Pigment Laser in Cincinnati, Ohio
Brown Spot & Age Spot Reduction.
At Amy Brenner MD & Associates, we utilize the GentleMax Pro® laser to target and destroy unwanted melanin in the skin. After a lifetime of being exposed to the sun, you are bound to notice brown spots on your face, neck, chest and hands.
The pigment laser in Cincinnati can reverse the effects of sun damage and tighten the skin for a firm appearance.
Reverse the Signs of Excessive Sun Exposure.
After a lifetime of being exposed to the sun, you are bound to notice brown spots on your face, neck, chest and hands. Age spots, technically known as “solar lentigines,” are flat, uniformly colored areas of brown pigment most common in sun-exposed areas.
Despite the name “age spots,” these spots are not caused by age, but rather they come from sun damage. The heat from the laser will also stimulate collagen and elastin production in the treated area, giving you additional skin toning and reducing fine wrinkles.
This rejuvenation is perfect for skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, or hands.
What it treats
Sun spots/brown spot
What the Pigment Laser Does Not Treat
Hyperpigmentation caused by a previous laser or IPL treatment.
Raised brown spots
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 14 days post treatment.
It is important to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater at all times.
How does Pigment Laser work?
During treatment with a pigment laser, laser light is absorbed only by the unwanted melanin, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment. Our lasers work to reduce age spots or pigmentation on any skin tone on the face or body, except for darker skin tones. Clients with darker skin (Fitzpatrick scale IV or greater) are not candidates for this procedure because the skin surrounding the brown spot could absorb too much laser energy and produce a more serious burn. Our physicians will discuss alternative treatments with you if a Pigment Laser isn’t the best option.
Process & Results
Our skin care specialists and physicians will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. First, we recommend a consultation with our skin care specialists prior to your treatment. This can be accomplished on the day of your treatment, but our preference is to make this a separate appointment to ensure you are informed of all of the do’s and don’ts in preparing for your procedure.
Prepare for the Treatment
On the day of your procedure, it is imperative that you do not have an active tan (i.e. that your skin has not been tanned in the last 2 weeks). First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. Protective eyewear will be put in place to ensure safety of the eyes in the presence of the pigment laser light. Your provider will individualize the laser parameters/settings to customize the treatment to your condition.
Treat and Protect the Skin
During the procedure, you will feel a warming sensation. A Zimmer Cooler will be used to ensure comfort during the procedure. Anesthesia with topical numbing medication is not necessary and if used can decrease the results of the treatment.
Again, it is imperative to ensure you are informed of all of the do’s and don’ts in preparing for your procedure. We cannot treat anyone who has an active tan (sun exposure in the last 2 weeks). Treating someone with an active tan will result in burning of the skin and potentially permanent hyperpigmentation. Also, results of the laser treatment can be significantly enhanced by pre-treating skin with an appropriate skin care regimen for up to 4 weeks prior to the treatment with a pigment laser in Cincinnati.
A single treatment with a pigment laser in Cincinnati, Ohio can reduce the appearance of pigmented spots. However, our recommended treatment plan is a series of 3 laser treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.