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Aglow with gold

THE ASIAN AGE. | DR BATUL PATEL
Published : Dec 19, 2017, 12:37 am IST
Updated : Dec 19, 2017, 12:37 am IST

For all those suffering from red acne marks, scars and flushing, gold toning is here to give your skin the glow it needs this season.

A file picture of Jennifer Lawrence used for representational purposes only.
 A file picture of Jennifer Lawrence used for representational purposes only.

Gold toning is a next generation laser treatment using an advanced Q switched laser with wavelength 595 nm that treats erythema, redness and facial flushing. It is a safe technology which works on the principle of normalising the blood vessels rather than complete destruction of the abnormal blood vessels. It helps to reduce the redness without any downtime, no side effects and is a non-invasive procedure.

This procedure is given the name Gold Toning since the wavelength of the laser light used for redness is in 595 nm  wavelength and the light emitted has a golden colour.

This treatment can be used to reduce facial skin redness, face flushing and blushing, post laser redness, post acne redness, improvement in red inflamed acne, reduction of acne scar redness.

The procedure is painless, non-invasive, safe with no downtime. When the patient comes in for the treatment, the patient is cleansed and laser light of wavelength 595 nm is gently passed over the face. The second round is repeated based on the concentration of treatment area. A slight warm and tingling feeling is experienced.  The entire procedure take up to 20 to 25 minutes. After the procedure, the patient can get back to work immediately without any downtime.

The laser beam penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the haemoglobin and  is very effective in normalising the blood vessels to reduce the inflammation and the redness. It doesn’t destroy the blood vessels so it allows the skin to heal without any downtime or side effects. However it requires few treatments to show visible results and regular maintenance treatments.

The lasting effect of this procedure depends on the after treatment skin care routine followed by the patient which helps in reducing  redness. A personalised skin care routine plan goes a long way to ensure long lasting results. This procedure can be repeated every month. It can also be done as a single session to reduce the post laser redness.

This procedure is very advantageous as it is very safe, painless and  quick with no downtime. It is ideal for most skin type, resistant redness not responding to any creams, Improved skin quality and tone and texture. Taking just about 20-25 minutes, this procedure is very comfortable.

– The writer is a Mumbai-based dermatologist.

Tags: skin care, gold toning, laser treatment