Are those freckles, sun spots, skin discoloration, and age spots kind of ruining your mood whenever you look at yourself in the mirror? Do you feel aged even though you are definitely not? Well, listen! You are not the only one feeling this way, and, certainly, you don’t have to sulk over it anymore! Make your appointment at Spark Laser Center today if you can’t wait any longer to turn your life around and regain your looks and confidence!
At Spark Laser Center in New York City, we perform laser spot removal and can use an advanced laser for hyperpigmentation without the downtime and discomfort associated with surgery. Our Spark team has the easiest and fastest way to get rid of all the blemishes caused by too much exposure to the sun. Our advanced laser technology is guaranteed to perform wonders on your skin and help you get your flawless looks back!
What Causes Skin Discoloration?
Skin discoloration, dark spots, brown spots, rosacea, freckles, and age spots are caused by an overproduction of melanin. In turn, melanin production in the skin is affected by the specialized cells melanocytes. Sun exposure for extended periods of time can stimulate melanin production. Higher levels of melanin can then make your skin darker, leading to the conditions mentioned.
Who Is the Right Candidate?
While taking up the laser pigmentation procedure, one of the most commonly asked question by our customers is:
“Can people with excess melanin concentration be treated with laser pigmentation therapy?”
Well, here we would like to clarify that only people with a fair skin tone are the right candidates for excessive pigmentation treatment, as the laser rays are absorbed by melanosome in the pigment cells and are further removed from the immune system—but feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation, and we’ll evaluate your skin to determine whether other treatment options, such as chemical peels, may be more suited for you.
Laser Therapy Treats What Kind of Pigmentation?
The most common causes of increased skin pigmentation are freckles, melasma, and solar lentigos. Sunspots most commonly appear on areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, the top of the hands, and the feet. All these disorders—brown spots, melasma, and freckles—are successfully treated with the help of state-of-the-art Candela laser. This advanced laser system can be used on both women and men looking for better-looking skin.
The Candela laser is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has been successfully demonstrated by the American Academy of Dermatology. It is one of the most effective types of lasers for removing hyperpigmentation in qualified candidates.
Spark Has a Solution!
The discolored spots and brown marks you see on your face, shoulders, and chest are the results of pigmentation lesions created due to excessive melanin concentration in the skin. The amount of melanin differs from person to person. Therefore, you are advised to book your initial appointment with the experts at Spark Laser Center. The appointment includes skin examination, diagnosis, and a tailor-made treatment regime.
Advantages of Laser Pigmentation Removal
The laser treatment for pigmentation removal involves the use of highly developed precision technology. Two vital functions are performed by the laser treatment:
- Removal of existing pigmentation
- Prevention of fresh melanin from forming in the treated area
The greatest advantage to patients undergoing this treatment is smoother, younger-looking, and even-toned skin. Laser treatment can be used to treat the arms, back, chest, shoulders, and back-side of the hand; however, it is most often used to treat the face.
Some other advantages to patients are:
- Decreased inflammation
- Better micro-circulation
- Reduced levels of pain
- Improved nerve regeneration
- Healthier tissue regeneration
What Does Laser Pigmentation Removal Feel Like?
Some people describe the procedure as uncomfortable; however, most people tolerate it easily. No anesthesia is required. The laser can create a mild stinging sensation as intense pulsed light is used, but a cool liquid spray can be applied to the outer layer of the skin to reduce discomfort.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Patients often need to undergo between one and three treatment sessions and can expect a 60-90% reduction in the pigmentation. The size, depth, and darkness of pigmentation lesions affect how many treatments may be required. The deeper the lesion, the more sessions that are needed, and the greater the chances of it not completely disappearing, although its color and appearance can be greatly reduced.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
People undergoing laser pigmentation treatment should avoid the sun or getting a tan for four weeks prior to treatment. As it stimulates melanin production, tanning is not recommended because subsequent treatment can lead to blistering. Also, we recommend avoiding spray tanners and other self-tanning products for two weeks before treatment.
What Are the Side Effects of Pigmentation Removal?
The most common side effect is warm, pink skin the day of the treatment, which feels sort of like a mild sunburn. Within a day, you should notice brown spots becoming darker. They usually flake off over the next one to two weeks; you should not pick at them or try to scrub the dry flakes away. Makeup or concealer can be used immediately after each treatment.
Success Rate of Laser Pigmentation Treatment
The number of laser treatments varies from one case to another. Most lesions disappear or become barely noticeable, but treatment doesn’t prevent new ones from forming. We, therefore, recommend using a strong sunscreen on a daily basis and avoiding further tanning, which can cause new freckles and sunspots to form.
Why Choose Spark Laser Center
Specializing in laser skin treatment for men and women, Spark Laser Center uses the latest, FDA-approved equipment. Our practitioners are extensively trained to use the most sophisticated technology to ensure our clients see the desired results. We use the Candela laser for hyperpigmentation, which is the most effective and easiest solution to date. Clients depend on us for favorable results, exceptional customer service, and personalized treatment. We always provide as much information as possible and pride ourselves on being honest and thorough.
If you have more questions or doubts, you can consult us at Spark. Don’t wait around anymore!
Call 212-245-0940 or book an appointment online today to see how we can help you.!