Laser Pigment Removal
Reveal a brighter and more even skin tone while also creating a more youthful complexion.
About Laser Pigment Removal
Pigmented lesions, such as freckles, sun spots, and age spots can be removed using our Clarity Laser. These pigmented spots can cause the skin to appear dull and aged. By removing them we can reveal a brighter and younger looking skin.
How it works
During a treatment, the pigment absorbs the energy from the laser. With our long
pulsed Alexandrite wavelength, we can safely and effectively target these pigmented
lesions without causing much trauma to the surrounding tissue. Once the pigment is
absorbed by the laser energy, it will get darker. Over the next 7-10 days, it will dry
up and begin to look like coffee grounds, and then slowly slough off. This procedure
offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface discolouration in as few as
Quick treatment time
Effective for pigment reduction on the face, neck, chest and body
Superior to IPL for pigment removal
30 minute treatment time
3-5 sessions depending on the skin type and pigment being treated
After Treatment Care
Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) and wear sunscreen on the exposed treatment areas. Retinol, exfoliants, and other active skin care ingredients should be avoided for 5-7 days post treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
We always recommend a series of three to five treatments about four weeks apart. You can expect to see a major decrease in your pigmentation as well as a firmer and more youthful skin tone. Results and amount of treatments required will vary from each client, depending on their skin, their concern, and goals. We highly recommend incorporating medical grade skin care and daily sun protection to help get the best results from your treatment as well as maintain and continue your results.
Are the treatments comfortable?
A pigment removal treatment only takes about 30 minutes. When the pulse of energy is delivered, clients will experience a mild snapping or pinching sensation. Most people experience some discomfort during the treatment, but find it tolerable and worth it for the results.
How much is each treatment?
Pricing varies depending on your skin concerns and how many treatments you will require. Please book a consultation to go over details.
Is there any downtime or any restrictions post treatment?
Shortly following the treatment, pigmented spots often begin to appear darker or intensified before they slough off. This process may take 7-10 days. Our jane iredale mineral make-up can be applied to cover any redness and darker pigment. It is important to refrain from anything that causes excessive heat or sweat for 24 hours following your treatment. The sun, including sunless tanning beds must be avoided for a minimum 7 days post treatment. The use of sunscreen is highly recommended on any areas that are exposed to the sun (all year long even in the fall and winter).
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
Treatments are safe and effective for Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1-3 (and light Skin Types 4) who are looking to improve their sun damage. Both men and women are candidates, but the treatment can cause minor hair reduction over the treated areas so men may wish to only have areas outside their beard treated. Pigment removal treatments can make you more photosensitive so the fall or winter may be the best time for treatments depending on your lifestyle. Sun exposure also needs to be avoided prior to treatment for a minimum of 2 weeks. Consultations are always complimentary and the best way for us to determine whether or not this treatment is right for you!