How many treatments will be necessary?

Some types of pigmentation will respond better than others. Lentigines and freckles (superficial brown marks caused by age and/or sun) may only need a single treatment. Other types may require multiple treatments, particularly deeper pigment spots such as seborrhoeic keratoses, café au lait spots, naevus of Ota and post-inflammatory pigmentation. Some (for example, hormonal pigmentation) […]

Are there any risks & side effects

The most common side effect after swelling is post-treatment pigmentation (post-inflammatory pigmentation) in Asian or darker skin types. In these cases, Fraxel laser provides a good alternative treatment. Recurrence or failure to respond are occasionally seen. Scarring is very uncommon.

What happens after treatment?

Immediately afterwards the area reddens and may burn like sunburn, but this is short-lived. Some swelling of the spots will be seen. If large areas or many spots are being treated, significant swelling can occur after treatment, especially under the eyes. Downtime from work is variable. A few spots will usually not entail downtime. By […]

What does treatment involve?

Treatment is surprisingly quick, with even large numbers of brown spots able to be treated in less than 20 minutes. No preparation is required, but it is important not to have fake tan on. Makeup and sunblock should be removed prior to treatment.

Is Laser better than IPL or the other way around?

The best way of answering this question is by saying “what works best for one person isn’t necessarily what works best for the next.” It is important to have a variety of options available when treating pigmentation problems. The Gold Standard treatment option for pigment spots is the Q-switched YAG laser. Laser Skin Care has […]