Laser light is absorbed only by the unwanted melanin, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment. Deeper level damaged blood vessels are treated similarly with a quick switch of settings.
Shortly after treatment, the pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented – without damaging the surrounding tissue. A single treatment completely removes the pigmented blemish.
However, patients with darker pigmentation will need additional treatment. We ask our clients to return 4 – 6 weeks after the treatment for a follow-up.