Pigmented Lesions/ Sun Spots
How many treatments will be necessary?
Some types of pigmentation will respond better than others. Superficial brown marks caused by age and sun can resolve with 1-2 treatments, while deeply pigmented birthmarks may require multiple treatments or may not disappear completely. Because there is a great deal of variability in the size, depth, and darkness of brown spots, and in a person’s natural ability to clear away pigment after laser treatment, it is not possible to predict results after a fixed number of treatments. If an additional treatment is required, it is best to wait at least 8 weeks between treatments so that the maximum fading can occur.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
The Q-switched laser is appropriate if you have a few isolated colored spots, large or small, that you would like to remove. We stress that this treatment is best for removing only a few spots. The Q-switched laser is not appropriate for pregnant women or patients who have taken Accutane for the past six months. Persons with a history of cold sores or herpes simplex virus should not have this procedure until they are treated for these conditions.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Q- Switched lasers can treat pigmented lesions on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.