What can I expect during pigmentation treatment?
A: We will apply a clear gel to the skin on which the chilled laser handpiece will glide. Treatment progresses in stages:
Stage 1: Utilizing high precision beams, laser energy is delivered to distinct pigmentation, sun spots and age spots.
Stage 2: The same high precision beam is adjusted to match distinct vascular targets including superficial veins and cherry angiomas.
Stage 3: The laser is changed from a precision spot to a large spot for general background sun damage and pigmentation.
Is the pigmentation treatment painful?
A: You may experience a slight tingling during treatment. To help manage comfort and safety, the system is equipped with a chilled sapphire tip which cools the skin before, during, and after each pulse. Depending on the level of the treatment, we may offer a topical anesthetic to help numb the skin prior to treatment.
How long do pigmentation treatments take?
A:Treatments can take 5 to 30 minutes or more depending on size of the treatment area. If a topical anesthetic is necessary, you should allow 20 to 30 minutes or more for it to take effect. This is best discussed with our staff before treatment.