How does the alexandrite laser work?
Alexandrite laser works on the principle of the laser beam with a wavelength of 755 nm, which is most effectively absorbed by skin pigment. Precisely targeted beam will break down pigment into tiny particles which will either be deposited after the procedure at the surface of the skin in the form of a scab or absorbed by the blood from which they will be washed out of the body by white blood cells.
This laser can be used to deal with:
- senile pigmentation
- solar pigmentation
- Some congenital naevi
- Brown discolored scars
- Other hyperpigmentations
What is the course of the removal of pigment spots?
The procedure is almost painless, but at the request of a client, the procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia. After the procedure, the treated area will temporarily become darker and small surface scabs will form on it, which usually disappear within a week without leaving a visible scar. It is necessary to let the scabs heal and not to scratch them. It is suitable to lubricate them with ointment containing antibiotics, which will be recommended to you by your attending doctor.
After the procedure, it is necessary to avoid sunlight for a longer period during which it is essential to use a sunscreen with high sun protection factor, which can be purchased immediately after the procedure in our clinic.
Removal of pigment spots by laser can be combined with chemical peeling.