Laser treatment of pigmented spots can reduce the appearance of red or brown spots on the skin. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses highly-precise laser technology to remove layers of skin affected by pigmentation.
If you are self-conscious about brown spots or red spots on the skin as a result of sun damage, birthmarks, or other skin conditions, that pigmentation may be permanently reduced as a result of cosmetic laser treatment.
During treatment, your skin rapidly absorbs the laser’s light energy, vaporizing the unwanted pigment. The skin, as it heals, will be lighter in appearance.
Patients can expect crusting of the affected area after the treatment, which should resolve within one to two weeks. Redness immediately after the treatment is typical, or at times a purpuric reaction.
As with any cosmetic dermatology procedure, results are as unique as your skin, and depend on the results you want to achieve. Typically, more pronounced pigmentation might take more treatments to reduce. Your cosmetic dermatologist will discuss your best options as part of your treatment plan.