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How to improve pigmentation and skin texture

Author: Dr Isolde Hertess 2-minute read
How to improve pigmentation and skin texture

How to improve skin pigmentation and texture

How to improve pigmentation and skin texture depends on the type of treatment you choose. Improving skin pigmentation and texture can involve a combination of skincare routines, lifestyle changes, and medical treatments.

These include:

  • Sun Protection
  • Topical Treatments
  • Hydration
  • Healthy Diet
  • Exfoliation
  • Professional Treatments
  • Hydroquinone
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Consistency with all of the above

Considering procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, micro-needling, or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, can target pigmentation irregularities and improve skin texture under the guidance of a dermatologist or aesthetician.

CoolPeel Laser and DOT Therapy Fractional Laser are innovative and transformative laser treatments offered at Dr Hertess Plastic Surgery. Laser skin resurfacing for skin texture, pigmentation and wrinkles can rejuvenate your complexion and improve the overall structure of the skin. These skin resurfacing treatments will help to eliminate discolouration, surface pigmentation, sun spots and sun damage.

What is the best laser treatment for pigmentation? 

CoolPeel Laser

CoolPeel laser is an advanced skincare procedure that harnesses the power of fractional CO2 technology to revitalize the skin. Unlike traditional CO2 lasers, CoolPeel delivers controlled energy pulses in a fractionated pattern, specifically targeting the outermost layer of the skin. 

Skin resurfacing treatments for pigment like CoolPeel laser will effectively improve the appearance of pigmentation and skin texture. If these two things are your major concern, this treatment is appropriate for you. 

What sets CoolPeel apart is its ability to achieve remarkable results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Patients experience smoother, more youthful-looking skin without the prolonged recovery associated with conventional CO2 lasers. 

This innovative approach makes CoolPeel a preferred choice of skin resurfacing treatments for pigment. An effective choice for individuals seeking visible skin rejuvenation with low down time, enhanced comfort and convenience.


DOT Therapy

So what is the best laser treatment for pigmentation?
It could be argued that it is DOT Therapy laser, as it is slightly more invasive and robust than CoolPeel laser. However they both have their place and will suit different patients and their individual needs or lifestyles. 

DOT Therapy laser is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment utilizing fractional CO2 laser technology. It works by creating thousands of tiny micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and triggering the body's natural healing process. 

This results in smoother texture, improved tone, and reduction of pigmentation. The "DOT" refers to the precise pattern in which the laser delivers energy, allowing for customized treatments that can target specific areas or patches of pigment. 

DOT Therapy can address a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation, with minimal downtime compared to traditional laser resurfacing techniques.


Does pigmentation come back after laser?

Pigmentation can return after having skin resurfacing treatments. It’s important to understand that skin tone and health is ongoing maintenance, there is no permanent solution to discolouration and irregular texture.

You will need multiple sessions of laser skin resurfacing for skin texture and pigmentation to see optimal results. After your first round of treatment it is crucial to protect the skin from UV rays, and use the aftercare products provided by Dr Hertess. This will help to prevent the return of pigment. 

In a lot of cases, you will need to return in 6-12 months for maintenance treatments. 

Skin resurfacing treatments for pigment - aftercare 

  • Maintain hygiene by keeping the area clean and dry
  • Apply the skincare products provided by Dr Hertess following your treatment
  • Use sun protection when you spend time outside, this includes sunscreen and a hat
  • Do not pick or scratch the area when it is healing
  • Directly after treatment, avoid exercise or activities that will heat up the body 

If you are asking “how to improve pigmentation and skin texture” you will need to understand the options available to you and speak to Dr Hertess on what is the appropriate treatment. Results from skincare routines and treatments take time, so be patient and consistent with your efforts.

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Dr Isolde Hertess

Dr Isolde Hertess