Laser removal of pigment spots
Dark spots on the skin can undermine your appearance, including self-confidence. Laser treatments in Sapiega clinic are performed with a German revolutionary “ASCLEPION QuadroStarPRO Yellow” and Alexandrite “Candela GentleMax Pro” lasers.
About the procedure
Hyperpigmentation is a common, non-threatening skin condition in which melanin production increases. This makes certain areas of the skin darker, i.e. brown spots. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives colour to the skin, hair and eyes. Melanin production can increase as a reaction to many factors, but the most important are sun exposure, age, hormonal changes, skin inflammation, trauma and medications. Some people are genetically predisposed to skin hyperpigmentation (due to increased melanin activity in the skin), while for some women, hyperpigmentation can be caused after contraceptive use or pregnancy. At a young age, one of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation is acne.
“Sapiegos Clinic” uses several state-of-the-art lasers to remove hyperpigmented spots – the German “QuadroStarPROYELLOW“ yellow light and the American Candela GentleMax Pro Alexandrite lasers. These lasers have excellent melanin absorption. Thanks to the integrated cooling systems, treatment of larger areas of the skin is safe, pain-free and side-effect-free.
The number of treatments and the effectiveness depends on the type of pigmented spot, its colour, its lifespan and other factors. The darker the spot, the better the results. One treatment is usually enough, but in some cases more may be needed. The recommended time between treatment sessions is four weeks. Laser removal of pigment spots has minimal health risks, ensures gentle and painless treatment and excellent results.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you are bothered by discolouration of the face, hands, décolleté area, shoulders – brown spots, age-related pigmentation – then laser pigmentation removal is the right procedure for you. Before each treatment, specialists of dermatology at “Sapiegos Clinic” will examine you and provide information about further care at home.
- Treatments are carried out by professional doctors with at least 12 years of experience in laser dermatology.
- Fast and safe procedure. Easy healing period.
- Excellent aesthetic results.
- No more psychological discomfort caused by dark spots on your face, no more need to cover them up.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
We recommend avoiding exposure to ultraviolet rays in the area to be treated for at least four weeks prior to treatment (no sun / solarium).
If you are using anticoagulants (blood thinners such as Orfarin, Aspirin), you should stop their use at least three days before the treatment.
The area to be treated must be free of pathological changes (inflammation, abscesses, etc.).
Laser removal of pigment spots is painless. The laser handle with a colling system is pressed against the skin and after activation of the light pulse client might feel a little sting together with some warmth on the area. The pigment melanin absorbs the light pulse emitted by the laser. The more pigment in the area of hyperpigmentation, the stronger the absorption of the laser energy without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. The thermal effect immediately heats up and breaks down the excess melanin, which separates it from the surrounding dermis (real skin), so that the pigment immediately darkens and then disappears after the treatment. After the treatment, redness and slight flaking of the skin may be noticeable for a while, which disappears within 5-7 days.
It is recommended to congeal the treated area until you will feel a pleasant feeling. You should avoid the sun exposure and intensive sun (solarium) without sunscreen on treated areas for at least 6 weeks. Use sunscreen (not less than SPF 50) if you have to be outdoors.
The procedure is never without a risk.
The most common side effects of laser removal of pigment spots:
Depending on the amount of damage – skin redness, swelling and/or sensible heat feeling can appear after the treatment. Crusts or vesicles can appear, which can not be manipulated;
Sometimes lesions in pigmentation can appear (damaged skin brightens or darkens in the treated areas), but it usually takes a few weeks to several
In rare cases, scars may form.
Separate derivatives (2 cm2)
The neck area
Both hands area
Consultation of a dermatovenerologist during the procedure, post-procedural care, kit for home care