Dual Yellow Laser Treatment
What is the Dual Yellow Laser?
Dual Yellow Laser uses green and yellow light to effectively treat acne, vascular conditions and hyperpigmentation. Yellow light targets acne-causing bacteria in the skin and boosts collagen production, reducing the recurrence and appearance of acne. In additional to that Yellow light reduces the VGEF production from the capillaries to reduce the appearance of melasma. Green light targets melanin and breaks it down more effectively, leading to reduced appearance of hyperpigmentation in fewer sessions as compared to traditional lasers. This is because yellow and green light is more easily absorbed by the pigmentation-causing melanin and pigmentation-triggering hemoglobin, thus more effectively reducing pigmentation by correcting the root cause of hyperpigmentation.
How does the Dual Yellow Laser work?
To treat acne, the yellow light is the primary light required as it penetrates deeply into the skin to kill the root cause of acne, which is acne-causing bacteria. The laser also shrinks the sebaceous glands, which produces oil that traps the dirt and bacteria that causes acne under the skin, as well as blood vessels, which reduces the appearance of inflammation caused by blood vessels near the surface of the skin having a response to the breakout. This effectively reduces the root cause of acne to stabilise any active breakouts and reduce the chances for recurrence. Dual yellow laser also comes with a 10mm scanner for acne red marks, red marks are expected to fade faster after the treatment.
Treatment for Pigmentary Conditions
The green light is primarily used to treat pigmentary issues such as freckles, age spots and melasma, as it is easily absorbed by melanin particles which cause pigmentation. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the melanin, causing it to shatter into tiny pieces which can then be easily absorbed by the body’s immune system, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The gentle heat from the laser also boosts collagen production and cell regeneration, leading to effective reduction of pigmentation. Traditional ablative lasers use energy to remove the top layer of skin to achieve the same effect, but the Dual Yellow laser treats the root cause of pigmentation and has the same effect without the same need for downtime or as many sessions as traditional lasers. It is also gentler on the skin and limits the harm to surrounding tissue as compared to traditional lasers. It is particularly effective against melasma, because it reduces the activity of the dysfunctional capillaries that contributes to the darkening of melasma.
Skin Brightening and Rejuvenation
Dual yellow laser has a new Shining bright 5mm hand piece. It offers superior result in the treatment of the dermal melasma, skin rejuvenation and brightening. The bigger 5mm handpiece offers deeper penetration of the laser light and energy as compare to the traditional 1mm handpiece, making it an effective yet safe and soothing treatment. It offers more superior result, longer lasting brightening and skin radiance in one single treatment.
FAQ - Session duration, treatment process and downtime
How long does each session typically take?
Each session typically takes around 10 to 15 minutes, excluding the time for soothing creams and numbing.
What is the treatment process like?
In most cases numbing is not required, many patients describe the treatment as being fairly mild and tolerable. Tingling sensation might be expected when the laser is scanning the acne red marks.
How many sessions does it typically take to see my desired results?
The number of sessions depends on the patient’s skin condition and the severity of their skin concern, but it typically takes around three to six sessions with two to three weeks interval to get the desired effect.
What is downtime like?
There is minimal downtime, with most patients only seeing some redness that should disappear within hours. Patients will likely be able to go about their day with little worry.