Laser Treatment of Pigmented Spots

The skin rapidly absorbs the laser’s light energy, vaporizing the unwanted melanin and lightening pigment. Patients can expect crusting of the affected area after the treatment, which should resolve within the next one to two weeks. Redness immediately after the treatment is typical, or at times a purpuric reaction.

Preparing for your appointment:

Products to avoid:

  • Retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac one week prior
  • Please arrive with face free of makeup or other products
  • Avoid tan skin

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy