Laser Treatment of Pigmented Spots
What to Expect from a Laser Therapy Appointment
With this effective laser treatment, 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 one to two weeks. Redness immediately after the treatment is typical, or at times a purpuric reaction.
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
An antibiotic and an antiviral will be prescribed as a precautionary measure. A topical anesthetic will also be prescribed to apply in advance of the treatment to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
PRODUCTS TO AVOID ONE WEEK PRIOR TO PROCEDURE:
- 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