Pigmentation is brought about by melanin, which determines the coloration of the skin. Pigmentation disorders can lead to uneven skin tones, lightening (hypopigmentation) or darkening (hyperpigmentation) of the skin. These disorders are common because of the stressful lifestyles, excessive exposure to harmful sunrays and pollutants.
There are various ways of curing pigmentation disorders like home remedies, cosmetic procedures, and taking basic precautions like avoiding excess exposure to sunlight and pollution. For more severe cases of pigmentation, procedures such as laser toning deliver effective and visible results.
Laser rays are emitted on the affected area, which help to target melanin cells under the skin surface. The intense laser rays get converted to heat and work to unclog pores and clustered melanin cells. Laser beams trigger the creation of more collagen in the body. Laser toning brings an evenness of skin tone and cures pigmentation disorders.
Laser toning helps to counter the effects of redness and blotched skin, pigmented skin, hyperpigmentation and rosacea. It also brings a change in the area treated by removing fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
There are certain risks associated with the usage of laser rays on skin. Patients may experience scarring, eruption of acne, itchiness or redness of skin, inflammation of skin and possible infections after treatment. It is always advisable to undergo patch tests to verify the possibility of side effects that could arise later.
Laser toning for curing pigmentation is one of the most safest and effective methods. It brings faster results as compares to traditional home remedies. It is a non-invasive procedure and brings minimal damage to the skin surface and underlying tissue.
As laser toing is a relatively simple procedure, there is no downtime required after the treatment. Basic care like avoiding harsh sunlight and using protective sunscreen are essential to help any adverse reaction on the skin.
Laser toning is not an elaborate procedure. It can be completed in a single sitting of around 20 minutes to 1 hour. Normal activities can be resumed after the treatment. A topical ointment can be applied post procedure to alleviate any pain that could arise for some patients.