What is it?
Skin pigmentation and brown spots are a common occurrence in many, and can be of various types. Depending upon the type of skin as well as others factors such as genetics and age, skin pigmentation and spots that appear on skin can be different. Some of the most common pigmentations/spots known today are age spots, sun spots and freckles. These are often observed in middle-aged people, and are caused mainly due to sun exposure which causes darkening of certain areas of the skin. Although in most cases these spots are never a health concern, they could indicate an underlying condition in extremely rare cases.
Many individuals often opt to have these pigmentations/spots removed mainly due to aesthetic concerns. In such cases, pigment spot removal can be opted for that provides a targeted removal of the spots with little to no damage to surrounding skin.
How is it done?
Pigment spot removal can be done using various procedures, with the most commonly used one being pigment lasers. Upon consultation, you will be advised on the best suited pigment laser for your skin concerns, to provide targeted relief. The lasers used are safe on the skin, and emit a wavelength that allows the seamless breakdown of the melanin that has gathered in the dark spots formed.
Although multiple sessions may be required, depending on your case, pigment lasers provide an effective medium to help remove unwanted or undesired pigmentation or spots on the skin.
What are the Pre- and Post-procedure steps for Pigment spot removal?
Before a pigment removal session, you will be needing a consultation to determine the best suited laser option for you. Once fixed, you will be asked to follow certain steps that will help you better prepare for the session. You may be asked to avoid waxing, threading, or any other form of hair removal in the days leading up to the session. You will also be asked to avoid the usage of topical retinoids, steroids, etc., in the days leading up to the treatment.
After the treatment, you will be advised to avoid sun exposure as much as possible to limit the chances of re-development of spots. You will also be advised to cover up using hats, full sleeve clothing, etc., as well as use sun screens to protect the skin from UV exposure.