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Laser Pigmentation Removal

What are all these age spots and brown spots on my skin?

Pigmentation is an area of the skin that appears darker than surrounding tissues. It has many sources, can appear anywhere on the body and will vary in size, shape, and number. Types of pigmented lesions include birthmarks, freckles, hyperpigmentation due to trauma and age spots. While sun is the first culprit, genetics, medical procedures and the natural aging process can cause pigmentation to occur as well.

The most common type of pigment concern is age spots. Age spots appear most often on areas of the skin most exposed to the sun, such as the neck, face and hands and treatment options are available to treat the condition.

How Do I Treat This?
There are many over the counter solutions available, however, these are often costly and not very effective. There are also multiple treatments your physician can administer, including: chemical peels and dermabrasion, light- and laser-based therapies. Depending on your age, skin type, and a variety of other factors, laser and energy-based solutions often provide the best outcomes.

Laser energy targets the pigment and breaks it up and the body removes the debris naturally, the amount of pigment will determine how many treatments are required. Treatment of darker skinned patients requires lower settings and typically more sessions in order to give a complete result.

What else do I need to know?
More than one session may be required. Individuals receiving treatment should always wear sunblock if going into the sun and avoid sun exposure which can re-trigger pigmentation. Your consultant can assist you in choosing an effective block that is easy to wear.

 

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