Laser For Pigmentation Sherman Oaks

Laser for Pigmentation at Cosmetic Injectables Center in Sherman Oaks utilizes top-of-the-line technology to treat and eliminate various skin discoloration conditions. The remarkable precision and versatility of the laser device allow practitioners to target the exact pigmentation issue that you are facing.

Reclaim your confidence and youthful appearance; allow our knowledgeable and experienced providers to care for your pigmentation problems. You are in excellent hands at the Cosmetic Injectables Center. Our highly skilled providers ensure each patient has a custom experience tailored to their specific skincare needs and goals.

Laser For Pigmentation Sherman Oaks

What is Laser for Pigmentation?

This non-invasive procedure uses targeted beams of light to remove areas of unwanted pigmentation without physically harming the skin. The Cosmetic Injectables Center has embraced the Cutera Excel V laser into its practice. It is among the best and most specialized lasers on the market for pigmentation or skin smoothing issues. This laser can help to diminish 20 variations in redness, purples, browns, and blues in irregular skin tones. Adjustable wavelengths allow practitioners to target pigmentations precisely. Our treatment has both a focused pigmentation laser and a laser genesis setting that can help:

  • Even out skin tone
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Remove freckles, dark spots, birthmarks, and other pigmentation issues.

The Laser genesis setting is also excellent for stimulating collagen production, reducing wrinkles, spider veins, and enlarged pores. Our experienced practitioners will help you achieve your desired results in an expedited amount of time – usually 7 to 10 days, or even immediately, depending upon your goals. Several treatments may be necessary.

Laser for Pigmentation Benefits

The benefits of treatment with our pigmentation laser include:

  • Reduced appearance of sun damage (age spots and hyperpigmentation)
  • Improved skin tone
  • Enhanced firmness and tightening of the skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of rosacea and facial veins
  • Reduction in pores
  • Increase in collagen and elastin production
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Laser for Pigmentation Cost & Pricing Structure

The national average cost of one laser pigmentation treatment is between $500 and 800. At Cosmetic Injectables Center in Sherman Oaks, we charge $250 per session and offer pricing packages when booking multiple treatments.

  • US National Average: $500-$800
  • Our Price: $250
  • Additional Costs: There may be additional costs associated with laser for pigmentation treatment, such as the need for multiple sessions, barrier cream, vitamin C serum, sunscreen, or other topical treatments as our providers recommend.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer various payment options, including Care Credit, for your convenience.

Our team has years of experience in providing Laser for Pigmentation Treatments. Get in touch today!

How the Procedure Works

The Cutera Laser is a focused, single wavelength, high-energy laser that your provider can adjust to an optimal pigment setting. Since there isn’t a variety of wavelengths coming out of the handpiece (as there are with some IPL machines), there’s less likelihood of unintentional side effects. This laser explicitly targets melanin pigmentations; produced by pigment cells called melanocytes. The optimized wavelength gets absorbed by the pigments. The energy then forces the pigment to break apart, and the body’s waste system consequently removes the debris. Refer to the section below for more information about the treatment process.

Before & Preparation

  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will fill out a brief questionnaire. This questionnaire will allow our providers to understand your pigmentation concerns better and adjust the laser settings to an appropriate level for your skin type.
  • If needed, your provider may prescribe a pretreatment topical regiment during your first visit to be used for a couple of weeks before your first laser session.
  • We highly advise that individuals pre-treat with topicals to prevent possible hyper or hypopigmentation side effects. For more information on our uniquely formulated medical-grade topical treatments, click here.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun or tanning beds and use a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen.
  • Discontinue self-tanners, creams containing retinol, whitening, or steroid creams for two weeks. Ensure resolution of any darkening from previous self-tanners or sun.
  • We advise against any inflammatory procedures such as waxing, laser, threading, or tweezing on the day of your treatment.
  • Disclose to your provider any treatments you have had recently and any medications you may be taking.
  • Please arrive with a clean face, free of makeup.
  • Please wear clothing that allows access to the treatment area for treatment areas other than the face

During the Procedure

  • Your provider will first discuss your pigmentation concerns and talk you through the process. They will put your mind at ease by checking in with you throughout the treatment, ensuring the highest level of comfortability.
  • You will be required to wear protective eye goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. Your provider will also be wearing protective eyewear.
  • Once the treatment area has been cleansed and prepared, the laser treatment will begin.
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  • The procedure typically takes 1 to 10 minutes for focused laser and 15 to 30 minutes for laser genesis, depending upon the size of the treatment area.
  • Patients may feel a slight stinging sensation like a rubber band snap. Still, the feeling is exceptionally minimal (a one out of ten on the pain scale).
  • The focused laser device contains a cooling agent. This feature cools the top layers of skin as treatment persists, helping to maximize your comfort and reduce irritation to prevent further release of pigmentation by your cells.
Laser For Pigmentation Before And After

Aftercare & Recovery

  • There is no downtime associated with laser pigmentation treatment. You can return to your daily activities directly after your appointment.
  • After the treatment, you may experience some redness, an increase in the pigmentation color, or mild swelling. These minimal side effects will subside within a few hours or days.
  • We advise against rubbing, scratching, or irritating the treated area to avoid interference with the healing process.
  • We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and extreme heat. Wear sunscreen for the first two weeks after laser pigmentation.

Treatment Areas

Laser for pigmentation can treat a wide variety of skin pigmentation conditions in areas such as the:

  • Back
  • Decolletage
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Hands
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Am I a Good Candidate for Laser for Pigmentation?

Many individuals can benefit from Laser Treatment for Pigmentation. Those who suffer from excessive dark spots, freckles, melasma, postpartum pigmentation, dark patches, and other skin tone issues make excellent candidates for treatment. A comprehensive list of conditions our lasers effective treat include:

Am I A Good Candidate For Laser For Pigmentation

Please schedule a consultation with one of our master providers if you are considering treatment. Your provider will diagnose the pigmentation issues you are enduring and develop a customized treatment plan.

  • Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Wrinkles
  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hair removal
  • Port-wine stains
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Spider veins
  • Bruising

Similar & Related Procedures

Our highly skilled providers can assess your pigmentation concerns. We will guide you in deciphering which procedure or combination of strategies will best address your specific needs. Other methods that can manage and treat pigmentation include

  • Microneedling: a cosmetic treatment in which a handheld device with ultra-fine needles is pressed into the skin, creating minor wounds to the superficial tissue. The results are not selective to a particular skin condition but effectively promote collagen production and cellular regeneration.
  • VI Peel: a medium-depth chemical peel that exfoliates the superficial layers of the skin to promote the production of new proteins and skin cells. These peels benefit those suffering from signs of aging or texture and pigmentation issues.
  • Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) & Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF): PRP and PRF therapy are used cohesively with microneedling. Both treatments use the patients’ concentrated platelets to accelerate healing and reduce pigmentation abnormalities.
Laser For Pigmentation Similar &Amp; Related Procedures
  • Topical treatments: the products used for topical pigmentation treatment depend on the patients’ skin type and tone. Commonly prescribecreams include but are not limited to hydroquinone, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream, and azelaic acid.

Side Effects & Risks

The risks associated with most pigmentation lasers are minimal and may last up to a few days after treatment. However, lasers can sometimes produce side effects such as:

Laser For Pigmentation Side Effects &Amp; Risks
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Changes in pigmentation (increased or decreased pigmentation compared to your natural skin color)

At the Cosmetic Injectables Center, the chances of adverse side effects are incredibly minimal. Our award-winning staff receive top-of-the-line training and are highly knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating each specific pigmentation concern with the highest comfort level.

Laser for Pigmentation Reviews

I highly recommend Melody to do your filler injections, chemical peels, and laser treatment (these are the services that i’ve had done)! Melody is not only professional, friendly, and fun to talk to, but she is also so knowledgeable and informative about the services and procedures she provides. I trust her with my face and would encourage you to do the same!!

Kacie M.

Weswood, Los Angeles, CA

Our team has years of experience in providing Laser for Pigmentation Treatments. Get in touch today!

Laser for Pigmentation FAQs

Can hyperpigmentation be removed by laser?

Absolutely! Thanks to cutting-edge technology, resolving pigmentation issues has never been more effortless. Laser treatments can remove dark spots, patches, and redness such as hyperpigmentation, birthmarks, sun spots, age spots, and freckles.

How many laser sessions are needed for pigmentation?

The number of sessions required depends on the severity and type of the pigmentation issue, skin type, and treatment choice. Certain laser treatments can remove specific types of pigmentation after one to three sessions. Still, other pigmentation issues may need six to eight sessions.

Does pigmentation come back after laser?

No, the treated pigmentation spots will not return. However, new pigmentation can be erratic and may arise due to sun or UV exposure, hormonal factors, or aging. Generally speaking, you cannot permanently cure it because your skin will continue to produce more pigmentation over time due to various unavoidable factors.

Is laser treatment safe for hyperpigmentation?

Yes. Several different lasers and settings are available for safe and effective hyperpigmentation treatment on various skin types and tones. Pre- and post-treatment topical products can help reduce risks and side effects.

What is the best laser to remove pigmentation?

Cutera Excel V is currently one of the most advanced pigmentation laser treatments. However, the best laser depends on individual skin type and the depth and type of pigmentation in the skin. Your provider will assist you in developing a treatment plan to best suit your skin needs.

How long does it take for pigmentation to fade after laser?

Pigmentation begins to fade one to two weeks after laser treatment. However, the dark spots or discoloration may appear worse immediately after treatment. This side effect gradually disappears as the lymphatic system flushes the pigmentation from the body.

What is the best way to remove pigmentation?

Combined treatment using both lasers and topicals is the best way to remove pigmentation. Other methods to prevent further pigmentation include managing hormonal imbalances, staying out of the sun, and wearing sunscreen.

Which is the best pigmentation cream?

We recommend a combination of our Retin-A and Vitamin C serums uniquely formulated by our on-site medical practitioner, Doctor Soleiman. We have many different modalities for reducing pigmentation. We use an optimal blend of medical-grade ingredients such as kojic acid, Retin-A, vitamin c, fluoric acid, and sometimes hydroquinone to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

How can I permanently remove pigmentation from my face?

There is no permanent solution for pigmentation reduction. Pigment cells will continue to produce pigment as we age in response to hormones and sun exposure or trauma. However,  topical medical-grade creams, oral prescriptions, laser treatments, or other cosmetic procedures can reduce or remove pigmentation.

Which serum is best for pigmentation?

A blend of Vitamin C serum, Retinol, Retin-A, and HQRA Creams are excellent options for reducing the appearance of pigmentation. Contact an experienced provider near you for medical-grade prescription-strength custom formulas that provide highly effective and powerful results.

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