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I have PIGMENTATION what should I do?

If you are a regular YouTuber you will have no doubt surfed the many different beauty treatments to see what actually happens within the beauty industry.  Medical Grade Skin peels are just one. Photos of people with their skin peeling off then a later photo with a brand new smooth complexion are everywhere, in addition to testimonials of the amazing results. Although not as dramatic or as cataclysmic as Samantha from Sex in the City, this proven treatment has been successful with many people with Hypopigmentation and Melasma as well as sun spots and unwanted freckles.

Medical Grade Skin Peels are a skin-resurfacing treatment: it removes dead skin cells, uncovering a ‘new’ layer of skin that appears smoother and more vibrant. As a result, it softens fine lines, minimizes superficial ‘age’ spots and other skin discolorations, and generally improves the tone and texture of your skin. Medical Grade Skin Peels are also very popular for diminishing the appearance of acne scars.”  This treatment is also good for all skin tones, including darker tones.

The treatment usually takes about fifteen to thirty minutes.  What happens next is where all the shocking “skin-melting” photos are coming from.  A few days after the treatment your skin will tighten, darken and begin to crack and peel for the next four to seven days.  Then a brand new layer of skin emerges.  The new layer of skin will be very vulnerable to sunburn so patients have to diligently protect their skin with good sunscreen . See progressive pics of one of our clients below..

Pre-Peel

Day after Treatment

Day 7

 

While home peel kits are sold, they are usually lower in strength.  It is still highly recommended to have this procedure performed by a clinician, especially with high strength Medical Grade Skin Peels.

Call Us TODAY on 52217676 or book online at www.lumniosityskin.com.au

Squeezing Zits: Paperbag, Picker or Pro!

Geelong Acne Experts

 

Have you ever had a zit so big, it could have its own postcode? Or a huge blinder that could be mistaken for your twin? There are all sorts of reasons why we get pimples, and coming from a family of "excited squeezers" I have come to recognise that not all should be squeezed. Michelle Doolan who is one of our experts in skin has a few squeezing tips for you!

 

Hi Girls

There are so many myths out there regarding pimple popping I thought we would get right into the heart of the matter.

Does popping a pimple make it better or worse?

At first glance, that zit you have has a number of traits including compromised skin shedding, blockage of the pores and inflammation.

So given these circumstances, what will happen after you pop the zit? Well, you will create a mess and after that your skin will need to start the repair process.

Wounds heal in a series of steps. The bleeding must stop, inflammation starts to disinfect the area, this inflammation causes more cells will grow to replace the damaged ones and then finally the skin will begin to renew itself.

So, when you squeeze a zit, you immediately trigger more of the traits of acne, which include inflammation. Not only this but squeezing affects multiple pores located next to you target pimple to pop.

This leads us to another cause of acne. Premature breaking of a pore that is congested with excess oils and proteins. Busting such a pore promotes the inflammation response to remove the oils and proteins from surrounding tissues. Yes, this means more zits!

What we call the pustule is actually keeping the bacteria nice and contained.. When you puncture the pimple's outer skin, the bacterial infection oozes out. If the bacteria contained in that pus lands inside other pores, it can lead to more pimples.

There's another risk. Poke, pick, prick, and prod a pimple, and you can force the debris and bacteria even deeper into your skin. You may also introduce new kinds of bacteria from your finger into the zit. That can cause the pimple to become more red, inflamed, swollen and infected, and may even lead to permanent scarring.

Bottom line... It's best to let a pimple run through its life span.

Left alone, a blemish will heal itself in 3 to 7 days. Popped improperly, it can linger for weeks or even lead to scarring.

How Pros Pop Pimples

Dermatologists and well-trained estheticians know how to pop a pimple safely. They wear gloves and lance a pimple with a sterile needle, then remove the contents with an instrument called a comedone extractor.

So, popping a pimple is best left to the pros. But let's face it. Sometimes, it can be tough to resist the temptation to squeeze the pus out of that bright red zit on your cheek, chin, or nose.

Call Luminosity today on 52217676 for a free consult on your skin or to talk about your acne concerns. 

Freckles & Pigmentation

 

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.

Treatment

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 522217676 or book online at www.luminosityskin.com.au.