Pigmentation & Redness
Our skin can become discoloured by both redness and pigmentation as we age. Reducing redness and pigmentation using a variety of treatments help improve skin clarity and improve complexion. Our team can develop a personalised skin plan to build your way back to luminous skin.
Pigmentation, Freckles and Sunspots
Even your skin tone by treating brown spots and stubborn pigment.
What is it?
Pigmentation appears as darkened spots on the skin's surface. We see it in the form of freckles, brown spots, sun spots, or chronic blotches (melasma) covering most of the face. As we age, these pigmented lesions become more pronounced and darker. As a result, the freckles that looked cute on you as a kid may now seem like more melanin deposits reminding you of too much time spent in the sun.
This pigmentation, whether sun or hormonal induced, can be difficult to hide and the source of much stress and anxiety. The good news is that we can help with the rapid and permanent removal of any uneven colouring.
How do we treat it?
Our skin experts treat darkened spots to even out skintone by attacking pigmentation on multiple fronts.
We use advanced laser technology to break down the pigment and melanin into micro-particles, which results in the lightening and removing the dark spots we see on the skin. The lasers we have at our disposal include Dual Yellow Laser, Cutero xeo and Candela Vbeam.
For optimal results, or for a less aggressive approach, we pair this treatment with medi-peels, masks and facials to further brighten the skin.
The final element is the prescription of medical-grade skincare products. A personalised skincare prescription plan will actively work to brighten and even skin tone, and stop the development of pigment over the long term. Medicare rebates may apply.
What can we treat?
Most types of pigmentation can be treated using a variety of techniques. Common treatment concerns include freckles, sun spots, age spots, benign moles, birthmarks and skin tags. What if I have darker skin? We treat a large variety of patients from different backgrounds and ethnicity. Contrary to popular belief, pigmentation in darker skin types can be treated effectively. We proceed in a slow and cautious way, following strict guidelines that ensure best outcomes with minimal risk of complications. Generally, in darker skin types, we start with topical, take home skin care treatments first, then proceed to laser treatments if required. This is the safest approach.
Broken capillaries are small red vessels often found on the cheeks and nose. While they won't disappear or fade on their own, the good news is that they are easily treated.
What are they?
Broken capillaries, or spider veins, occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin dilate. The small build up of blood which occurs is the redness you see on the skin's surface. Over time, if left untreated, these vessels will continue to dilate and become more noticable.
How do we treat it?
Treatment of broken capillaries is a two-phase process - repairing existing damage and preventing further damage.
To effectively reach and collapse all of the broken capillaries, which can be spread across multiple layers of the epidermis & dermis, a number of different types of treatments may be needed. Treatments include laser & IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments.
We recommend booking in for a consult with one of our experts, who will cater the treatment to you you and your skin, as well as development a treatment plan for your skin care moving forward.
Medicare rebates may apply
It is important to us that we use the best & latest & scientifically proven technology. To find out more about our technology see below:
- IPL - Limelight, Acutip
- Laser - Dual Yellow Laser, Cutero xeo, Candela Vbeam, Laser Genesis
Rosacea and Port Wine Stains
Discolorations of the skins such as redness from rosacea, age spots or other vascular abnormalities such as port wine stains can all be effectively treated here at Sanctum. We recommend a course of laser treatments in conjunction with Healites and Microderms to increase the healing process. The frequency and number of treatments will depend of the patient’s skin type but can be established at an initial consultation.
Medicare rebates may apply.