Skin Pigmentation at The DOC Clinic Melbourne
The DOC Clinic offers several types of skin pigmentation treatment in Melbourne, including non invasive facial treatments such as:
- RevLite (Nd: YAG) Laser for pigmentation
- Cosmeceutical skincare
- Dermapen skin needling for pigmentation
- MDerma skin needling device
- Cutera Laser Genesis treatment
- Facial peels for pigmentation
- Fraxel treatment for age spots and freckles
- IPL for age spots treatment
How Do We Approach Treatment?
After assessing your history and assess your skin, your medical practitioner will recommend a course of action- whether its laser to remove age spots or freckles or de-pigmentation inhibiting agents for melasma.
Call for your consultation with Dr Ed Omarjee to discuss your dermabrasion, cosmeceutical, facial peel or laser skin treatment in Melbourne today. Our clinic is situated in Hoppers Crossing – ideally located for Werribee and Point Cook locals.
What Is Skin Pigmentation?
Skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin, which varies in concentration from person to person. Melanin is responsible for protecting our skin from dangerous UV radiation, meaning exposure to sunlight can boost melanin production as the body attempts to protect itself. More melanin means darker (more tanned) skin.
Irregular skin pigmentation can occur for a number of reasons, including sun exposure, genetics, hormonal changes (during pregnancy, for example) medications (eg. Oral contraceptive pill), skin damage, and skin inflammation. It can take the form of either hypopigmentation (a lack of melanin, leading to paleness) or hyperpigmentation (an excess of melanin that leads to darker patches of skin).
Examples of hyperpigmentation include:
- Liver (or age) spots
- Dark spots (MELASMA) of a larger size. Also known as chloasma or the ‘mask of pregnancy, this form of pigmentation is common in pregnant women
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – Occurs due to inflammation from trauma
Types Of Skin Pigmentation Treatment
At The DOC Clinic, we offer a range of non invasive skin rejuvenation options to help you manage the conditions of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. Following a consultation, we are able to advise on the best procedure designed to remove age spots, freckles, or any other skin issue you may be facing.
Hydro-microdermabrasion is the latest technology in dermabrasion for pigmentation treatment. It uses the power of hydrating fluids (delivered through jets) to exfoliate the skin’s outer layer and help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation such as dark spots, melasma, age spots and freckles.
Our facial peels for pigmentation involve applying a chemical solution to the skin which removes the damaged outer layers to correct the issue. For our skin pigmentation removal in Melbourne, we offer mild peel formulas containing AHAs as well as other options.
Cosmeceuticals /Prescription Medication
Our cosmeceutical skincare products include compounded de-pigmentation creams and lotions which contain high concentrations of active ingredients to penetrate the skin and encourage elastin, collagen and cellular activity. These strong concentrations have the potential to affect real change in the skin.
FRAXEL DUAL (1927/1550nm) Laser For Pigmentation
Fraxel® is a laser skin treatment that uses columns of microscopic laser to penetrate deep into the skin of the chest, neck, hands and face, speeding up the collagen remodelling process. Fraxel®, so named for its fractional treatment of the skin, treats the targeted area and leaves the surrounding tissue untreated. This means we can even use Fraxel for freckles and other small markings with precise results and minimal downtime all performed with a topical anesthetic so is usually a minimally painful treatment.
At The DOC Clinic, we offer Fraxel treatment for age spots and freckles, sunspots, and other damage from sun exposure. Fraxel® treats the skin from the inside out, focusing on the stimulation of collagen and healthy skin cells to resurface your skin.
For more information on the price for Fraxel laser treatments or other details about Fraxel for pigmentation, contact The DOC Clinic today.
Q SWITCH LASER (REVLITE-1064/532nm)
We have also seen some impressive results when using the RevLite laser for pigmentation management. While this technology has often been used for colour tattoo removal, it can also be effective in cosmetic treatments including skin rejuvenation, vellus hair reduction, pigmented lesions, and as laser to remove age spots.
The Q switch laser system is the known Gold standard technology for difficult to treat pigmentation, such as Melasma on the face.
So what is RevLite? RevLite is a Q-switch, non-invasive form of laser that fires energy at a very fast rate (pulse duration) with PhotoAcoustic Technology (PTP). PTP differs to traditional laser skin treatment in Melbourne, as the laser frequency fires targeted energy at such an intense frequency that the molecules vibrate and shatter.
This ‘shattering’ reaction pushes targeted, pigmented pieces up and out of the skin pores, forcing them to be absorbed by the lymphatic system in the skin. This can result in fading of the targeted pigmented skin spot. One look at RevLite laser before and after photos will testify to this technology’s potential as an effective laser skin treatment.
For RevLite laser cost information, RevLite laser before and after care, and any other details, please contact us to book a consultation.
Fotona Dynamis – Erbium (2940nm) Laser
This laser produces high energy light that is preferentially absorbed by water in the skin. The light is converted in the skin into heat that ablates (vaporizes) the skin layer by layer dependent on the laser settings. This triggers the skin to heal post laser treatment, forming new skin to replace the damaged skin that was ablated during the treatment. This process can remove areas of pigmentation, improving skin texture (wrinkles, elasticity ) and tone (pigmentation irregularities).
The DOC Clinic offers Dermapen hyperpigmentation treatment to Melbourne patients seeking safe, effective and non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Popularity of the Dermapen in Australia continues to grow as more and more people realise the benefits of this quick, effective and comfortable treatment.
Skin needling for pigmentation uses multiple small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro wounds stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes, boosting collagen production and helping to improve the appearance of a range of skin conditions.
Cutera Laser Treatments
We also offer Cutera Laser Genesis treatment (with the Cutera XEO) and Cutera Limelight skin treatment.
The Cutera Limelight laser is a very popular all-in-one, non invasive facial treatment designed to reduce the effects of sun damage. It uses IPL for skin pigmentation treatment and can treat issues like redness, sun spots, large pores and tiny veins. While it is capable of treating most skin tones, it is not usually used for darker skin. The DOC Clinic offers alternatives that are better suited to darker skin tones, including the Revlite laser and Laser Genesis.
When it comes to IPL for age spots treatment, the Cutera Limelight skin treatment is the preferred procedure for the removal of lighter-brown sun spots. It can be effective on red and brown skin discolouration as well as sun damage.
For more information on Limelight or Laser Genesis before and after care, pricing, or other details, please contact us.
The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.
Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic DOES NOT process Medicare claims at the clinic.
A Medicare rebate may apply for skin pigmentation consultations, as they involve a medical skin assessment, but not to the treatment itself.
* Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.