Non-Invasive Cosmetic and Laser Specialists in Irvine, CA

Dark Spots

Using cutting-edge non-invasive laser technology, Orange Coast Aesthetics in Irvine, California, provides treatments to efficiently remove or eliminate dark spots that make skin look mottled or uneven. These treatments produce outstanding results on most skin types and tones.

What causes dark spots on the skin?

When the skin generates too much melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, dark spots called hyperpigmentation result. Dark spots can develop as a result of UV exposure, aging-related changes, infections, specific drugs, hormonal changes, trauma, and scarring.

How do lasers work to remove or reduce dark spots in the skin?

Lasers target the pigmented cells with extremely focused heat energy, breaking down the cells so they can be naturally expelled from the body over time. The laser heat also promotes collagen formation and repair, making skin seem and feel healthier while also distributing skin tone and color more evenly. Darker pigments absorb more laser energy, allowing treatment to be targeted precisely at pigmented cells while sparing the healthy cells and tissues around them.

How is laser treatment of dark spots performed?

Laser treatment uses a special handheld device to transmit energy through the skin to target areas of discoloration. The extent or size of the treatment region, as well as other elements like your skin type and tone, will all affect how long it takes to complete the treatment.

How will I feel afterward?

Immediately after your treatment, we apply skincare products and masks to cool and soothe your skin. After your treatment, you might have some discomfort or redness in the treated area that is comparable to what you might experience after a mild sunburn, but both of these side effects should go away within a few days to a week. Many patients resume their regular skin care and makeup routines the next day when they return to work.