Sun spots are treated with the laser. The laser targets the pigment in the sun spot, and coagulates all blood supply to the pigment. Initially, the pigment will darken, and then in between 4-14 days the pigment will fall off, just as a scab would do.
This is an uncomfortable treatment, we recommend Tylenol (or equivalent as long as it does not thin the blood) or a topical numbing cream, we recommend EMLA cream.
Please note that if you are in the sun consistently, more sun spots will appear. Some Clients choose to get the treatment done every few years as they are not willing to stay out of the sun. Remember to wear sunscreen to prevent sun spots!
Is it really permanent?
If you are diligent with your sunscreen then it CAN be.
How long does this treatment take?
Between 5-30 minutes. Odette will do her best to treat any and all imperfections.
Is it safe?
If Odette is unsure of your safety she will ask you to see your doctor prior to the treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Anywhere on the body can be treated other than the eye socket.
Please note there are contraindications to this treatment. Prior to booking an appointment, please contact Jen at our front desk (250) 765-7892, and ask for more information to be emailed to you. Or you can book a free consultation with Odette to see if this treatment is right for you.