Kaiser Permanente’s Cosmetic Services Department in Walnut Creek has been wonderful. They successfully and safely treated dark spots (from sun exposure) on my face through a combination of both topical and laser treatments. My esthetician, Cat VanBergen is wonderful and I feel really lucky to have found her. 的专业精神, 专业知识, and kindness of everyone at Kaiser Cosmetic Services have been a true blessing.
激光 Removal of Brown Spots
High-energy pulsing lasers can safely and effectively remove many unwanted brown and red spots on your skin, including liver spots, 老年斑, 太阳黑子, 毛细血管破裂, 胎记, and angiomas (red spots). Once the lasers do their job, you can have a more even skin tone.
激光 treatments usually take 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size, color, and depth of the spot, as well as the number of spots to be treated. Most treatments do not require any anesthetic, and all are done on an outpatient basis. Red spots can usually be treated in one to two visits. Brown spots may require two to three visits. Broken capillaries or red-colored scars may need multiple treatments.
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When removing red spots, the skin is often reddened or bruised for 7 to 10 days after the treatment and may sting like a sunburn f或者一个 few hours. Removing brown spots forms an abrasion and also temporarily reddens the skin. After each treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately, although you should keep the treated area out of the sun f或者一个t least 6 weeks, 或者一个s long as your doct或者一个dvises. Once the area is healed, you should protect it with sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever it is exposed to the sun.
Side effects may include hypopigmentation (lightening of the treated skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the treated skin). 激光 treatment will not stop new spots from forming. Your doctor will discuss with you all the risks and benefits of treatment during your consultation.
激光s are only effective on certain types of spots – primarily marks that have a discrete boundary. If your skin tone is uneven, or if you are bothered by general discoloration, you may be a good candidate for treatment using Obagi NuDerm® Systems 或者一个 化学剥脱术. Your doctor can discuss your options with you.
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What Should I Look for in a 激光 Practitioner?
The treatment should be performed by a registered nurse (RN) or physician who’s trained to operate a laser. Different treatment choices must be made for each patient. Side effects such as skin discoloration can result if the laser is operated by an inexperienced practitioner. At Kaiser Permanente, we provide only laser trained RNs or physicians to deliver high-quality care to our patients.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for laser removal of brown spots or to simply learn more about the procedure, request a consultation.