If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, you may notice dark spots (hyperpigmentation) on your face and other sun-exposed areas. Whether you’re bothered by melasma or sun spots, The Langdon Center can reduce these common skin concerns. We offer a number of treatments that can give you the clearer, more radiant skin you’ve been longing for. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how they work.
Known as the most powerful picosecond laser in the world, PiQo4 can do wonders for your sunspots. It generates four different laser wavelengths and includes a fractional mode that can concentrate energy in tiny spots to treat melasma.
It stimulates collagen and elastin and can take years off your face. PiQo4 laser treatments last a few minutes and don’t require any anesthesia. You’ll likely require multiple treatments to enjoy optimal results.
The Fraxel laser is fractional laser that creates tiny microscopic spots of laser energy to treat approximately 20% of the surface area. The spots of laser energy penetrate deep into the skin and can improve even deep pigment conditions such as certain forms of melasma. The fractional laser energy also promotes new collagen production to smooth wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. Typical Fraxel laser treatment takes anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes to complete, depending on the area you’d like treated. Four to six treatments about a month apart are ideal.
The M22 system consists of the non-ablative fractional laser (ResurFX™) and an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system. The IPL uses pulsed light photo-rejuvenation to improve hyperpigmentation that results from sun damage. ResurFX™ can significantly reduce the appearance of sunspots and, like the Fraxel laser, will improve skin texture. Although there is no downtime, side effects include a bit of redness and swelling which resolves within a day or two.
Once you visit our office, we can evaluate your unique hyperpigmentation concerns and design a customized treatment plan. Fortunately, all of these options are non-invasive and offer minimal to no downtime so you don’t have to worry about any major disruptions to your daily life.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about any of these treatments or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for any of them, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.