Freckles, moles, old age spots, solar lentigos (freckle-like lesions induced by the sun), chronological and photo ageing are all causes of irregular hyperpigmentation. Before cosmetic treatment of this problem is undertaken, it is essential to first seek the advice of a dermatologist who can exclude any sinister problems (eg abnormal mole) prior to cosmetic treatment.
Laser Pigment Reduction at Northern Sydney Dermatology
Northern Sydney Dermatology use a variety of lasers which treat pigmented lesions, age spots and freckles.
How is pigmentation treated?
This depends on the type of pigmentation that you have. There are many different types of pigment reduction treatments available which include:
- Topical bleaching agents (eg Kojic acid, tretinoin ar azelaic acid)
- Chemical bleaching (eg lactic acid chemical peels)
- Laser pigment reduction
- Combination treatment: often a combination approach is used depending on the type of pigmentation being treated