Who is a Candidate?
Most skin types except the very darkest skin. Patients with tans should wait until their tan fades before undergoing this treatment.
What can I Expect?
Reduction or removal of unsightly birthmarks which may greatly improve one's sense of confidence and self-esteem.
Patients who have had facial areas treated may take off a few days, while those having body, hands or other areas treated usually return to their normal activity the next day.
Does it Hurt?
The laser treatment causes a slight sting. Anesthetics are not needed for most patients; however, those with very sensitive skin may apply a numbing cream 30 minutes before the procedure if desired.
Before Treatment Instructions
Avoid excessive sun exposure. Avoid tanning for one month before your treatment.
After Treatment Instructions
Wash the area with a mild soap and gently pat dry, then apply a soothing moisturizer to the skin. Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning for one week after your treatment. Consider the use of sunscreens. Patients who undergo the treatment to remove brown spots should consider the use of fading creams and sunscreen after the procedure.