It is hard to avoid the sun in our beautiful Hervey Bay, but repeated sun exposure is the leading cause of skin ageing. At Hervey Bay Skin we use two of the most advanced medical grade lasers to remove pigmentation and treat sun damage. Pigmentation can appear in the form of age spots, melasma, freckles or patches of lighter or darker skin.
If you suffer from any of these pigment concerns, call the team at Hervey Bay Skin on 07 4124 6333 about a complimentary consultation with our doctor to discuss your concerns and what the appropriate treatment would be for you.
Pigmentation, also called pigmented lesions are disturbances in the skin’s colour. Some of the most common concerns in Hervey Bay are age spots, freckles, sun damage and melasma. We use the GentleMax Pro and the PicoWay, both are medical grade lasers from Syneron Candela to treat pigment concerns. The GentleMax Pro targets the melanin content of the skin to even out skin colour and tone and is excellent for lighter skin. The PicoWay is the latest in pigmentation removal for all skin types, light through dark.
Both lasers have been rewarded with international rewards as the most recommended lasers used by physicians worldwide.
Some of the concerns we can evaluate and treat on your face or body include:
At Hervey Bay Skin we use two of the leading lasers along with Obagi medical skin care for the most complete pigmentation treatment offering on the Fraser Coast.
The PicoWay is the latest picosecond laser skin pigmentation treatment device. It allows Hervey Bay Skin to treat skin pigmentation for all skin types in the shortest time possible. The PicoWay utilises photo-acoustic energy to remove pigmentation, meaning there is virtually no heat in the treatment. Heat from other lasers can stimulate post-inflammatory-pigmentation (PIH), especially in darker skin types (skin type 4 to 6). Other lasers are therefore not advisable to be used on dark skin types. The PicoWay is the only current solution available for darker skin types that produce more melanin. The PicoWay treatment is a no downtime, comfortable treatment and unique in it’s kind – it has won international rewards as one of the most innovative laser technologies.
The GentleMax Pro has a patented pigmentation hand piece to target and eliminate brown spots, red spots, freckles and age spots from your skin without impacting the underlying blood vessels.
The GentleMax Pro uses a long pulse laser platform that combines one of the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite lasers for high performance treatment capabilities, resulting in an extremely fast treatment compared to other machines.
If you have had IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments on your freckles or age spots, you will know this is extremely painful. The GentleMax Pro is not only faster and more effective at treating pigmented lesions, it is less painful as well. Due to the heat generated, IPL can actually exacerbate certain pigment concerns.
The best way to have your skin needs assessed is by our doctor. At Hervey Bay Skin we offer a complimentary skin consultation, where we can give you personalised information based on your skin needs. You can book your complimentary consultation online any time, or give our friendly team a call on 07 4124 6333.
Depending on the area to be treated, it could range from 5 minutes to remove facial freckles through to 15-20 minutes for a full facial and neck treatment.
Laser treatment has been described as feeling like a light rubber band flicking against your skin and is far more comfortable than IPL. The GentleMax Pro uses a patented cooling device to increase your comfort during treatment. The Picoway is very comfortable and does not need any additional cooling throughout the treatment itself.
No, there is no recovery or downtime with our medical grade lasers, you will see results immediately with skin colour and tone continuing to improve in the following weeks for an even better result.
The next step is to have your skin needs assessed by our doctor. At Hervey Bay Skin we offer a complimentary skin consultation where we can give you individually tailored information based on your skin needs. You can book your complimentary consultation online any time, or give our friendly team a call on 07 4124 6333.