Whether you're dealing with acne scarring or melasma, unwanted pigmentation can take a major toll on your self-confidence. Fortunately, laser therapy may be able to help with that. Here's what you need to know.
Laser therapy is used as a treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal are among the most popular, but laser treatment can also help reduce the appearance of unwanted pigmentation on the skin. This makes laser treatment an excellent choice for treating pigmentation problems like unwanted freckles, sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and even flat pigmented birthmarks. The precision of today's laser treatment technology also means that this treatment can be viable to use on delicate tissue without causing excessive amounts of damage to the skin.
First and foremost, the biggest benefit of laser therapy is that it can help eliminate the appearance of unwanted pigmentation on your skin. As we mentioned above, getting rid of unwanted freckles, age spots on sun damaged skin, and hyperpigmentation is a breeze with laser therapy. In addition, laser therapy can treat skin all over the body and on the face and neck. This means that if you're struggling with pigmentation on your neck and chest, it's possible to invest in laser therapy to help rid yourself of that unwanted pigmentation in those areas, even though the skin there is more delicate. Not only that, but laser therapy results in minimal side effects once your treatment session is over. It's possible to experience some slight redness and tenderness that might look like a skin rash, but it shouldn't stick around for too long. Recovery time is also practically non-existent. In fact, you could go right on about your day once your session is complete! It's even possible to wear makeup after your treatment if your dermatologist thinks it’s safe. So if you have another engagement after your session, don't cancel it just yet.
Before your treatment begins, it's important to tell your dermatologist exactly what pigmentation you want removed. The more precise you can be, the better! This will help ensure that you get exactly the results you want. Laser treatment for pigmentation removal will also require you to wear protective eyewear to protect your vision from the intense light of the laser being used to treat your skin. In addition, you don't have to worry about wearing a hospital gown if you're not getting a large area treated. In fact, the only areas of skin that need to be exposed are the ones being treated. The best part? A laser treatment for pigmentation removal can be completed in as little as 15 minutes if there are only a few small areas that you need treated. It's possible that you'll experience some minor discomfort during the treatment itself, but redness and some mild swelling or tenderness are typically the only side effects that occur post-procedure.
Are you living with unwanted pigmentation and looking for answers? If you're interested in learning whether laser treatment is a viable option for you, set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology today.