Our skin care specialists and physicians will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
A single treatment with a pigment laser in Cincinnati OH 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.
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.