Sunspot removal at the Laser + Skin Institute
Short pulsed Nd:YAG, Alexandrite, and Ruby lasers as well as Intense Pulsed Light are used to lighten or remove a variety of dark skin spots. These lasers produce a very bright beam of light that destroys the cells containing pigment, with very little damage to surrounding skin.
These lasers are used to remove pigmented sunburn freckles (solar lentigines), flat brown spots on the hands or face (sun spots), cafe-au-lait marks, blue-grey birthmarks on the face (nevus of Ota), and tattoos.
The amount of lightening depends on the location and depth of the pigment. For small brown spots, two to three treatments may be needed. Tattoos, birthmarks and Nevus of Ota require multiple sessions.
How Will I Look, Feel, and Care for the Treated Area?
Depending on the extent of treatment, there may be tiny areas of bleeding during therapy and the treated area may become dark red as a result. The treated site usually crusts lightly, and generally clears in one week. Wash the area with a mild soap and gently pat dry, then apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment® twice a day until healing is complete. Crusts will fall off on their own while washing the area during the first week after treatment. Water-based makeup can be gently applied as a cover-up.
I would like to get these sunspots removed...what do I do first?
To schedule an appointment with our Physicians, fill up the form below or call our scheduling staff at 973-635-5050.