Laser Therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat discoloration and pigmentation on the skin—think sun damage that’s left the face spotted and blemished. But like any other type of cosmetic procedure, you should be aware of certain things before committing to the therapy.
Cosmotree Clinic offers best laser therapy to get rid of pigmentation and hyperpigmentation
• With a handful of different options to choose from depending on your skin issues, skin type and skin color, for
the most parts, a beam of energy is emitted under the skin to resurface the outermost layer of skin and stimulate
Here’s what all you need to know.
Laser Therapy for Pigmentation Removal
• Generally, laser therapy is best for treating age spots and discrete lesions. IPL may be, is more suitable in
cases discoloration over wider areas.
• According to the type of pigmentation being removed, it might call for one or more therapys. Like, age spots
show quick results while birthmarks generally call for repeated zapping.
Pigmentation Removal is a quick, gentle and non-invasive therapy.
• This laser is absorbed only by the cells containing excessive of pigment. The surrounding tissues are unaffected.
• The light pulses produced by the laser can feel similar to the flicking of a rubber elastic band and for most
people is not too uncomfortable.
• Immediate darkening is noticed after therapy. For 7-10 days the area will look like a dark wound which
gradually will fall off.
How does Laser Pigmentation Removal work?
• The laser produces a high energy light, which is then converted into heat energy.
• This targets the specific area of pigmentation because the laser is absorbed only by cells producing excessive
melanin causing discoloration.
• Effective pigmentation removal while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
Laser therapy performs two vital functions:
• Removal of existing pigmentation.
• Prevent the formation of fresh melanin in the affected area.
Benefits of Laser Pigmentation Removal
• Treats body and facial areas
• Minimal side effects and recovery time
• Make-up can be worn after therapy
• Reduced levels of pain
• Decreased inflammation
• Better tissue regeneration
You’ll be numbed for the therapy.
• The area to be treated is made numb with a topical numbing cream.
• Once the skin starts to experience a slight tingling sensation or coldness (that means the area is numb), your
doctor can start the procedure.
• You may still feel numb after the procedure is complete but it will wear off shortly.
• The more strong the laser, the longer the downtime.
• Minimal downtime indicates you may be out of your activities for few days.
• Moderate downtime relates to a recovery period from a few days to up to one week.
• Significant downtime means recovery will take at least a week.
• Not all lasers are the same.
• Lighter lasers are suitable for treating minor pigment problems and are usually downtime-free because they don’t
break the skin. But they usually need to be done more than once to achieve optimal results.
• Nonablative lasers are gentler than ablative options but stronger than a light laser and ablative lasers are the
most heavy duty option.
Winter is your friend
• You don’t want to do a laser in the dead of summer; the middle of winter is better.
• Skin that’s been treated with a laser can’t be exposed to the sun, which can increase the risk of permanent
Maintaining your results.
• Once you’ve gone through the full course of therapy, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and keep
it healthy to maximize your results.
• While staying out of the sun is important, wearing sunscreen daily is crucial to protect the skin.
• You may also have to repeat the therapy in the future to maintain the integrity of your skin