Melasma and sunspots (also known as liver spots) are patches of small, dark areas on the skin. They typically appear on parts of the body that tend to be exposed to the sun often like the face, shoulders, arms, hands. Age spots are most common for those 50+, but sunspots can appear for people of all ages.
El Paso, being the Sun City it is, is no stranger to sunspots and melasma. Especially in the summer, our city's climate is almost perfect for those kinds of benign blemishes. Our team has the technology and expertise to help rid your skin of unwanted pigmentation.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin the removal process!
Picoway is an advanced laser solution for benign pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, lentigines, Nevus of Ota, Cafe-au-Lait, and many more. This breakthrough technology uses ultra-short picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses to break down the pigment into the smallest particles.
Melasma and sunspots can often be mistaken for more serious skin conditions, so it's important to know what exactly to look for.
Sunspots are flat, tan to dark brown, and tend to be small (from freckle size to ½ in diameter). Sunspots can be few in number or can cluster.
Melasma is characterized by dark, discolored patches of skin. Also known as chloasma, this condition tends to appear on the face and is often somewhat symmetrical
Few Treatments: FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in few treatments for different skin types.
Fast Results: With its ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay will shatter even tiny ink particles making it easier for the body to clear the tattoo ink.
Minimized Risk: PicoWay's ultra-short pulses also optimize the delivery of energy to the targeted ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated, while the least amount of heat gets transferred into the skin.
Minimal Discomfort: Since PicoWay's pulses are fast, you'll feel minimal discomfort throughout the procedure.
How does Picoway work?
Laser light is targeted at the unwanted pigment in ultrashort picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the pigment into very tiny particles which are then easily eliminated by the body's natural processes. The Picoway laser emits less heat energy than the traditional laser providing a more comfortable treatment.
Does the Picoway treatment hurt?
The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on the nature and location of the pigmented lesions on the body.
What should you expect and what precautions should be taken throughout this process?
During your first visit, your skin's reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most effective treatment. Immediately following treatment, cold or cool compresses may be applied to soothe the treated area. A topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended. In the first few days, take care to avoid scrubbing the area or using abrasive skin cleansers. Over a few days, the lesions will darken and sluff off.
How many PicoWay treatments will I require?
The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the location, depth, size, and type of pigmentation. Some lesions will require several treatments for optimal results, where some can be resolved in a single treatment.
Are Picoway treatments safe, and are there any side effects?
Picoway treatments selectively treat the melanin pigmentation while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. After treatments, patients experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. The skin will typically resolve to normal pigmentation color.
How much does it cost?
2 melasma/sunspot treatment sessions cost $400.
Sunspots can make us more conscious and less confident in our look, but Sun City Laser can help treat them away! Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and achieve your dream look!