Laser Spot Removal

Summary

Dark spots also known as brown spots, age spots or sun spots are the result of chronic exposure to the sun and its harmful ultraviolet and infrared light rays.

Length of Procedure

20 minutes - 1 hour

Recovery Time

No downtime. Can return to normal activities

Before & After Gallery

Where

SpaMedica Clinic, Yorkville, Toronto, ON

Anesthesia

None

Cost

Laser Dark Spot treatments pricing starts at $350

Are You a Candidate For Laser Dark Spot Removal?

Suitable candidates for laser dark spot removal are any men and women of any age with brown or dark spots on their face, hands, trunk, or extremity. The pigmented lesions must be benign in nature and include dark spots, brown spots, age spots, sunspots and benign flat moles.


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Are You a Candidate For Laser Dark Spot Removal?

Prep/Pre-Op

• You cannot be tanned at the time of treatment 

• Raised spots might need to be removed surgically

Before and After Pictures

Procedure Details

Chronic exposure to the sun, even with sun block, exposes the skin to ultraviolet light type C waves, radiation as well as infrared radiation. This results in dark spots or brown spots appearing on the face, hands, feet, legs and body. 

How Does Laser Brown Spot Removal Work?

The procedure is performed during a simple office visit and often takes only a few minutes. Simple brown spots, dark spots, age and sun spots will require no freezing cream. After your treatment you can return immediately to normal activities. Pulsed light leaves the brown spot darker and makeup can be applied immediately. The lesion usually fades over 3 – 6 weeks. Laser treatment leaves a small crust where your brown spot used to be and this is covered with an ointment and adhesive bandage until it falls off after 7- 10 days.

The light emitted by lasers or pulsed light is absorbed by the pigment in the brown spots. The light energy then breaks the pigment up into many tiny pieces that fall off with the crust  after treatment. Further pigment is reabsorbed by your immune system over the next 6 weeks.

If your brown, age or sunspot requires another treatment, these can be easily done every 4-6 weeks until you have achieved the lightening effect you desire.

Risks/Side Effects

Are there any risks or side effects associated with Laser Spot Removal?

Blisters, crusted skin as the area heals and some mild discomfort are all normal reactions and are well tolerated by patients.

Results

What Results Can I Expect from Laser Brown Spot or Laser Dark Spot Removal?

SpaMedica has multiple laser systems to treat pigmented lesions including the Q-Switched Ruby, Q-Switched 532 nm, Q-Switched 755 nm, Q-Switched 1064 nm lasers and Intense pulsed light/radio frequency systems can fade brown spots, dark spots aging spots and sun spots. Brown, dark, age and sun spots will often go away after just one or two laser treatments and will resolve more gradually with pulsed light.

Benefits

The benefits of laser dark spot removal treatments are

  • there are no incisions required for treatment.
  • It may only require one session to complete treatment.

Laser Dark Spot Removal Cost

Laser dark spot removal costs start at $350. The removal of dark spots, age, sun & brown spots is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. The cost of laser  spot removal treatment varies with the size and number of pigmented lesions, dart spots or brown spots.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a laser spot removal consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form. Or you can call 877-712-8367 to schedule a consultation now.