Unusual skin pigmentation is a skin condition that can occur naturally or appear as a result from too much sun exposure, skin trauma, and skin disease. Birthmarks, sun spots, freckles, and port wine stains are some examples of the most common skin pigmentation abnormalities. There are many skin treatments today that will effectively eliminate some of these skin pigmentation abnormalities. Laser treatment is one of the most effective methods to treat imperfections on the face and body due to skin pigmentations. The laser allows for a quick and almost painless procedure that will reduce appearance of abnormal pigmentation, create a more youthful and energized appearance, and firmer skin.

During laser treatments for skin pigmentation, the skin is treated with a laser which allows for unaffected skin to remain protected while treating the pigmented area. The laser emits light to the skin in very short pulses, and the pulses feel almost like a snap of a thin rubber band when it reaches the skin. Therefore, since each person’s level of sensitivity to pain is different and treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing cream can be used. After treatment, the area will feel like a minor sunburn, but typically, within a day the discomfort will disappear. After the redness clears, the skin returns to its normal color and texture.

Laser skin pigmentation removal is different and more beneficial than other ways of removing pigmentation because it works fast and you will notice immediate difference in the appearance of your skin. There are minimal side effects when the laser is used, whereas other skin pigmentation techniques can result in burned, bleeding, and irritated skin for days after the treatment. Laser treatment is minimally invasive and therefore requires less downtime and less side effects. Dr. Umar is a board certified dermatologist in Los Angeles with a lot of experience in skin health and removing pigmentation from the skin. For more information, please contact Dr. Umar at FineTouch Dermatology in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit FineTouch Dermatology.