As we age, we commonly manifest uneven pigmentation on our face and body. Special cells called melanocytes produce our skin pigmentation or melanin. When melanin production is impaired, we develop uneven pigmentation. Sun exposure, pregnancy, and diseases such as Addison’s disease can cause darker skin than normal. Injuries, skin allergies, or hereditary conditions can cause lighter skin than normal.
Although uneven pigmentation does not pose any health risk, they can cause distress. There are a number of treatments available that include pigment laser treatments.
Life Healthcare Group provides pigment laser treatments for our patients. Using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, uneven pigmentation is safely and painlessly removed or significantly reduced. With deep pigments, like melasma, the highly controlled laser energy bypasses superficial layers, is absorbed by the pigment, and removes the skin’s own macrophages.
With superficial pigments, like age spots, the result is even more dramatic. The laser denatures the protein in the pigment turning it into a small crust, which falls off after a week removing the pigment with it.
Tattoo laser removal is a non-invasive procedure that delivers short pulses of light to the deep layers of tattooed skin. This breaks down the tattoo pigment without damaging the surrounding skin and results in a faded tattoo.
Life Healthcare Group provides tattoo laser removal services for our patients. Using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, your tattoo is safely and painlessly removed or significantly reduced. For effective results, it is recommended to have 5-10 treatments.
Moles are growths on the skin and can appear anywhere on the body. Moles occur when cells called melanocytes cluster together and usually appear in childhood. Moles can change over time due to sun exposure or pregnancy, to become raised, change colour, or develop hair.
Life Healthcare Group provides two key treatments that effectively remove moles. A consultation with our medical practitioner is required in order to determine the best treatment for you. Our mole treatments are:
- CO2 Laser – removes small sized moles
- Minor excision – removes large sized moles with a surgical blade