With warm temperatures and ideal beach weather, summer is a favourite time of year for many. Although this may be the ideal time for some fun in the sun, the harsh Australian climate and high UV index can have detrimental effects on the skin. Pigmentation is one such consequence, which often cannot be avoided, regardless of religious sunscreen application and other methods of prevention.
Are you experiencing unwanted pigmentation as a result of a summer out in the sun? As we enter the new season, NOW is the perfect time to tackle that summer pigmentation and revitalise your skin in prep for the cooler months. Keep reading to learn why BBL and PicoSure are our top pigmentation saviours at Skin Confidence Clinic.
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation can be described as patchy, uneven blotches of skin that are darker in colour than the surrounding skin. This occurs when the skin deposits excess melanin (the pigment which gives our skin its colour) in the visible layer of the skin.
This pigment can be triggered by a number of different causes, such as hormones, stress, medication and skin damage. The biggest factor leading to pigmentation, however, is sun exposure and its UV rays, which often leave behind sunspots, freckles, dark patches and even scarring.
Fade pigmentation at Skin Confidence
While there are a number of skincare products on the market that help fade pigmentation, in-clinic treatments are often the fastest and most effective way to put those summer spots in the past. At Skin Confidence, our favourite treatments for pigmentation include the Sciton BBL and PicoSure lasers.
BroadBand Light (BBL) is an advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and one of the most effective treatments for reducing pigmentation. Treatments work by delivering light energy into the skin, which is selectively absorbed by the skin’s pigment. This process destroys those melanin-containing cells and triggers the production of collagen, allowing new, pigment-free skin to form.
As BBL targets only pigment, and not the surrounding skin, patients can expect fast, effective treatments with little downtime. Even better, you should see results within just a handful of treatments.
Plus, BBL isn’t just for pigmentation. At Skin Confidence, we use BBL to target a range of imperfections, including fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, acne scarring and poor skin texture.
PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond aesthetic laser, meaning that it emits light energy at a much faster rate than other lasers on the market. During treatment, ultra-short pulses of light are used to target your melanin and stimulate collagen growth. Once these damaged, pigmented cells have been targeted, they will be cleared naturally from the body, giving you clearer, smoother and brighter skin.
PicoSure treatments are fast, gentle and easy to work into a busy schedule. Specifically targeting only your problem areas, PicoSure does not damage the surrounding tissue, meaning less downtime and minimised side effects!
Like with BBL, PicoSure can treat more than just unwanted pigmentation. At Skin Confidence, we use PicoSure to address a variety of skin concerns, such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and overall skin rejuvenation.
Take advantage of our pigmentation promotions
With summer behind us, now is the ideal time to treat your pigmentation. After all, we are less exposed to the sun during the cooler months, meaning that we can effectively tackle your concerns without needing to worry about further damage!
For March 2021 only, take advantage of our pigmentation promotions at our CBD and Lutwyche clinics!
At our CBD clinic, take 50% off our PicoSure treatments and receive a complimentary post-treatment Hyaluronic Mask for quicker recovery + a relaxing head massage. Pay $299 – package valued at $699! Enquire now to book.
At our Lutwyche clinic, take 50% off our Sciton BBL treatments and receive a complimentary post-treatment Hyaluronic Mask for quicker recovery + a relaxing head massage. Pay $299 – package valued at $699! Enquire now to book.