Melanocytes overproduce melanin in the skin, resulting in dark patches or hyperpigmentation. A variety of factors can cause an increase in melanin production. Hormones—both estrogen and progesterone—can increase the level of melanin, which is why pregnant women have dark spots that often lighten after birth; the sun can increase the level of melanin, which is why we have more dark spots after the summer; and age can increase the size of the melanocytes, which is why older patients have dark age spots.
Dark spots can also be caused by other reasons such as acne-related skin irritation, waxing, and abrasive scrubs.
An Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is used to cure dark areas. The laser head (about the size of a postage stamp) generates light that dark skin cells absorb. The darker a skin cell is, the more energy it absorbs, eventually destroying it.
The dead skin cells then migrate to the surface of your skin and peel away. You just peel off the black patches as they flake. The skin cells in the surrounding area remain unaffected. They don't absorb the laser energy because they lack dark pigment.
Many unsightly brown spots on the skin, such as liver spots, age spots, and sunspots, can be safely and successfully removed with high-energy pulse lasers. Once the lasers have completed their task. It is possible to have a more even skin tone.
This therapy is ideal for those with lighter skin. The laser is particularly effective since it can easily distinguish between normal skin and dark areas.
Depending on the size, color, and depth of the spot, as well as the number of spots to be treated, therapy might take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. The majority of treatments do not need anesthesia and are performed as outpatient procedures.
The day following your laser treatment, you may have some moderate redness or swelling. The spots will then begin to flake off like coffee grounds after 4-7 days. You can continue your usual activities immediately after each treatment, however, you should keep the treated region out of the sun for at least 6 weeks since dark spots can return in the sun. To prevent them from recurring, apply sunscreen religiously, especially in the weeks after your treatment. Apply sunscreen even if you're merely driving on a sunny day. Your windshield will not protect you from the sun's rays.
The work you put in to get rid of the spots will be for naught if you don't protect yourself from the sun. They'll only stay away if you protect yourself from the light.
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The skin around your black area will be somewhat red after treatment, and any dark spots treated will darken. The redness will fade after a few hours of therapy. Your black area will show as dark brown "speckles" during the first week, then "flake off" over weeks 1-3. During weeks 1-3, you will notice that your black spot has faded or vanished altogether. What is the difference between a Photofacial and a Dark Spot Removal Treatment? Individual dark spots on the face and body are targeted by the Dark Spot Removal Treatment. A photo facial is for those who want to enhance their tone, clarity, elasticity, and acne while also getting rid of dark spots and redness on their face.
The number of treatments required will be determined by the client's skin type and the size of the dark area. To completely eradicate a black area, the usual customer will require 1-3 sessions.
Our Laser RN will assess your dark spot; if it is not a benign pigmented lesion (that can be treated), you will be told and examined by Dr. Sajjadian.
The sensation of a warm pulse on the client's face is described by the client. Parts with more adipose tissue will be less sensitive and may not hurt at all, but areas near the hairline/forehead may be more sensitive. Your skin will feel somewhat tight and as if you had a small sunburn after the treatment, but this will pass in a few hours. For your comfort, cooling agents will be administered to your face.
Your dark spot removal will be performed by one of our highly qualified Laser RNs.
For 4-6 weeks before your treatment, stay out of the sun and indoor tanning salons. If you'll be out in the sun, apply 50 SPF sunscreen on your face. If you arrive with a tan or sunburn, you will be required to return for treatment at a later date for safety concerns. For 2-4 weeks previous to your visit, refrain from using sunless tanning products. For safety concerns, if a self-tanner is present, you must return at a later time. Do not use any cosmetics on your face. Makeup, lotion, and toner are all examples of this. 7 days before treatment, stop using any topical prescription drugs. For instance, Retin-A, and so forth. If you're using a photosensitizing medicine, you won't be able to get this therapy. If you've had a cold before, you'll need to take antiviral medicine for three days before your visit. If you recently had botox, you must wait four weeks before being treated, and if you recently had filler, you must wait six weeks before being treated. Is there anything I can't do after my dark spot removal? Our clients must realize that laser light causes heat to build up beneath the skin. You must avoid adding "additional" heat from other sources for 48 hours after treatment to avoid a burn. The sun, working out, hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs may all provide additional heat. For 48 hours after treatment, do not exercise, engage in intense activity, soak in a hot tub, or use a sauna. After the treatment, you may use moisturizer but no make-up for 24 hours. DO NOT go in the sun for 1 week following treatment; if you will be in the sun between sessions, apply sunscreen with a 50 SPF.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots, and Rosacea. The bright light passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. IPL Photofacial can be used for age spots on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back arms, legs, and just about anywhere else
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