(Sunspots, Freckles, Lentigines, Seborrhoeic Keratoses, Age Spots, Birthmarks, Melasma, Sun Damage)
There are many different types of pigmentation that range in both appearance and cause. For example, freckles are caused by the sun, while birthmarks are caused by irregularities in the makeup of the skin.
The Candela GentleMax Pro laser is used for superficial pigment such as freckles, sunspots, liver spots, and seborrhoea keratosis, and treatment is very fast and effective. Most will require only 1 - 2 treatments to completely clear the pigment. For deeper pigment, such as birthmarks and melasma, 3 or more treatments may be required.
Laser pigmentation removal works by selectively targeting the unwanted pigment in the skin with laser light. The pigment absorbs the light and heats up, resulting in the body shedding or reabsorbing the pigment over several weeks.
Treatments are very fast and only mildly uncomfortable. The sensation feels warm to hot. Post treatment you can expect slightly red or pink sensitive skin (the sensation is similar to sunburn) with the pigment appearing much darker, or grey. It is important to not scratch or remove darkened pigment prematurely, rather allow it to come away naturally.