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What Is Laser Toning and How Can It Help? (Tokyo, Japan)
Time to bid farewell to those dark spots with Laser Toning.
By Kath Wong | January 21 2020
Laser Toning, or often known as laser treatment is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments used for removing dark stains especially in Asian skin type, as well as treating pigmented areas such as blemishes and black spots.
The treatment utilizes laser beams to penetrate specific layers inside of skin to break pigments apart. Laser toning can effectively treat melasma, sun spots, acne scars, and other conditions that affect the skin’s pigmentation.
What is Skin Pigmentation?
Pigmentation is another word for skin colouring. Human skin is made up of cells that produce a pigment called melanin and the colouring of the skin depends on the production of melanin. If our skin is producing more melanin, we would look darker, and vice versa.
Long hours of exposure to sunlight can damage the melanin-producing cells, in which skin might start to produce a lot of melanin, and thus will make the skin look darker. The result of it is called hyperpigmentation. On the other hand when the melanin production gets altered and it starts to create less melanin, discolouration of the skin takes place and is known as hypopigmentation. Laser toning can be performed to fix the problem.
How does laser toning work?
Laser toning works by heating the targeted tissue without any permanent damage. The beams trigger the body to create more collagen and thus the body’s immune system process the excess pigmentation as well as the leftover particles to clear the scar or the dark spots after the treatment.
Some dermatologists do suggest people avoid sun exposure before laser toning treatment, and wearing sunscreen after getting the treatment is a must. A topical analgesic or local anaesthetic would be applied to reduce pain or discomfort during the procedure, but most patients don’t encounter any notable pain.
Benefits of Laser Toning
・Suitable for all skin types
・Safe procedure without tissue injury
・Compatible with some other cosmetic treatments
・Ongoing improvement over several months after treatment
Treatment may not be suitable if you are:
・Prone to seizures triggered by light
・Have experienced abnormal wound healing or keloid scarring
・Treatment area is infected
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