Using laser energy that is attracted to melanin, this powerful and lightening fast Alexandrite laser can be used to treat unwanted brown spots, sun or age spots anywhere on the body. This treatment can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation program.
What area can be treated?
Sun, age or brown spots that are flat in nature on:
What does the treatment feel like and is downtime required?
The treatment is very comfortable and requires no anesthesia. After the treatment the unwanted brown spots will darken and then flake off over the next week. Depending on the depth of pigmentation, they will either become lighter in color with each treatment or will be gone after just one treatment. Make up can be applied immediately after the procedure. We don’t consider this a downtime procedure but don’t advise having this done if you have a ‘special occasion’ coming up in the next week or two.
Any preparation before treatment?
Treatment cannot be performed on tanned skin or if self-tanners have been used in the past 3 weeks. Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided after the procedure as it will stimulate renewed darkening of unwanted pigment. We strongly recommend the use of medical grade sun protection.
Are there other treatment alternatives?
For individual with darker skin tone we prefer to use our PICOWAY device. It uses acoustic rather than laser energy to treat pigmentation. Unwanted pigments are shattered into tiny particles with only minimal heat. Less heat means no downtime and greater safety for darker skin types.
The body metabolizes the tiny particles over the next few days. As opposed to standard, heat-based skin discoloration treatments, brown spots will not darken and skin will not look more splotchy. This makes PICOWAY an ideal treatment for individual who are seeking to improve unwanted skin discoloration without any recovery.