Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. In short, pigmentation simply means coloring. Too much melanin will result in dark patches, such as melasma, freckles and moles.
Lack of melanin might cause vitiligo, a condition whereby white patches develop on the skin. Treatment recommendations are made depending on several factors, including the colour, darkness and size of the pigmentation.
Melasma – Brown to gray-brown patches on areas such as cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead and upper lip. Commonly experienced by pregnant women, hence the nickname “mask of pregnancy”. Triggers include sun exposure, pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy and family history.
Freckles – Clusters of small flat brown spots, often seen in people with fair complexion. Developed as a result of sun exposure, with some caused by genetic inheritance.
Moles – Often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells. Also come in different colors, shapes and sizes. More common in fair-skinned people.
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Exfoliates dead skin cells to achieve an improved skin tone.
Q-Switched laser technology creates high-intensity pulsed beam light. It has energy that is concentrated into ultra-powerful pulses which only last a billionth of a second each. This results in reduced energy’s contact with the skin compared to other lasers and will preserve the surrounding tissue and reduce risk of side effects.
The different wavelengths of light produced by Q-Switched lasers makes them a versatile treatment which can effectively address many different conditions. Nd:YAG® is the most popular type of Q-switched laser. This laser emits 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths and is prized for its vast range of application
GentleLASE is a high-energy, long-pulse laser that can treat all skin types and a variety of conditions. The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. This treatment offers optimal results with lesser side effects. Your doctor will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handheld probe. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment like this could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Crystal Tomato® Plus is the only supplement that has been clinically tested and proven on melasma patients to brighten and even out skin tone, reduce dark patches and inflammations while protecting your skin.
For added benefits, L-Cysteine, an amino acid, is also included in the formulation. It helps to boost the liver’s production of Glutathione, commonly referred to as the body’s master anti-oxidant to maintain skin health.
With only 1 application per day, the strongest Cysteamine and Tranexamic acid nano-formula cream will eliminate stubborn pigments. Cysteamine is a high safety-profile molecule that decreases the rate of development of new pigment. Whereas Tranexamic is a well researched essential amino acid derivative. When delivered simultaneously, Tranexamic potentiates Cysteamine’s effects by slowing down growth or new pigment producing cells (melanocytes)