How does the treatment work?
Laser light is released in short pulses that are absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions(I.e age spots, melesma ). The rapid absorption to the skin of light energy heats the skin layers and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells without damaging the skin surface.
The skins natural behaviour to the laser light is to reboot natural formed collagen and grow new skin cells. Your old skin can form a slight scab and with that the dark pigmented lesion will naturally come off.
How does the treatment feel?
Most patients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anaesthesia is required.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained inorder to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will beasked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.