With the Picolaser we can remove pigmented spots, both on the face and on the body. Brown spots caused by the sun are usually seen on the face, but sometimes also on the hands, the neck or the décolleté. The Picolaser is a pigment laser and is currently the best laser on the market that can reduce these spots. We treat the whole face, neck or décolleté in various “passes”. It makes the more even again. It also improves the texture of the skin and rejuvenates the skin by producing collagen. The skin strengthens and gets a beautiful glow. The treatment is virtually painless and afterwards gives a redness that lasts about an hour to 1 day. This way the entire skin is treated without unnecessary heat build-up. This treatment is also safe for dark skin types and melasma.

Many sunspots are completely gone in 1 treatment!

Which indications can be treated?

  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Age spots (lentigo solaris)
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark spots)
  • Dark spots in the armpits or groin area
  • Postinflammatoire hyperpigmentation (pigment after a wound)
  • Poikiloderma van Civatte (pigment in the neck)
  • Vasculaire melasma
  • Naevus van Ota
  • Freckles (epheliden)
  • Café au lait spot
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Acanthosis nigricans (folds)
  • Solaire elastosis (sun damage, actinic damage)

How does a laser treatment for pigmented spots work?

The Picolaser produces light with very high energy (wavelength 532nm or 1064nm). The puls of very short duration is split up and absorbed the pigment in the ski due to the specific wavelength, after which it is very selectively destroyed. The laser is very selective and does not damage other structures in the skin. It also gives a photo-acoustic effect. It therefore improves the skin complexion and produces collagen. This has a skin rejuvenating effect.

Picolaser for Melasma

The Picolaser is extremely suitable for treating melasma. The aim of the laser treatment is to tackle the excess pigment, both superficially and deeper. The Picolaser features the PicoFractional handpiece; a fractionated method in which the laser beam is split into small laser beams. This is a very safe method which can treat all skin types.

On average 1 to 5 treatment are needed to reduce the pigment. In addition to the laser treatment we always recommend the using the pigment-inhibiting serum from MeLine to inhibit the pigment at home after the treatment. After the treatment, the skin may temporarily darken slightly, which, with the excess of pigment in the skin, flakes off in 2 to 6 weeks or is cleared up in the deeper layers.

Natuurlijk resultaat

“Gewoon geweldig. Ik heb fillers in mijn gezicht en wat een verschil en zo natuurlijk. Ze zijn daar super aardig en leggen alles goed uit. Ik heb het volste vertrouwen in mijn volgende behandeling om pigmentvlekken te verwijderen.”

Sandra

During the first intake we will determine whether your skin is suitable for this treatment and what you can expect as a result. A photo is taken with the Observ, a skin analysis device that properly captures the pigment in the skin on a photo. In this way, the result is easily measurable and we can evaluate the process in the meantime. There will be certain conditions which we will discuss with you:en:
- Your skin can not be tanned from the sun, sunbeds or a tanning lotion. A laser treatment on tanned skin can cause light or dark spots. After the treatment, it is therefore importent to protect the skin against sunlight for 6 weeks with a sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 30. Preferably several times a day. This helps to prevent discoloration of the skin. This is of course less necessary when there is little sunlight during the day.
- Some medicines make the skin more sensitive to light, which can cause blisters or scarring. Antibiotica, among others, can cause photosensitivity. It is therefore important to report your medication use.

We ask that you do not apply any camouflage creams to the skin area to be treated on the day of the treatment. These creams block laser beams, making the treatment less effective. You will be given glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. We choose the right settings, tailored to your skin type and pigmented spots. The treatment can be sensitive, it feels like a warm rubber band hitting the skin like "stings". This is usually well tolerated. you can safely take a painkiller one hour before the treatment, but usually this will not be necessary.

We cool the skin to get the heat out. There will arise some redness and swelling of the treated area. In order to reduce this we recommend to cool the skin multiple times that same day for ten minutes each time. Small crusts or flakes may develop in the days after the treatment that will come off on their own. First, the pigmented spots will become considerably darker. You should definitely not scratch these crusts or flakes because it can cause scarring and infection. After the treatment the skin will be vulnerable and therefore needs to be treated carefully. Leave the skin alone as much as possible. You can carefully wash the skin but make sure to gently pat the face dry. Until one week after the treatment, activities that stimulate the skin circulation (sports, sauna, hot tubs, etc.) are not recommended.

The aim of the treatment is to reduce brown discolorations of the skin such as age spots, sun spots and melasma and to even out the skintone. A pigment decrease of 50% – 95% can be expected depending on the depth of the pigment. Superficial pigment spots will generally require 1 to 3 treatments to disappear. Deeper pigments sometimes need more treatments. Treatments take place at 6 week intervals. Some stains do not react or only partially react, even after several treatments. It is important to avoid factors that promote the return of the excessive pigmentation (such as sun exposure), even if the spots have initially disappeared.

The number of required treatments depends, among other things, on the size of the condition. The amount and depth of the pigment to be lasered is also important. For the face, we need an average of 1-3 treatments. Some abnormalities require more treatments.  

The frequency of treatments depends on the healing process of the skin. Usually 6 weeks are used between the treatments so that we can properly assess the result of the previous treatment.

Sometimes a pigment laser treatment of the face can be reimbursed by your health insurer from the supplementary insurance. You can obtain information about this from your own health insurer. Huidkliniek Twente is affiliated with the "Nederlandse Vereniging van Huidtherapeuten" and all of our skin therapists are registered in the "Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici". You will always receive a quote in advance during the intake. Click here for more information about reimbursements.

You will find our prices at this page. These are the prices for one treatment.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us!

BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS PIGMENT LASER TREATMENTS

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