Our super-fast laser treats superficial brown and age spots as well as café au lait patches, Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, freckles and flat pigmented moles.
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to a variety of factors, including overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays, hormonal changes, or age.
Lentigines or age spots are premature ageing brown marks, which appear on the backs of hands and the face. Sunburn freckles are the result of sun damage and occur on the back, upper chest and shoulders. Most are harmless but all are ageing and may be unattractive.
Cafe au lait, Nevus of Ota, Mongolian spots and other flat pigmented birthmarks are localized areas of increased pigmentation in the skin, which are present at birth. Although most brown spots are easily ignored, many are quite conspicuous and can detract from your skin’s natural beauty.
Our GentleLase PRO is the most advanced, FDA approved laser in the world for providing safe and effective treatments and is effective in removing superficial pigmentation in as little as 1-3 treatment. Skin Pigmentation Reduction with Alexandrite 755nm is a quick, gentle and non-invasive treatment. This specially designed laser is absorbed only by the cells containing excessive concentrations of pigment. It does not affect the surrounding tissues or remove the normal skin color. The heat generated by the laser energy breaks up the pigment while, at the same time, stimulating new collagen formation. Superficial pigment will need to be protected from the sun so it will not reappear.
For deep pigmentation such as melasma, our Venus VIVIA RF Fractional or CO2 Fractional combined with Platelet Rich Plasma may be the treatments of choice as they can remove up to 80% of melanin in one treatment. Deeper, dermal pigment can arise at any time due to hormone changes, medications, or medical conditions.
Prior to treatment, we apply topical anesthetic to eliminate any discomfort. You will wear safety eye wear during the procedure. Make-up can be applied immediately after treatment.
Laser pigmentation reduction treatment has minimal downtime. The treatment area can be easily covered with make up immediately after if required. Short term darkening of freckles/pigmented spots can occur immediately after treatment and gradually exfoliates with the skins natural process. Some very small spots can last about a week.
I always had freckles. But as I got older additional age spots popped up on my face and hands, which really made me look older than I am. Make-up covered the ones on my face but not those on my hands. I was also tired of putting make-up on every day. After just three, short sessions my skin looks so much younger and most of the brown spots are gone. Leslie recommended the ZO skincare products for home use to maintain my results. Now, five month later my skin still looks clear and bright.