A "pigment spot" comes in many shapes and sizes. The following indications can be treated by laser treatment and/or medical products.
- Age spots (lentigo solaris)
- Melasma (pregnancy mask)
- Sun damage
- Vascular melasma
- Naevus of Ota
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Cafe au lait stain
- Poikiloderma of Civatte (pigmentation neck)
What Skincenters offers
Pigmentation spots laser treatment
For the removal of pigment spots we often choose a laser treatment with the Lutronic Picoplus laser. Here we eliminate the pigments present with the laser, the pigment cell remains intact (therefore a good sun protection is always recommended to avoid new pigmentation spots). The spot is then gradually removed by the body. A few days-weeks after the treatment, it is possible that the spot becomes darker, after which it fades again and finally disappears.
There are other treatment options besides laser treatment depending on the exact indication, including a chemical peel or products.
A combination of treatment and home products is often recommended for even more effective results.
Preparation and aftercare
It is important to avoid sun and tanning both 6 weeks before and after treatment. We also recommend using a sunscreen with high protection factor.
After treatment, the pigment spot may first darken before lightening. It is best to stay away from the skin as much as possible during the recovery period.
*All other treatments can be booked via the 'make appointment' button at the bottom right.
Depending on the indication, one or more sessions are required.
This is always discussed during an intake interview
Before & after pigmentation
Pigmentation spots can be well treated by laser treatment with Lutronic's Picolaser. Exfoliation can also be chosen.
To remove pigmentation spots, an average of 1 to 3 laser treatments are required. The number of treatments also depends on the color of spots as well as the type of spot. During the intake interview we will gladly draw up a personal treatment plan with you.
After lasering pigment spot(s), the spot may darken a bit, also a small scab may appear. It is important to stay away from this.
After a few days, the stain will lighten again and gradually fade/disappear.
Pigmentation spots can return due to the influence of sunlight. Therefore, we also always recommend applying sunscreen factor 50 (even in winter).