AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
A complimentary consultation is required prior to treatment to ensure that you are a good candidate. Patients presenting with raised pigmentation or a history of skin cancer are not candidates for pigmentation removal.
CAN ALL AREAS OF THE BODY BE TREATED?
Any area of the body can be treated safely and effectively. Our most common treatment areas include face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED AND HOW OFTEN?
Your treatment plan will depend on many factors such as the location, depth, size and type of pigmentation. On average, patients will need 2-3 sessions for complete removal. Subsequent treatments can be scheduled for four weeks after your treatment.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Most patients will see results after just one treatment. These results will be obvious in about 4 weeks, but it can take up to 8 weeks for the full result.
HOW OFTEN CAN TREATMENTS BE PERFORMED?
The frequency of your pigmentation removal appointments will be based on our clinical expertise. For most patients, treatment will be performed every 4 – 8 weeks.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
Pigmented lesions that have been removed will not return after your laser treatments. However, various factors such as aging, changes in hormone levels or UV exposure can stimulate new hyperpigmentation.
HOW CAN I GET THE BEST RESULTS FROM PIGMENTATION REMOVAL?
For patients that are predisposed to hyperpigmentation, we recommend supplementing your skin care routine with Chemical Peels and Microneedling along with a routine of medical grade skin care products.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE AFTER MY TREATMENT? IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
After treatments, patients typically experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Make-up can be applied immediately after treatment. Because this laser technology is so gentle on the skin, many of our patients experience little downtime.
DOES PIGMENTATION REMOVAL HURT?
Most patient’s report minimal discomfort and that any discomfort is well worth the results.