When pimples or acne subside after treatment, some individuals notice a reddish hue. The skin appears red and flushed due to enlarged blood vessels in the skin.
Q- What is gold toning?
Gold toning is a highly effective treatment that employs laser wavelength to reduce this vascular redness and inflammation.
Mechanism of action
The redness of the skin is generally due to enlarged tiny blood vessels in the skin. In gold toning, the affected areas are treated with the gold-tone laser beam, the laser energy is absorbed by hemoglobin within these enlarged blood vessels resulting in minimizing the abnormal effect of the enlarged blood vessels. The basic principle of gold toning is not to destroy the abnormal blood vessels rather the laser helps in normalizing the effect of the abnormal blood vessels and thus resulting in a healthy state of the skin.
Gold toning technique uses 595nm wavelength which targets mainly hemoglobin. Gold toning can also be combined with skin tone clarity which further helps in improving post-acne skin discoloration. This technique targets skin lesions and also helps to normalize the skin tissues which are bordering these skin lesions.
Microneedling is the process of using very small needles on the skin for collagen induction. Traditional micro needling utilizes a dermaroller and is not associated with a light or energy device. A combination of these two is known as micro needling radiofrequency(MNRF).
The conditions treated by gold toning
Gold toning helps in curing skin suffering from:
Gold toning helps in reducing the size of the pores and skin gets a magical glow. This treatment also helps in the production of new collagen and makes the skin look tighter and firmer than before. This treatment also helps in reducing the uneven collaboration of face as well. Gold toning helps in getting rid of the brown patches, freckles, fine lines and age spots.
Q- How many sessions are needed?
Generally, biweekly sessions are needed and results are visible in less than 5 sessions unless the lesions are very severe.
Number of treatments needed and the combination of treatments to be done will vary from individual to individual depending upon their skin type which needs to be assessed before the treatment.
Q- Procedure explained
In this technique, the affected area is cleaned properly and then the eyes are covered with the protective goggles. During treatment little bit of warmth and tingling is felt on the skin and moreover, there is no anaesthetic cream used on the skin. This treatment is a pain-free treatment along with zero downtime and no patch test is required. The effects of the treatment can be seen after the first session only. Over a period, redness and inflammation are reduced resulting in a healthier skin tone. Results of gold toning are long-lasting but only if the aftercare is taken in a proper way and the skin is well protected from the sun as well. This treatment can be done on lower as well as upper face like forehead, cheeks and nose, etc.
Post procedure care explained
Sometimes some people may experience some swelling/redness or burning sensation on the treated area after 1 to 2 hours of the treatment but there is no need to worry for the same. One can simply apply the ice wrapped in towel on the affected area and it will diminish very soon. The affected area should be kept well moisturized and the moisturizer used should be scent free for 100% results. Gym workouts and swimming should be avoided at least for 48 hours because excessive sweating can prove to be harmful on the treated area which will, in turn, increase the healing time as well.
Gold toning helps in the rejuvenation of the skin and gives a fresh young look to the skin. It’s a safe treatment and is generally most preferred amongst people of all age groups for glowing skin. There are no side effects of this treatment. Flawless skin helps in increasing confidence and thus adding more value to your personality. Gold toning is a short process but the results of this are for long term and help in maintaining the skin color in its natural form only.