How Many Laser Treatments To Remove Sun Spots?
The number of laser treatments to remove sun and dark spots depends on your skin type and dark spot size, as this will determine how many treatments will be needed. The average client will need between 2-3 treatments to completely remove their dark spots.
Laser Spot Removal Results:
The full outcome of the treatment may not be visible for up to six months after the treatment as the skin takes time to fully heal itself. Side effects are rare but include redness and sometimes peeling. This is due to the heat from the laser that stimulates the cells to renew.
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Laser Sun Spot Removal Recovery:
You might experience mild redness or swelling in the treated areas and are encouraged to stay away from direct sunlight. Most people experience a mild, sunburn sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling immediately after the treatment, however, this all goes away within 24 hours.
Does Laser Dark Spot Removal Hurt?
Most patients do not experience any pain when undergoing laser dark spot removal with us as each procedure is accompanied by cryo cool air to help calm the treated area. Most patients describe the feeling of the laser as a warm sensation on the face.
Laser Dark Spot Removal for Dark Skin?
For darker skin tones it is a little bit tricky to treat pigmentation with lasers or light energy as most lasers work to target the top layer of the skin or go too deep into the skin and address completely different concerns. The laser we use to treat spot removal is the Cynosure Alexandrite 755nm with a fast pulse.
This laser works on the top layer of the skin and presents risks for darker skin tones as it can trigger further pigmentation. IPL also does not work on dark skin tones for pigmentation as it also works only on the top layer of the skin. The best treatment option to treat discoloration on darker skin tones is a series of professional chemical peels.
IPL Vs. Laser For Dark Spot Removal?
If you're considering a laser or IPL treatment for dark spot removal, the tradeoff is between gentleness or more effective results. True laser treatments release a focused, single wavelength of light to target a particular area on the skin. True laser technology using Alexandrite wavelength is more effective and requires fewer treatments as compared to IPL.
IPL treatments emit multiple wavelengths of light and target larger areas in a diffused way giving off less energy making it gentler, but unfortunately, less effective. If you want fewer, more targeted treatments that actually produce quick results, laser is the better option.
Laser Dark Spot Removal Before:
In order to prepare for dark spot laser removal, it is best to avoid the sun or indoor tanning salons for 4-6 weeks before your treatment. If you will be in the sun, use sunblock with at least 30 SPF. Please note that by being tan or having any self-tanner will result in you coming back another time for you to get the treatment as this interest with the efficacy of the laser spot removal treatment and can result in unwanted side effects.
Ensure you also discontinue any topical active products or medications 7 days prior to your treatment and if you had botox or any fillers recently done you must wait at least 4-6 weeks.
Laser Spot Removal After:
The laser spot removal treatment uses laser light which causes heat within the skin for it to work, so it is very important that for at least 48 hours post-treatment you do not add any additional heat to the skin such as the sun, working out, hot showers, saunas, or hot tubs.
Please ensure you do not apply any makeup for at least 24 hours and make sure to apply moisturizer and sunblock consistently as this will protect your skin from having pigmentation pop up again.
When Should you Get Laser Spot Removal?
With sunspots mostly occurring during the summertime, it is best to get treated for sunspots using our laser during the time of year when the sun is not as strong, which is during the winter. If you get brown spots treated off your skin at this time of year, they'll stay away during the winter months because the strength of the sun will not be able to trigger the spots to come back.
When it comes to spring and summertime, you can take proactive steps to prevent those spots from reappearing again by getting facial treatments specifically designed to treat pigmentation and prevent it. More importantly, the best way to prevent and protect your skin from sun spots is by simply applying sunblock all year round as the sun is damaging for the skin and is the root cause of most pigmentation.
Laser Dark Spot Removal Cost:
Laser spot removal works best on targeted spots of pigmentation, which is why at Aesthetic Allure we charge per spot treated. With laser spot removal, we charge $45 per spot and most clients will need a minimum of 2-3 treatments spaced 4-5 weeks apart.
If you have more than a few spots on the face we recommend coming in for a free consultation for us to customize a treatment plan and discuss more customized pricing options to address your brown spot concerns.
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