Laser Pigmentation Treatment
Using the latest in non-ablative, laser skin-resurfacing technology, we provide an effective treatment for:
- Age spots
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is dark spots on the skin which is caused by the production of excess melanin. It is often called age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots and there are several treatments available to reduce or remove the darker skin. Most commonly, dark spots are seen on the face, arms, and hands.
Some common causes of skin hyperpigmentation include:
- Sun exposure
- Hormonal changes
- Botched skin treatments
Typically, hyper-pigmentation is a harmless skin condition, however, if moles or other possible signs of skin cancer appear, you should have it checked by a dermatologist.
We use state-of-the-art lasers to perform the treatment and are experienced in the reduction of superficial pigmentation delivering fantastic results.
The laser is attracted to the pigmented lesion in the skin which absorbs the light. The laser heats up and shatters the pigment. The pigment is then drawn to the surface without harming the surrounding tissue.
Once drawn to the surface, the pigmented lesions will fade or dry and flake off the treated area, leaving the skin with an even tone and complexion.
How does laser treatment for hyperpigmentation work?
We expose the pigmented area to short pulses of highly concentrated light, which breaks down the melanin that is responsible for pigmentation in the skin.
The melanin is effectively absorbed by the body, reducing the visibility of the dark patches of skin.
The treatment is quick and effective, and most patients only need a course of 2 to 6 sessions, at intervals of 3 to 5 weeks.