Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I have recently seen three pigmentation patches come up on my skin (after being pregnant) and have had one patch which has been there for years and is slightly raised. A dermatologist has told me that the longer term skin discoloration can be easily removed. Is this something that the Medlite treatment can remove along with the small discolorations? Also, could you please provide treatment details including cost.
Pregnancy does induce a lot of hormones that tend to bring out pigmentation like freckles and melasma. The first step is to determine if there is anything sinister about the pigmentation/lesion, and this needs the attention of a doctor specialising in this . If the problem is suitable for laser treatment, there are a few options, including the Medlite laser. There are also other lasers we have that can treat pigmentation, but it really depends on what sort of pigmentation you have, and your skin type. The costs will also depend on this, as well as the areas treated.