Hyperpigmentation is a very common condition. Although it is usually harmless, people often do not like the way these dark spots look on their skin. Luckily, there is an effective and safe way to treat this condition. The PicoWay Laser uses a photoacoustic effect to treat from underneath the top layer of the skin. As a result, this is a gentle treatment that causes very little downtime.
The PicoWay Laser for Hyperpigmentation
Dark spots are also known as benign pigmented lesions. They can be the result of sun exposure. You may see them in the form of freckles, brown patches, or liver spots. These spots can show up in a wide variety of places on the body. Melasma is another form of hyperpigmentation that can be treated with the PicoWay Laser. These spots show up after dramatic hormonal changes and are common for women during or after pregnancy.
The ultra-short pulse laser that is used in this treatment helps to break down the unwanted dark spots. Once broken down, the pigment is so small that it is invisible to the naked eye. Your body can easily flush out these tiny pigment particles.
Why Choose PicoWay Laser Treatment for Your Hyperpigmentation?
There are several reasons that patients and doctors both are so excited about this treatment. Some of the main ones are:
- There is less heat than other treatments, resulting in far less discomfort.
- You see more improvements with fewer treatments.
- The approach is very targeted, meaning you will not have a long recovery time.
The PicoWay Laser Treatment
This is an FDA-approved treatment that not only helps with hyperpigmentation, but also acne scars, wrinkles, birthmarks, unwanted tattoos, and age spots. Although topical numbing agents can be used, many patients find them to be unnecessary. When used for hyperpigmentation, there is no downtime associated with getting this treatment done.
Many patients see results after just one treatment but will need multiple sessions to get to their ideal look. It will ultimately depend on the location, depth, and size of the area being treated. The PicoWay Laser is considered safe because it can target the excess melanin pigmentation while not damaging the surrounding skin.
If you are interested in learning more about the PicoWay Laser, contact our office today. We will be happy to schedule a personalized consultation where we can answer all of your questions and create a personalized treatment plan. Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD has two offices conveniently located in Redlands and Sun City, CA.