What causes Skin Pigmentation?
Pigmented lesions arise from a wide range of natural and environmental sources including sun damage, genetic makeup, and aging process. They can vary in size, shape, and prevalence in a given area. Pigmented lesions include pigment-related birthmarks, age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis and pigmented nevi.
What are the Treatment Options?
There are many over the counter solutions available, however, these are often costly and not very effective. There are also multiple treatments that can be administered, including: chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, light- and laser-based therapies. Depending on your age, skin type, and a variety of other factors, laser and energy-based solutions often provide the best outcomes.
How Does Lutronic Spectra Laser Works?
Spectra Laser treatment is the application of specialized laser energy to reduce visible skin pigmentation. The laser energy gently penetrates the tissue, specifically targeting melanin within cells. The damaged melanin is then removed by our bodies natural healing process. Surrounding tissue will all remains undamaged. In many cases numerous sessions are required to maximize results.
The SPECTRA system is a breakthrough in laser technologies, and it’s the 1st FDA approved laser for melasma treatment.
- LUTRONIC SPECTRA gently treats pigments in patients of almost any skin type.
- Best results are often achieved safely, maximum comfort during treatment, extremely fast recovery and almost no downtime.
- This treatment can also result in youthful glowing looking skin, even out overall skin tone, softening the skin texture.
- Pigmented nevi
- Café au lait spot
- Pigment-related birthmarks
- Age spots, freckles and other epidermal pigmented lesions
- Hyper-pigmentation caused by skin burnt, Acne, Post inflammatory lesion, Medical related procedures
- To improve overall skin tone.
- Tattoo ( including multicolored)
What To Expect During Your Treatment?
Your doctor will begin the treatment by properly assessing individual skin type and pigmentation diagnosis, specific laser settings are then chosen and used for treatment over the lesions. You will hear a slight snapping sound when the laser is fired and may feel a mild tingling or warmth throughout the process. Your doctor may make multiple passes over your skin with the laser during each treatment.
Majority of patients report no pain, experiencing a slight warm feeling on their skin, some describe it as a light prickling feeling also. Typically, no topical anesthesia is required.
Is There Any Downtime?
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities.
How do I take care of my skin after the laser treatment?
The number one thing you should do is continuous sun protection. Sunscreen, UV blocking clothing and staying out of the sun are some ways you can protect yourself. Second most important thing is ensuring your skin is properly moisturized with gentle skin care products to help hasten results.
This Laser treatment may not be suitable for you if
- You are currently pregnant.
- You are treated with Roaccutane recently
- The treatment area is infected or inflamed.
- You have experienced abnormal wound healing.
- Your skin is prone for keloid scarring.
- You are using light sensitizing medication.
- You are likely to have seizures triggered by light
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