Prolonged sun exposure, medications as well as hormonal changes causes cells that protect your skin from ultraviolet rays to group together and generate excess coloring, which normally darkens the cells that surround melanocytes. If these cells rise to the epidermis layer they generate dark spots, brown spots and freckles. Almost everyone has either brown or dark spots on their skin. Getting rid of these pigmented lesions can be a daunting task, however with advancement in technology it has become a simple process. Laser technology allows you to noticeably get rid of these pigmentations as well as lighten your skin. Laser treatment allows you to eliminate these dark and brown spots as well as enhance your skin texture. This technology uses a laser beam to eliminate skin damage and enhance a healthy skin. This treatment restores your skin's natural cellular activity and minimizes production of melanin which is the main cause of dark and brown spots on your kin. Laser technology not only helps in restoring your skin's natural glow and beauty it also prevents future harm from happening.
The laser produces a ray of light energy that is taken up by the melanin which gets rid of the spot. A tiny grey or red colored burn producing a scab for a couple of days is created, healing takes approximately 10 days. After treatment the treated skin is normally pink but recovers its original coloration and blends into the adjacent skin. Tanning as well as direct sun exposure should be avoided few days before and after laser treatment. Experts also advise that accutane or antibiotics should not be taken for approximately three weeks prior to the laser treatment.
During laser treatment you will be asked by your dermatologist to put on protective eyewear. The laser hand piece is positioned against your skin and a short pulse of laser is released. A jet of very cold gas referred to as cryogen is then released to cool your skin. The laser is then moved to the adjacent area and the procedure repeated until the entire dark or brown spot is completely treated. Your skin pigmentation or complexion determines the type of laser treatment you need. However, there is a laser treatment available for any type of skin to remove either brown or dark spots. This treatment works immediately by eliminating the colored spot and reduces the downtime as opposed to other alternatives such as vitamin C serum, RetinA and bleaching creams that normally require up to 18 months to totally eliminate dark and brown spots from your skin.
Unlike other alternatives laser treatment totally removes the pigmented spots, you should return to your dermatologist for at least 6 weeks after the laser treatment for checkups to make sure that no residual spot remains. It is important to note that laser treatment does not prevent new blemishes from forming; dark and brown spots may form in response to hormonal changes, certain medications or sun exposure. Acquired blemishes will be completely removed but the genetic spots will return because your body cells continue to regenerate. This procedure takes approximately half an hour but may take longer depending on the number of blemishes to be treated.