Skin pigmentation disorders
Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.
If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter.
The MedLite Q-Switched laser has two frequencies for the treatment of skin dermal and epidermal condition. Medlite laser is one of the safest cosmetic dermatology procedures available today. Medlite laser is safe to use on all skin types and skin colors. Medlite Laser can be used for tattoo removal, and is effective on tattoos of various colors. Medlite laser can be used to treat brown blemishes, and remove brown marks such as freckles, pigmented moles, Nevus of Ota, and Nevus of Ito. Medlite laser can also remove unwanted hair, and then delay the growth of hair for several months.
Q-Switching creates a pulsed laser beam of higher peak power. By using a pulsed laser, the higher energy of the laser creates a “photo-mechanical” effect on skin pigmentation as well as tattoo inks and pigments. The pulsed laser safely ‘breaks’ the small particles comprising the tattoo or skin lesion.
Our body’s immune system can then dispose of these small particles. The MedLite has two wavelengths in one laser, these are: 532nm and 1064nm Nd: YAG. These wavelengths add flexibility to the treatment options for tattoo as well as for the skin blemishes and lesions that the Q-Switch Laser has been engineered to remove.
- Immediately after the treatment, apply an moisturizing cream ointment. You must continue to maintain the cleanliness of the treated area, by following the instructions provided after the procedure.
- You should not scrub or rub the treated area while bathing.
- It is better to limit activities such as a sauna bath, swimming, exercising, and outdoor activities.
- You should use a moisturizing cream until the area is healed.
- During the process of healing, you should avoid tanning beds and exposure to sun.
- If needed, you can apply ice to the treated area at regular intervals, as recommended by your doctor.