What to Expect During Treatment

Once you’re ready, the laser handpiece is applied to the treatment area, and laser energy pulses break up the pigment in your skin. Since this process can generate heat, the laser handpiece includes a cooling process to protect your skin from damage. The length of your session can depend on the size of the treatment area and the number of areas you want to have treated but generally takes 15-20 minutes. Afterward, we will apply a soothing post-procedure cream and/or sunscreen to the treated areas.

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Laser treatments are an excellent, effective way to achieve clear and healthy skin. To begin creating your personalized treatment package, we invite you to meet with our team by calling or booking online.

Laser treatments can be effectively used for many different skin conditions, including brown spots, and are a great option for reversing sun damage and boosting collagen in aging skin.

How does a Laser for brown spots work?

Brown spots, like freckles or moles, are the result of a buildup of melanin in your skin. Most people have some brown spots on their skin because it’s a natural result of the way your skin develops when you’re young. However, brown spots often develop in areas of sun exposure as you age and they may be cosmetically undesirable. A laser that treats brown spots uses a specific wavelength of light, generated by passing energy through a crystal such as an alexandrite crystal, to target and destroy excess pigment in the skin. The pigment is then safely absorbed by the body and the brown spot is lightened. Because the wavelength of light is so specific, it can destroy the pigment without damaging surrounding tissue. This type of laser works best for isolated spots and can be used virtually anywhere on the body to treat areas like the face, chest, arms, or legs. Your board-certified dermatologist should evaluate brown spots prior to treatment to ensure the laser is an appropriate treatment.

Laser Treatment Maintenance

Taking proper care of your skin after laser treatment is very important. Laser treatment can make your skin extra sensitive to the sun, so it’s extremely important to wear sun protection and avoid UV exposure. Your treatment area might have some redness and crustiness for a few days afterward. You should keep these areas moisturized and protected to prevent scarring and speed up healing. We will recommend post-procedure products for you to apply at home. Laser treatment of brown spots is extremely effective and can reduce brown spots significantly with only one or two treatment sessions. During your consultation with your board-certified dermatologist, we will discuss the best treatment package for your individual goals.

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