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Laser Treatment for Dark Spots2021-06-15T12:07:52+00:00

Dark Spots Can Be Treated With Laser Renewal Treatment

Laser Treatment for Dark SpotsOur skin tells a story. It shows where we’ve been and what we’ve survived. Unfortunately, not all the stories on our skin are wanted. Enjoying one too many trips to the beach may leave your skin marred with sun spots (also called dark spots) that appear as you grow older. Smile lines, dark spots, and stretch marks develop on the body as we age, and many may find them unsightly. If you’ve been longing for the smooth, clear skin of your youth, you may be in luck. 

Laser skin treatments use short, concentrated bursts of light to treat minor skin afflictions removing redness and improving collagen production. Laser treatments (also known as lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization) have become popular in recent years due to their non-invasive nature and long-lasting effects. If you’re looking for a quick fix, this may not fit your needs, as the results of the laser treatments can take weeks to appear.

If you’re suffering from dark spots, acne scars, fine lines, or wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing may be a viable option to renew your skin. Those who may be looking for laser wrinkle reduction and dark spot removal in Los Angeles will experience a smoother and clearer complexion following treatment. However, this treatment does not work for everyone. People with active acne and those with darker skin tones may not see substantial improvements.

How Do Laser Skin Treatments Work on Dark Spots?

Laser skin treatments apply the power of lasers to the skin to strip the top, thinner layers of skin that become weathered as you age. This facial rejuvenation procedure basically replaces your skin with a newer layer that lies underneath. Since this layer has been protected by the top layer, it looks much younger and less damaged.

Doctors performing laser skin resurfacing typically use one of two lasers: CO2 lasers and Erbium lasers. 

  • CO2 lasers are the more intense option, meaning more painful and deeper reaching. They are used to treat greater skin afflictions like warts, acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. It’s normal for redness and swelling to occur following treatment. Recovery typically takes about two weeks.
  • Erbium lasers will not eliminate wrinkles or deep scarring, but they do work to remove surface-level blemishes. They also have fewer side effects following the procedure, and most only need a recovery time of one week.

As a doctor moves the laser beam over your dark spots, they will pinken, then get dark, and then flake off days later. The skin underneath will be free of the pigment caused by sun damage. As a resident of the sunny city of Los Angeles, you may be in need of LA sun spot removal. Following your treatment, the beach vacations of the past will exist only in memories, instead of on your face.

The effects of laser skin rejuvenation are not immediate; in fact, it’s normal to feel less confident immediately following the procedure due to redness and irritation. However, patience will show extremely favorable results in about a month, as your skin will look so much younger and more refreshed. By then, the dark spots will have fallen off and your skin will look less damaged.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?

Laser skin renewal in LA may be advertised as a magic wand to your face, but not everyone will experience baby fresh skin after one use. That’s why it’s important to consult a Los Angeles cosmetic professional like Westside Face who can tell you which treatment is best for you and your skin.

Dark spots, fine lines, and acne scars are the most common afflictions treated by laser skin renewal. The lasers may be futile against deeper damage like serious scars and stretch marks. If you’re looking for Los Angeles laser stretch mark reduction, Westside Face can offer alternatives that can suit your needs. 

Depending on your pain tolerance, you may or may not find this procedure uncomfortable. A laser removing skin may sound painful, but some who have a higher pain tolerance may not even need an anesthetic. However, most doctors apply a topical, local anesthetic before starting the procedure. You can also be sedated.

Everyone’s skin is different, which is why it’s important those considering laser skin resurfacing find a doctor that will take the time and effort to learn their skin. Westside Face specializes in improving skin’s texture, elasticity, and discoloration. If you’re looking to improve your skin, schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles of Westside Face. The doctors of Westside Face will decide which skin treatment is best for you based on your lifestyle and genealogy. Don’t take risks when it comes to the skin on your face, schedule a consultation with Westside Face. 

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