Are you frustrated by your blemishes, freckles or sunspots? At Victoria’s Cosmedi Spa, we have the skills, knowledge and treatments to reduce pigmentation .

Benign pigmented lesions are coloured spots or patches on the skin caused by increased production of melanin, the dark pigment in the skin. These are cosmetic blemishes that may be present at birth or otherwise could develop due to exposure to the sun or with age. Almost everyone has at least some kind of pigmented lesion whether they are freckles, birthmarks, sunspots or other benign lesions.

Some of these blemishes can be unattractive and treated quickly and easily with a non-invasive technology, Intense Pulsed Light IPL or Pico Genesis. In some cases,  we may use a combination of treatments to achieve the best results.

Pigmented lesions and other skin concerns that can be treated include:

  • Benign pigmented lesions
  • Freckles
  • Age spots (lentigo)
  • Sun-spots (solar lentigos)
  • Cafe au lait macules (birthmarks)
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Hyper pigmentation

IPL Treatment

IPL is able to lighten benign pigmented lesions without incisions and with minimal side effects. This non-invasive, medical light system uses light therapy to eliminate or reduce age spots, sunspots, freckles and other unsightly discolouration of the skin.

Pico Genesis Treatment

Pico Genesis has introduced an entirely new approach to treat pigmentation, melasma, sun spots, uneven skin tone, and improve the overall collagen stimulation and skin texture.

This advanced skin rejuvenation treatment combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to produce a non-thermal, disruption and remodelling of the upper dermis. The photomechanical effect improves skin concerns without releasing heat and causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The result is a brighter and more youthful complexion, without downtime.

Pigmentation Treatment Launceston

All pigmentation treatments are performed by our medical team who are fully trained and experienced in IPL and laser treatments. You will need to return to the clinic four weeks after treatment for a review.

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, or to book, call us today on 03 6331 0377 or fill out an enquiry form here.

IPL Treatment FAQ's

Most people can be treated for pigmentation. A consultation and test patch will be necessary prior to treatment.

Treatment involves a pulse of intense light, similar to the flash of a camera. You may feel a slight pinch or snap of a rubber band. No local anaesthesia or pain medication is normally required.

You will be given protective glasses to wear as it is a very bright light.
A layer of gel will be applied to the treatment site.
A small crystal is placed on top of the gel and intense pulsed light is generated which is absorbed by the melanin or colour of the pigment.
Immediately, there will be a darkening of pigmentation which will gradually fade over the next two to three weeks leaving a lighter coloured lesion or total removal of the pigmented lesion in the skin.

You may experience some short-term side effects. This may include slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which goes away within a few hours. The area may sting a little like sunburn for one to two hours but usually settles quickly. The pigment will darken in varying degrees from mild increase in colour to quite dark. In rare instances there may be some blistering and/or bruising.

Freckles, age spots, and sunspots often lighten enough after one to three treatments. Sun protection will ensure the longest possible result. Re-treatment may be needed every couple of years.

You can return to work the same day and resume most regular activities. We will suggest you limit sun exposure to the treated area.

Cool packs may be applied immediately after treatment to cool the area, reduce swelling and ease discomfort. You must use 50+ sunscreen and protect the treated area from sunlight. Do not sun-bake or use solariums for the duration of treatment and at least six weeks after treatment as this increases the risk of hyper and hypo pigmentation.

Make-up may be worn after treatment however if inflammation or irritation is present discontinue use until the area returns to normal. If scabs appear after blistering, they should be kept soft with a lubricating cream or moisturiser.

Normal face creams may be applied after 24 hours, however if any stinging occurs stop using the cream and wait another couple of days.

All treatments are performed by our medical team who are fully trained and experienced in IPL and laser treatments. You will need to return to the clinic four weeks after treatment for a review.

Costs will vary with the areas being treated. They can range from $55.00 – $550.00 for full face.

Insurance coverage varies according to the nature of the medical problem. Pigmentation treatments of a cosmetic nature are not covered.

Keep all receipts as you may be eligible for a taxation rebate at end of financial year.

Pigmentation Treatment

For more information on Pigmentation Treatment, please contact our friendly team today. If you are ready for a consultation about your desired treatment or procedure please call Victoria's Cosmedi Spa today on (03) 6331 0377

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