Laser Spot Reduction
Laser is high intensity light of a particular wavelength in the infrared spectrum (invisible light). Based on the wavelength of the laser the effects of laser vary.
Lasers used in spot or patch reduction and birthmark reduction, work by affecting and destroying the melanin in the skin in the treated area.
For spot reduction Q-Switch NDYAG lasers are used at our clinic. These work with different wave lengths and energy levels.
A spot reduction procedure involves concentrated laser light exposure of the affected area.
The procedure involves an initial cleanup of the affected area by an aesthetician. The dermatologist then identifies the exact type of spot / mark and adjusts the laser to the settings that are best suited for the particular condition.
The procedure is safe with no down time. During the procedure the patient experiences some heat on the treated skin. Sometimes the patient may experience minor redness, swelling or bruising. However the same disappears within a few hours to few days. Post procedure care is minimum with primary focus on reduction of sun exposure and usage of sun screens.
It is important to understand that this is a medical procedure and results will vary from individual to individual based on age, diet, lifestyle, individual’s constitution and the exact condition an individual is suffering from.
The treated area is seen to be lighter in tone. In case of full face treatment the entire face seems to have a more even skin tone with a glow.
Frequency of Treatment:
For the best results of laser spot reduction, multiple sessions are needed typically 3 weeks apart.
Laser is high intensity light of a particular