The most common dermal pigmentation seen in practice is often following trauma to the skin. This is expressed visually with a darkened lesion occurring from the deepest layers within the skin, often making treatment more complex with extended downtime.
Some examples of dermal pigmentation include:
- Post Inflammatory Hyper/hypopigmentation (PIH) - Often times seen after trauma such as a burn, scratch or even after a pimple.
- Melasma - Usually presenting in obvious facial areas such as the cheek bones under the eye, the middle of the forehead and on the upper lip. Melasma is a multifaceted condition requiring exact diagnosis, consistency in sun protection, and dedication to a treatment regime and maintenance.
- Hemosiderin Staining - Also known as ‘iron staining,’ is an area of pigmentation that occurs in the deep dermis and tissue. This is often seen after an iron injection or after sclerotherapy.
Often times these hyper pigmented lesions are located close to the eye including Nevus of Ota and Horis Nevus. Other common examples of dermal lesions include birth marks, café-au-lait lesions and naevus spilus.
Historically, treatment options for dermal pigmentation have been limited. The inception of Q-Switch lasers has proven to be a game changer for successful treatments with no downtime. Q-Switch Nd:YAG lasers offer effective removal of pigment at the required dermal depth, whilst keeping the upper layers of skin unaffected.
The TattooStar Combo offers multiple wavelengths in one convenient system, offering gold standard 532nm, 694nm, and 1064nm in Q-Switch and Genesis Modes.
The Bios Platform offers 8 next generation technologies in one simple to use, user guided platform including Q-Switch, Long Pulse, and IPL.