Hyperpigmentary Lesions - Or-Light photo-regeneration

orlight_footerOr-Light photo-regeneration is the most effective square pulsed light treatment against hyperpigmentary lesions. This is the latest technology of aesthetic therapies and acts deep into the skin, providing faster results than depigmentation creams, skin abrasion or chemical peeling.

The SPL photo-regeneration effectively treats superficial hyperpigmentation (sunburns), lentigo (senile freckles), ephelides (freckles) or melasma.

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How does it work?

Square pulsed light (with wavelength between 400 and 1000 nanometers) induces a high temperature to the deep tissues, to treat the problem from the inside out. Under the action of square pulsed light, the temperature increases up to 40-42 degrees on the skin surface, while on the inside of the tissue it reaches up to 60-65 degrees. The SPL photo-regeneration treatment is based on selective photo-thermolisis principle, property of the melanin in the pigmentary lesion to absorb luminous light converted to heat at skin level, without aiming at surrounding tegumentary structures, boosting the activity of the cells. The wavelength used for this treatment focuses on accumulations of melanin, which it breaks and exfoliates.

Moreover, the intracellular metabolism is much more enhanced, and the synthesis of elastin and collagen is accelerated, which leads to health and skin quality improvement.

The photo-regeneration treatment is a process that shows immediate results, it is not traumatic for the tegument and leads to the destruction of the melanin pigment on the pigmented spot and evens skin colour.

Steps of the procedure

  1. The area exposed to the procedure will be purified and disinfected
  2. The doctor will set the intensity during the treatment. Generally, the intensity of the first session is lower, but it will increase throughout the sessions
  3. Before the procedure, the treated area will be covered with a special gel, which aims at protecting the skin, but also at conducting square pulsed light.
  4. The doctor will use the applicator on the affected area, and during the treatment both the therapist and the patient will wear protective glasses
  5. Finally, apply an SPF cream to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Photo-regeneration is a fast procedure – the applicator emits a pulse per second. The pain felt is low, and many patients describe it as a fast heat impulse.

 

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What happens after the treatment?

  • Immediately after the treatment, it is possible for a slight sensation of burn to appear (similar to the post-solar one), possibly accompanied by a slight oedema of the area. The phenomena disappear within 2-24 hours. Ice can be applied on the treated area to reduce discomfort.
  • After the photo-regeneration treatment, pigmented lesions can be slightly uneven and dark-coloured.
  • The pigmented lesion will change its colour progressively during the next 24-48 hours (dark brown or even black), it will progress and small scalls will form, which will fall during the next 10-21 hours, when the lesion will depigment.


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