Laser Skin Treatment North Carolina
Treating Age Spots, Sun Damage, & Hyperpigmentation
Refresh your skin with PicoSure
Achieving a more youthful appearance without the typical discomfort and downtime is now possible with PicoSure. This breakthrough technology removes unwanted pigment, and treats wrinkles and acne scars. PicoSure gently delivers short bursts of energy to target problem areas. This innovative technology can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
PicoSure is a quick and easy non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment that focuses on your problem areas whether it's brown spots, sun damage, freckles, pigmented lesions, wrinkles or acne scars, and can be used to treat many areas of the body including the chest or décolleté, face, hands, legs, and more.
Unlike lasers in the past that relied on intense heat energy which caused pain and led to significant skin redness and downtime, this gentler treatment provides impressive results without the associated discomfort and downtime of traditional lasers. Refresh your skin today with PicoSure's breakthrough technology and see visibly clearer skin faster, and with fewer treatments.
Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, lentigo, lentigenes ... these are names for the small brown spots that sometimes appear on your face and hands, caused by photodamage, or sun exposure. These solar lentigenes can emerge at any age and on any skin type, although people with light skin are most susceptible. Over time, the spots can darken or even grow to become unsightly "splotches."
The best prevention, of course, is daily sunscreen. For those who haven't been careful in the sun, lasers can help restore even skin tone.
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Dark or light complexioned, we all have varying amounts of melanin. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun's damaging rays.
Pigmented lesions can be successfully lightened or removed with modern laser technology. A laser removes pigmented lesions with the energy of light. A laser is designed to produce one or more specific light wavelengths which are absorbed by the pigment. Our lasers treat superficial brown blemishes and are also effective in removing other brown marks like cafe au lait patches, Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, freckles and flat pigmented moles. A few kinds of pigmentation (in particular melasma) do not improve in response to any form of laser treatment.
The Revlite laser provides the appropriate wavelength of light for absorption of abnormal melanin concentrations and delivers the light in very short, high intensity pulses for maximum melanin destruction. The use of this specific combination of wavelength and rapidly pulsed light results in minimal damage to normal skin while providing maximum abnormal melanin removal. The PhotoAcoustic energy of the RevLite safely targets the individual spots, gently breaking the pigment into tiny particles. You'll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot will then turn darker and sloughs off completely within one to two weeks. At this point, lighter skin starts to blend in as it heals, promoting an even toned appearance.
Cutera LimeLight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort. Cutera LimeLight treats pigment, hair (even light colors), and telangectasias (tiny dilated capillaries).