SKIN PIGMENTATION & FRECKLE REMOVAL
Effective Pigmentation and Freckle Removal Treatments
Our Freckle Removal Treatments tackles the inevitable result of living in the harsh Australian climate: skin pigmentation. Pigmentation such as freckles and age spots are a problem for so many people who have previously had to try to continuously hide their dark spots with make-up.
Thanks to About Face Brisbane’s advanced laser technology, the struggle is over! We can safely and effectively treat any size or shape of pigmentation blemishes such as freckles by combining a variety of treatments which are specifically tailored to your goals and skin type.
REMOVAL OF SKIN PIGMENTATION & FRECKLES
- Avoid direct sun exposure 2 weeks before & after
- Avoid vitamin A & prescription skincare for 1 week
- No products on skin for appointment (i.e. makeup, artificial tan, moisturiser)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Are Freckles?
Freckles are quite different from melasma although many people have both freckles and melasma. For more information on melasma, visit our Melasma Removal page.
What Are The Steps To Remove Freckles & Pigmentation?
The initial step of freckle removal treatment is performed by Dr Campey or Karen using our Medilite C6 laser on a low setting. The light energy from the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the freckles and converted to heat energy. This shatters the pigment. This heat energy has the added bonus of stimulating collagen and elastin production within the dermis (the deeper layer) of the skin, so not only will your freckles go away, you’ll experience some improvement in skin texture and fewer fine lines as well.
After this step is complete, Dr Campey or Karen then uses the KTP 532nm Laser. This reduces superficial pigmentation from the epidermis (top layer of the skin) and also removes any small, visible blood vessels. The results are dramatically reduced pigmentation, a more even skin tone and improved skin texture – all with no damage to the surrounding skin.
How Much Does It Cost?
An initial consultation is $65 (including GST).
One session of laser treatment to get rid of freckles or age spots starts at $150 (including GST) and increases with larger areas requiring treatment.
Payment plans are also available using both ZipPay and ZipMoney. Click here for more information.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some forms of pigment don’t always go as it is very hard to keep some areas of skin out of the sun completely and everyone is different so individual responses can vary. In saying this, all treated pigmentation will fade to a degree, and over time with the right protection and care it will improve.
Do Freckles Fade?
What Happens Before, During And After Treatment?
To ensure that your freckles can be safely treated by laser, we need to make sure they are benign (not cancerous), so you’ll need to see Dr Campey as the first step in removing your freckles. Dr Campey will examine your freckles and provide advice on whether laser treatment is the right option for you. If it’s not, there are other treatment options we can use, such as skin peels, to reduce pigmentation.
After your consultation with Dr Campey, if you want to proceed with treatment right away, you’ll need to have protected your skin from the sun for the two to three weeks prior to treatment.
You will sit comfortably on a treatment table in your own treatment room. You will be given safety glasses to wear during the treatment as a precaution for your eyes. Dr Campey or Karen will perform the two steps of the treatment by guiding the laser beam over the treatment area. The treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Immediately after treatment, your skin will feel slightly warm. It will look a little red and some pigmentation may appear darker (or lighter) and this will last anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on your individual skin response. Some people don’t show any of these signs but the pigmentation-fighting work is still happening within the skin and the results will show over time.
After laser freckle removal treatment there is no downtime, but you will need to:
- Keep your skin out of the sun. Any sun on the treated area (or not treated skin) can increase the pigmentation and reverse the effects of the treatment
- Wear a sunblock and hat at all times when outside
- This will be explained in detail during your pre-treatment consultation with Dr Campey. We’ll also give you some take-home information as well
You will need to wait four weeks before your next laser freckle removal treatment. This is because the skin repairs and turns over new cells every four weeks.