Shrink pore size, build collagen to lift and soften fine lines on the face, tighten loose skin around the eyes, and significantly improve wrinkles around the mouth. All of these results are obtainable with no downtime and minimal discomfort. The laser works by helping your body to make new collagen and to encourage healthy cell growth resulting in improved tone and texture, and smoother, younger looking skin that lasts.
LASER PIGMENT REMOVAL
Lasers are an effective tool that can be used for pigment removal in patients with a wide range of different skin types. Lasers are a treatment option often used to remove discolorations of the skin such as:
- Age spots
- Darkening of the skin
THE LASER PIGMENT REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Before the pigment removal process, an anesthetic cream may be applied to numb the skin. If the face is being treated, goggles or eye patches may be worn to cover and protect the eyes. A thin layer of gel is applied to the treatment area and the laser is positioned over the skin. The laser emits a high-intensity light beam that passes through the skin surface and the surrounding tissue and the high energy of the light causes the pigment particles to break up. The laser breaks the pigment into smaller particles, which may be metabolized or excreted by the body, or eliminated directly through the skin as the wound heals
Some patients experience a stinging or burning sensation as the laser moves over the skin, however the discomfort for most patients is minimal. Most patients can return to regular activities immediately following the procedure.
RISKS AND RECOVERY FROM LASER PIGMENT REMOVAL
After the laser pigment removal procedure, patients may experience swelling in the affected area of the skin. Risks of laser pigment removal may include:
- Temporary darkening or lightening of the skin
Patients are advised to apply sunscreen and gently care for the affected area to ensure proper healing. Depending on the size and severity of the area being treated, several laser treatment sessions may be required before desired results are achieved.
The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
The MedLite C6 allows us to remove most tattoo pigment effectively. This laser is engineered to force energy into the pigment molecules causing them to shatter and break the ink down into tiny particles, which are gradually removed by the body’s natural filtering systems.
Professional tattoos require on average, eight or more treatments due to the different composition of inks. Treatments are spaced 12 or more weeks apart with achievement of 95% fading of most tattoos.
Results and Risks of Laser Tattoo Removal
Depending on the complexity of the tattoo, removal results vary. Simple tattoos may be eliminated within four treatment sessions, while more complicated tattoos might require ten or more. Although they rarely occur, there are certain side effects associated with laser tattoo removal. They include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection and permanent scarring.