Laser Treatment for Pigmentation
in Boca Raton
Create a more radiant and even skin tone
If you have irregularities in your skin’s color, you’ll be relieved to know that laser treatments performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Berman can improve your uneven skin tone. Brown laser spot removal in Boca Raton can give you clearer, younger looking skin.
When laser energy is directed at unwanted skin pigment, it breaks up the pigment into miniscule particles that are ultimately absorbed by the body. For pigmentation problems, Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Berman uses the Cynosure Max G handheld laser. This laser delivers what’s called an Intense Pulsed Light treatment (shortened as IPL).
Candidates for laser treatment are those who experience discoloration to the skin known as hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation results when “clusters” of melanin appear on the surface of the skin as age spots, freckles or brown spots. You can also have uneven skin tone as a result of broken capillaries, rosacea, and melasma. Some of these problems are caused by too much sun exposure, while others, such as melasma, are influenced by genetics, hormonal changes or medications.
When you arrive at Dr. Jonathan Berman’s plastic surgery practice in Boca Raton, an anesthetic cream will be applied to your skin. After 30-45 minutes, this will be washed off. Both you and Dr. Berman will wear protective eyewear during the IPL treatment. Shorts burst of laser light through the handpiece will be delivered, followed by cooling, until all desired pigmented areas have been treated.
After the treatment, you’ll feel like you have a sunburn. There will be a bit of swelling, which will disappear within a couple of days. Your dark spots will initially become darker before they lighten and flake off. Red spots, such as melasma, broken capillaries, and rosacea, will lighten over time.
The use of the IPL laser treatment for pigmentation is an excellent way to clear up your skin’s complexion from sun damage or redness. Double board certified Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman has a broad menu of treatments for skin conditions, as well as options for improvement of the face, breast, and body. To schedule your consultation, call 561-417-0171 today or complete our online consultation form.