Laser Pigmentation treatment is most effective in treating freckles, solar lentigo (sun damage) and age spots. At SILK we do not offer laser treatment for hormonal pigment (melasma/ chloasma) or PIH (post inflammatory pigmentation). In these cases, a series of Microhydrabrasion and topical lightening products is recommended to fade pigment over time.
When treating pigmentation, it is important to prepare the skin for a minimum of 2-4 weeks prior to treatment. This is essential regardless of whether laser or Microhydrabrasion is the recommended action plan.
To ensure a successful treatment outcome, a Tyrosinase inhibitor product must be applied to prevent future transfer of melanin through the epidermis. This will stop further pigment from being released and thus allow existing pigment to be removed effectively.
The surrounding skin cells will also absorb some of the heat released from the laser. This can result in Post inflammatory Pigmentation (PIH) in the treatment area IF the skin is not prepped prior to treatment. Regular application of a Tyrosinase Inhibitor product will prevent this side effect from occurring.
Melanin creates an “umbrella like protection” for skin cells to prevent harm from UV damage, heat, trauma and injury. The skin can respond in a similar way to UV exposure (caused by inflammation in the skin) following laser treatment.
SO HOW WILL SKIN PREP HELP? Read below:
– Has the ability to correct the DNA of defected skin cells
– Strengthen the nucleus of a cell to protect from damage
– Increase cell turnover to assist in removal of affected / pigmented skin cells
– Inhibits the transfer of melanin to skin cells
– Kojic acid, Liquorice extract, Rummex Occidentalis, Witch Hazel, Niacinamide have all been proven to be effective tyrosinase inhibitor ingredients
– Photo protective properties
– Free radical scavenger
– Mild skin exfoliant
– Increase production of collagen
– Protects skin cells from harmful UV rays
– Retain the skins ability for collagen formation
– Maintain healthy moisture levels in the skin
SKIN PREP GUIDELINES
FACE – Skin Perfector pack ($145)+ Simply Brilliant ($70) + Reflect SPF ($73) – receive 10% off when purchasing all skin prep products in the same transaction
Gentle clean – Suitable for per and post laser care. Mild foam with water, work into skin, remove with damp cotton pads
Extreme C – Use Am 2- 4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 3 days post laser treatment
Extreme B – Use Am and PM 2-4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 3 days post laser treatment
Simply Brilliant / Pigment Punch – Use AM and PM 2 -4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 3-5 days post laser treatment.
RETINOL BRULEE – Use every 2nd or 3rd night 2 -4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 7 days post laser treatment and increase to every second night if possible. Discuss with technician at the first appointment.
Reflect SPF / Handsfree SPF – Apply AM and reapply every 2-3 hours pre and post treatment at all times
ENVIRON – Clarifying lotion ($110) + AVST Body Oil ($90) + Reflect SPF ($73) – receive 10% off when purchasing all other skin prep products in the same transaction
Clarifying lotion – Use AM and PM 2-4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 3 -5 days post laser treatment.
AVST Body Oil – Use Am and PM 2 weeks prior to laser treatment. Commence use 7 days post laser treatment.
STANDARD AFTER CARE PRODUCTS AND PROCEDURE
SILK Soothing Gel ($45 250ml, $29 100ml) + SILK Face Scrub ($45) or SILK Body Scrub ($45)
SILK Soothing Gel – Use AM + PM 3 days post laser treatment. Can continue to use throughout treatment as a hydrating face/ body moisturiser as required.
SILK Face / Body Scrub – Commence use 14 days post treatment. Wet hands, work into dry skin prior to showering. Allow product to penetrate 2-3 minutes prior to rinsing.