planned series of 1-3 procedures. The effect of the procedure lasts about a year, depending on the subsequent skin care and regular use of sunscreen products.
What is the recommended post-procedure care?
For faster skin recovery, cold compresses can be used up to 2 hours after the procedure. Avoid using hot water and strong detergents in the first 24 hours. In the first 3 days after the procedure, going to swimming pools, spa treatments with heat is not recommended, chemical peels and strong scrubs are forbidden. Avoid exposure to sun for at least 14 days after the procedure. It is desirable to use a sunscreen product with SPF 50+ between procedures and at least 30 days post.
How many procedures should I undergo and how often?
The recommended number of procedures is 1-3, which should be performed once every 3 or 4 weeks. To maintain the result, it is desirable to make 1 or 2 procedures per year.