A smooth, even complexion is a sought-after sign of youth and beauty. Unfortunately, uneven skin pigmentation is a common concern for many women.
What Causes Uneven Skin Pigmentation?
Uneven skin pigmentation can develop for many reasons. Hyperpigmentation is the most common form of uneven skin tone and includes:
- Age spots and sun spots: Dark, asymmetrical spots can form on your skin as a result of age or lifestyle factors that increase your body’s melanin production and distribution. Melanin is the dark brown pigment in the skin.
- Melasma: The dark patches of melasma typically appear as a result of hormone changes from pregnancy or birth control.
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation: These marks appear when melanin production increases in response to an injury or wound. The most common example of this is a dark mark left behind from acne.
- Freckles: These spots are primarily genetic, though sun exposure can cause them to darken.
excel HR Cutera Laser
Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas offers the excel HR Cutera Laser to treat excess pigmentation including age spots and sun spots. Discrete pigmented lesions, whether freckles, lentigines, or age spots require individualized treatment options. The laser wavelength, energy delivered and spot size must be uniquely customized to address the patient’s concern and skin type.
Schedule a consultation today with our laser certified, expert staff to create your individualized pigmentation treatment program.
Common Questions About excel HR Pigmentation Treatments
What is the excel HR Cutera Laser?
The excel HR Cutera Laser is a safe and effective laser that combines two clinically proven laser technologies to target the primary signs of aging and photodamage including unwanted pigmentation.
How does the the excel HR Cutera Laser work?
During the treatment, our expert staff will select one of two laser options on the excel HR Cutera Laser and customize the treatment settings to target the color and depth of your skin concern. The laser light is converted into heat energy and absorbed only by the cells containing excessive pigment. This causes effective destruction while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged.
What is the treatment like?
Pigmentation treatment using the excel HR Cutera Laser can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The treatment is tolerated well with little to no discomfort. To enhance comfort and safety throughout the treatment, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin throughout the session.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time varies based on the area of treatment – most patients are treated within 5-10 minutes. However, some treatments may take up to 30 minutes.
What can I expect following treatment?
Typically, you can return to your normal activities immediately following the treatment. Redness may be expected following the treatment, however it will resolve within a few days. Treated pigmentation and brown spots will darken following the treatment and slough off within 3 to 6 days.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients require only one to two treatment sessions. The number of treatments will vary based on your concern. The laser certified nursing staff will discuss a customized treatment plan during your consultation.