The Nd:YAG Laser has been the true workhorse in removing well-defined brown spots for more than a decade. Most patients require only one treatment and the results are dramatic. Unlike the FotoFacial or IPL treatment, there is some mild irritation to the skin which usually lasts a few days to a week. Patients with melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or those with more diffuse hyperpigmentation and brown discoloration should choose other options.
Removes brown age and liver spots (lentigines)
Removes brown birthmarks and Nevus of Ota
Usually one - two treatments
Minor irritation to skin only
A Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser creates a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigmented lesions. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment breaking the melanin into micro-particles thus lightening up the lesion.
The spot turns gray or white for a few minutes which is a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot then darkens and slough off completely within one to two weeks.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient.