Pigment Lasers

 

Q-switched Alexandrite, Q-switched ruby and Q-switched Nd: YAG lasers are normally used to treat brown spots of hyperpigmentation, usually caused by excessive production of melanin, triggered by sun exposure.

They use tiny pulses of concentrated energy to remove hyperpigmentation spots on the face, hands, shoulders and chest. These lasers work by targeting and then destroying darker pigment in the skin.

A topical numbing cream is applied before the procedure is performed so that the treatment causes only a slight amount of discomfort. Small scabs may appear immediately afterward, but they usually fall off in just a few days. Other than that, there is no downtime, though treated skin is especially very sensitive to the sun and so you are required to wear a sunscreen. An SPF 30 or higher is recommended.

For optimal results, a series of three sessions is recommended.

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