Exposure to the sun can leave your skin with freckles or sun spots. These spots can be treated with Laser to remove unwanted pigmentation. To achieve a more even toned colour to skin we perform a procedure called green toning for lighter skin types and angel whitening for darker Fitzpatrick types. Green toning involves several layers of laser- we do several global sweeps with a deeper wavelength, then one at a shallower wavelength and then a further layer where we go ‘spot hunting’- working on individual darker spots more intensively. Angel white skin toning is a similar but just uses different wavelengths to suit your Fitzpatrick level of skin colour. If melasma pigmentation (also known as the mask of pregnancy) is an issue, very similar procedures are used, but a series of these is often required due to the hormonal nature of the melasma pigmentation and how it responds slightly differently to other types of pigment issues.
The areas treated will become darker in the short term and then flake away within a few weeks to leave a more even coloured skin. Treatment is non-invasive and only mildly uncomfortable. The bonus to achieving a more even tone, is that the same procedure also improves texture somewhat. For a full face, the treatment lasts about 30 minutes.
Depending on your situation you may require several treatments however the results are long lasting, especially if reducing your exposure to the sun. The laser we use is a Qswitch Fotona QX Max. It is a high quality nano-second laser, safe for most skin types.
Whole face $500
For individual pigmented lesions, or small areas, not whole face, prices start at $200 depending on the length of time required to treat.
Other areas- quoted by consultation and time required.