Smooth, soft, flawless and even-toned skin is priceless. In fact, most of us go cray on the beauty aisle buying creams, lotions and other potions that promise to zap blemishes, smoothen and even out or whiten skin.
However, there are times when these are not enough, especially when it comes to fixing discolorations such as acne scars, age spots, sun spots, melasma, birthmarks and even, tattoos. Now you can indulge in the best skin treatments without making a dent on your budget with SkinStation’s affordable offerings.
The Philippines’ leading clinic in painless diode laser hair removal (LHR) also offers DERMAX MedLight laser, a non-invasive treatment powered by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that rejuvenates skin, targets and corrects pigmentation and age spots, and removes birthmarks and tattoos. And the best part is, you can avail of this premium treatment at an affordable price. Although one session would typically cost P7,000, SkinStation offers packages wherein prices start at P5,000 per session only.
If you’re still skeptical, read on as we discuss the top three common skin discoloration problems that could use the help of MedLight:
- Melasma. Commonly found among Asian women, melasma is considered to be the most difficult to treat among hyperpigmentation cases. It usually manifests itself in the form of dark patches on the face. It is associated with age, hormonal factors, stress, genetic predisposition, pregnancy, use of oral contraception and sun exposure. While topical treatments such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinol and TCA are commonly used, it’s not enough.
- Birthmarks. Nobody knows what causes birthmarks which can have a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Another type of birthmark is the port-wine stain which are red or purple marks that commonly affect the face and neck. They are caused by abnormal bleeding of blood vessels in the affected area. If left untreated they eventually get darker.
- Tattoos. About 20% to 30% of inked people regret getting a tattoo – from decorative to cosmetic tattoos such as eyebrow, eyeliner and lip stain tattoos. Other methods of removing these marks involve surgery or the use of acid which could damage the skin.
The DERMAX MedLight laser has been proven to effectively treat melasma, birthmarks, tattoos and other skin discolorations. For melasma treatment, the MedLight laser creates an invisible beam of light that is pulsed repeatedly at a fraction of a second. The pigments in the dark patches of the skin are fragmented and reabsorbed over a six- to eight-week period. The treatment is simple, non-invasive, with minimal risk and recovery time.
For tattoo removal and treatment of birthmarks, the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is commonly used as it delivers laser beam at 1064 nm for dark ink and 532 nm for colored ink. Micro-adjustments for spot size and depth can be done. Treatment may take between three to six sessions, depending on the depth of the tattoo and the inks used.
Meanwhile, for birthmark treatment, patients can expect a slight temporary bruising or crusting for about seven to 10 days. After that, the marks will noticeably fade. You may need to book several sessions of MedLight laser treatment depending on the size of the birthmark. For those with port-wine stains, getting a laser therapy at a young age leads to better results. However, not all types of birthmarks can be treated with laser; in some cases, surgery may be required.
For more information about the DERMAX MedLight laser treatment and other SkinStation promos, check out and follow SkinStation’s Facebook page or visit any SkinStation branch near you. You can also schedule a FREE doctor’s consultation. Just call (02) 405-5790, 0925 525 8323 for Sun subscribers, or 0917 583 GLOW (4569) for Globe.