They go by many names, age spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles, Café-au-Lait spots, and the mask of pregnancy – to name just a few. In medical terminology, these are all forms of hyperpigmentation. These dark brown areas form when there is an excess of skin pigment in certain spots.
PicoWay laser treatment, available from our office in Mountain View, California, near Santa Clara, corrects brown spots by specifically targeting skin pigment. It is an effective and predictable treatment, which is safe for all skin types.
Introducing PicoWay resolve
You may be wondering how PicoWay is different from other laser skin rejuvenation techniques. The answer lies in breakthrough technology, which uses the shortest possible (with current technology) laser bursts. These bursts are measured in trillionths of seconds – picoseconds. This facilitates precision treatment, with optimal results and minimal discomfort.
The benefits include:
- Improve skin irregularities
- Lessen the signs of aging
- Eliminate brown spots on skin
- Little to no downtime
- Treatment usually takes less than half an hour
- Results achieved in just a few sessions
- 86 percent of PicoWay patients are satisfied with treatment results
- 98 percent of lesions treated with this technology are cleared
What to expect
Treatment is fast and convenient. You will be able to resume normal daily activities immediately, though you will need to protect the treatment area from direct sunlight for about four weeks. You may notice darkening and crusting of treated spots in the first several days after treatment. This is normal, and should resolve within a couple weeks, and you will see healthier, more uniformly toned skin emerge.
Patients see progressive improvement after each session. Optimal results are usually obtained with just a few appointments. If you have any questions about treatment, or you are ready to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (650) 962-4600.