If you have always dreamed of having a flawless complexion, even a single spot or blemish on the face can stand out and cause a lot of distress. However, there are many aesthetic procedures available to handle a myriad of problems that skin might develop.
Skin, especially facial skin that is naturally thin and sensitive, can break out in acne, freckles, moles, scars, or lesions due to various factors. These factors may be stress, lifestyle habits, pollution, sun exposure, or inherited factors. Spots that form upon reaching a certain age, freckled complexion, or pigmentation of the skin are common problems. They are called pigmented lesions. They form when the melanin in the skin, which is what gives the skin its colour in the first place, is produced in an erratic manner.
The solution to this problem is a laser procedure that works on removing the pigmented lesions so that the complexion is of even tone. Dark spots, freckles or scars have a higher absorption of the targeted laser. The light is a beam of a single wavelength, and causes the spot to lighten, or removes it altogether. Several sittings of this procedure can visibly reduce the dark spots or pigmented lesions. To lighten a spot may need 1 or 2 sittings, whereas removing it altogether means the user should sit through at least 5 rounds of the procedure.
The sittings will have to spaced out so that they do not cause harm to the skin. For instance, about 3 sittings can be done in 4-6 weeks, depending on how the skin reacts to the light. The number of treatments and even the intensity of light used depends on the amount of sun exposure that the skin gets. The duration of each session can range between 5 to 30 minutes. For a greater area of pigmented lesions, the procedure is that much longer.
Pigment removal also has side effects, so the user should follow the doctor’s instructions for care to the letter. Crusting of the skin, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, burning sensation, bleeding, and blistering are common occurrences and recovery can take a while. You can ask for the advice of the surgeon on pain management medication.