The term is most commonly used however to refer to the brown pigmentation – melanin – that occurs on the skin as we age. It is almost always associated with sun damage in the past. A lot of people underestimate how much sun exposure they have however it is the cumulative effect of the sun, over a great number of years, that finally results in the characteristic appearance of sun damaged skin. The best treatment option will depend on the extent of the sun spots, and the other associated signs of ageing that are also present.
Dr. Darren McKeown offers advanced Pigmentation treatments in Glasgow.
Dr. Darren McKeown
Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.
The term pigmentation literally means any form of pigment (or colour) that appears on the skin.
BBL (BroadBand Light™)BroadBand Light™ (BBL) is broadly considered to be one of the most effective treatments for open pores. BBL is the latest development after IPL, which was one of the most aggressive treatments, working by burning the top layers of the skin off to generate a healing response. BBL is also far more sophisticated than traditional laser resurfacing, which burns the entire surface of the skin. This new and improved treatment uses very bright light, in a short burst, to target pigments within the skin. The pigments that are targeted are red and brown, which generate a burst of heat that typically destroys red blood vessels and brown age spots. Unlike the more painful IPL treatment, there is minimal pain and discomfort during a BBL session. It is most effective for people who have sun damage where ‘dyschromia’ – uneven skin colour – is the predominant feature. It is best for most isolated patches of sun spots.
Fractional LaserThis is broadly considered to be the gold standard treatment for advanced sun damage. Our HALO and ProFractional laser treatments work by creating a controlled injury to the top and deeper layers of the skin, which in turn generates a healing response. Traditional laser resurfacing burns the entire surface of the skin off. More recent advances in ‘fractional’ technology means that only a percentage of the skin’s surface is impacted. This has the effect of still stimulating a healing response, but with a shorter recovery period afterwards. The dual mode laser from Sciton that we use stimulates both superficial and deep skin regeneration, and the downtime from this procedure is usually around 5 to 7 days depending on how aggressive your treatment is. You will normally notice a benefit from this treatment after one session, although occasionally, two or three sessions are required to achieve optimal results in the most severe cases.
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