Tag: hyperpigmentation

I Went For A Laser To Erase Pigmentation

Those who suffer from large pores know that many products that claim to shrink pores generally do not live up to the hype. Apparently, there is a laser treatment you can do to make your pores smaller and results are seen as early as the first session. Pico Toning uses ultra-short pulses of light to “tone” and rejuvenate the skin. In case you were wondering what “toning” of the skin means, it is exactly what your after-cleanser toner does – freshens the skin and shrinks the pores. Lasers which tone the skin do the same but even better – with light energy. This achieves an exfoliation and collagen stimulation effect. Traditional laser toning treatments use older nanosecond lasers, whereas Pico Toning uses the latest picosecond lasers. In case you were wondering, one picosecond is one trillionth of a second, or 1/1000 of a nanosecond! Ultra-fast pulsing has many obvious benefits – firstly, less heat is generated (this also means less discomfort!) and the picosecond shatters pigments beneath the skin at Continue Reading

The Best Way To Heal Your Sunburn

Our doctors have succeeded in raising awareness about the harmful effects of sun overexposure; many people today are aware of skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun such as pigmentation and premature aging. While we have stepped up our game in protecting our skin, sometimes the accidental sunburn still happens. Here’s how to manage them. IMMEDIATELY AFTER – Soothe Your Stinging Skin.   1. Cool Compress After the accident, apply a cold, damp towel to the area quickly for 10 – 15 minutes. This helps remove some heat from the burnt skin. Take a cool shower or bath and moisturize immediately after.   2. Moisturize But Don’t Trap Heat Peeling is probably inevitable, because your body will now work to get rid of damaged cells that are at risk of becoming cancerous. Programmed cell death, a signaling mechanism in the body which leads to suicide of damaged skin cells occurs. In other words, your body sheds dead skin cells damaged by the sun as a form of protection. Continue Reading