Laser Toning Korea Guide 2019: How It Works
Laser Toning aka laser treatment is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments in Korea for removing dark stains especially in Asian skin type as well as treating pigmentation like blemishes and black spots etc.
This treatment uses laser beams to penetrate inside the specific layers of the skin and break apart pigments.
Laser toning can effectively treat melasma, sun spots, acne scars, and other conditions that affect the skin’s pigmentation.
The process then results in creating excess pigmentation and leftover particles to clear away discolouration. Initially, laser treatment started by some Korean Doctors as an experiment on a few Korean patients in treating melasma.
What is Skin Pigmentation?
Pigmentation is a term to refer to the phenomenon of skin colouring. Human skin is made up of cells that produce a pigment called melanin.
The colouring of the skin depends on the production of melanin. So if our skin is producing more melanin we would look darker, if less vice-versa.
The melanin-producing cells are damaged due to long exposure to sunlight, or any other disease and pigmentation of the skin take place.
If skin started to produce a lot of melanin, this will make the skin look darker. This is called hyperpigmentation while, if the melanin production gets altered and it starts to create less melanin then discolouration of the skin takes place. It’s known as hypopigmentation.
Laser toning is a very popular treatment in Korea to cure acne and other skin related problems.
Right Candidate for Laser Toning:
Laser toning is right for you if you are someone:
who wanted to lighten skin tone
have skin pigmentation, melasma or blemishes
have acne scars
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How does laser toning work?
Laser toning works by heating the targeted tissue without destroying it permanently. The laser beams trigger the body to create more collagen. The human body’s immune system process excess pigmentation and leftover particles to clear the scar or the dark spots after the treatment.
Some dermatologists do suggest people avoid sun exposure before laser toning treatment but there’s nothing else you have to worry about.
A topical analgesic or local anaesthetic is applied to reduce pain or discomfort during the procedure, but most patients don’t encounter any notable pain.
How long is the procedure
Laser toning takes around 20 minutes to a maximum of 1 hour to complete the treatment.
After laser toning, you can immediately return to your regular activities. However, you might be advised to avoid continued exposure to the sun. Using a sunscreen of SPF 30 is recommendable after the laser treatment.
Is there any side effect of Laser Toning?
Laser toning is a safe process but there are some instances which record hypopigmentation as the side effects. Hypopigmentation is the opposite of Hyperpigmentation, and alter the natural process of melanin production.
How to find the best clinics for laser toning in Korea?
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*NOTE: The article is for general information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.