The one change you hate after your move to dazzling Dubai, is that your skin has changed in texture and health quite dramatically. You used to have youthful, smooth skin. Now you have a dull, mottled visage that makes you look older and perpetually tired. What can you do about it? This article provides the answers.
Has your complexion become mottled?
A ‘mottled’ complexion is one that has uneven skin tone, random spots, dull patches and excessive oiliness. Have you noticed this about your skin after your move to Dubai? It can be brought on by a multitude of factors, sometimes a combination of them: age, sunlight exposure, genetics, poor skin health, lack of hydration, lack of nutrition, use of antibiotics, etc.
Mostly, the problem occurs due to exposure of the skin to the Sun’s harmful UV rays. These change the composition of the skin, especially the content of melanin in it. Melanin protects the skin by absorbing the effects of the UV rays, and grows in proportion to the UVA and UVB rays already absorbed by the skin. However, melanin is also a pigment that gives skin its colour – so uneven melanin increase can result in visible dark spots on the skin. This is known as a ‘mottled complexion’.
If this has happened to you after you moved to Dubai, then you need not worry about it endlessly. It is not a permanent problem and there is a good solution in the form of Q-Switch laser treatment.
What is the Q-Switch Laser treatment?
A revolutionary treatment practiced at leading beauty care clinics in Dubai and UAE, the Q-Switch Laser treatment is aimed at reducing and removing pigmentation or localised colour on the skin. It treats both large and small areas of the skin, on the face, neck, chest, arms and legs.
- The Q-Switch laser treatment removes not just pigmentation and age spots, but also tattoos and dark patches on the face, underarms, folds of skin under the breast and buttocks, etc. It is also used in conjunction with other treatments like chemical peels for skin lightening and rejuvenation, and also lip enhancement to make darker lips appear brighter and fresher.
- Apart from these, it has other applications in medicine, such as skin issues ranging from Becker’s Nevus to café au lait spots, and from acquired bilateral nevus macules to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Leading skin care clinics in Dubai offer the Q-Switch Laser treatment using state-of-the-art technology and modern science. If you have a mottled complexion or other skin concerns, you must certainly book an appointment to know more about this treatment.
How it works…
Using Q-Switching, the doctor uses a dual light wavelength from an optical switch, on the targeted area of the skin. One is a green light that treats the skin’s upper layer, and the other is an infrared light that penetrates deep into the dermis.
Using short bursts or pulses, the light energy enters the skin and gets converted into heat. The heat causes the excess melanin to fragment and get reabsorbed into the skin. Once reabsorbed, the body releases the excess melanin using its own lymphatic systems.
When the excess melanin is removed, the pigmentation spots on the skin are also removed. However, some people might need a few repeat sessions, spaced a few weeks apart from each other, to remove all the dark spots and patches completely.
Meanwhile, the process also encourages collagen production in the skin. Collagen is the primary building block of the skin and a valuable protein. A healthy proportion of collagen in the skin leads to firmer, more radiant and suppler skin. Thus, the Q-Switch laser treatment also results in younger looking skin that glows with health.
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However, a cautionary word before you book your appointment for this procedure: do ensure that you approach a leading skin and beauty care clinic with the best doctors only. This treatment cannot and should not be administered by an inexperienced doctor or technician. There are a few post-procedure care instructions you must take on board before undergoing this treatment, so be sure to ask the doctor about possible side effects and what you can do about them.