Best Lasers for Dark Spot Removal

by in Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Treatments April 5, 2023

Are you tired of seeing age spots and dark spots? Lasers for dark spot removal can significantly improve the appearance of these pesky spots.

Laser Treatment

High energy pulsing lasers can effectively and safely remove most unwanted dark spots on the skin. This includes age spots, sunspots, broken capillaries, birthmarks, angiomas and more. After laser treatment for dark spot removal, you will have a more even skin tone.

What to Expect lasers for dark spot removal

Lasers for dark spot removal is a quick treatment option. It usually takes between 15-60 minutes. This depend on the size, color and depth of the dark spot you are treating, as well as how many spots you want to treat. Typically, these treatments are done in the office and don’t require any anesthetic.

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During the treatment, you will experience a mild stinging sensation, like a rubber band slap. Most brown and red spots can be treated effectively in one session, but some may require more. Red colored scars or broken capillaries many need multiple treatments.

After Treatment

After the treatment, you can expect to have reddened skin for a few hours. While you are free to resume your normal activities immediately, you should keep the treated area out of the sun for at least 6 weeks, or as long as your doctor recommends. Once the treatment area has healed, be sure to protect it with SPF 30 or higher when you are spending time in the sun.

Types of Laser Treatments

Laser treatments for dark spot removal uses an Intense Pulse Light laser (IPL). The laser emits light that is absorbed by the melanin in dark spots. This energy kills the dark colored cells, and they move to the top of your skin and flake away. The surrounding skin is not harmed.

Top Lasers for Dark Spot Removal in Virginia

If you are ready to treat your dark spots, laser treatment might be right for you. To learn more, please contact Reston Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

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