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Freckles & Pigmentation

Posted on February 10 2015


Growing up, I hated my freckles and wanted so badly to mask them. I’d try every foundation and powder in my mother’s vanity until the entire surface of my face was covered and I resembled Casper the Friendly Ghost even more than my naturally pale Irish skin would normally. Then, there were the old wives tales—namely, that rubbing a lemon or buttermilk on your cheeks would get rid of your freckles. Needless to say, 20 years later, I still had a face full of them, but after recent laser therapy these  “angel kisses.” are disappearing, thanks to the expertise of Michelle Doolan our expert in skin and pigmentation!

With time the natural colour of your skin can change in some areas – with freckles and dark patches forming.  Sunlight and genetics are the primary causes for pigmentation and some people (such as fair skinned people) are more susceptible than others.


The laser treatments available at Luminosity Skin and Laser Clinic can treat different types of pigmentation including:

  • Freckles/sunspots
  • Some birthmarks
  • Age spots/liver spots
  • Pigmentation caused by pregnancy

For the best results for your individual skin type and pigmentation we use the SP Dynamis laser. This laser enables treatment using varying wavelengths for different depths of treatment depending on the type of pigmentation that you suffer from.

Maintaining your skin after treatment

After treatment it’s important that you avoid strong sunlight and UV lights for at least the following week or for as long as possible. This will minimise irritation and allow the skin to heal. After this period of time it’s important that you apply sunblock whenever you go out into the sun. We also recommend wearing a hat and other coverings if you wish for treatment to last for as long as possible.

It’s extremely important to take care of your skin after you receive a cosmetic laser treatment for pigmentation. Receiving these treatments is an investment in your appearance and in order to make the most out of your refreshed appearance for as long as possible it’s important to take care of your skin.

Call us today for a free skin consult on 5221 7676 or book online

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