TREATING PIGMENTED LESIONS
Skin lesions such as sunspots and age spots due to sun-damage and other factors begin to show results within a few days after the first treatment. For darker and well-defined spots in which the melanin is close to the surface, 1-3 treatments are typically sufficient to correct the condition. These spots often turn slightly darker and “grayish,” becoming “crusty.” Then they simply flake off in 3-7 days, leaving perfectly virginal skin underneath. For larger pigmented areas in which the melanin is deeper and irregular, such as melasma or café-au-lait, birthmark, progressive fading will accumulate over 3-6 successive treatments until the sunspots are removed.
Depending on the type, depth and density of your pigmentation, from multi-colored tattoos to sun spots, age spots, birthmarks and melasma, we have an array of 6 different types of lasers that can remove all hyper-pigmented discolorations. In each case, our unique protocols interact with and support the natural physiological processes that regulate your body’s melanin content and turnover. Together, the synergistic partnership between our science and your physiology achieves the best possible results for tattoo and sunspot removal.
Immediately following most laser removal procedures, patients will experience some redness and slight swelling of the treated area, which usually dissipates within a few hours, though in rare cases may last a few days. To enhance results and promote the long-term health of your skin, specially formulated medical-grade moisturizers, exquisite skincare products and makeup (if desired) are applied to the treated area immediately after each procedure. Additionally, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment.
Depending on the underlying medical conditions and lifestyle factors causing these pigmented lesions, periodic maintenance removal treatments may be needed to keep your skin spot-free.
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