Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Diminish Dark Spots on the Face?
It's normal to experience dark spots on your face due to age, hormone changes, or sun exposure. Unfortunately, these areas are hard to conceal with makeup and can make you feel self-conscious. Laser skin resurfacing removes damaged layers to reveal a smoother, more even complexion beneath.
Board-certified physician Dr. Brenda Vozza is proud to offer state-of-the-art laser treatments to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Contact Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. to schedule an assessment and discuss the possibilities – you could see a remarkable improvement in your appearance through laser skin resurfacing in Longview, TX.
What causes dark spots?
Many factors contribute to hyperpigmentation (or the presence of dark spots). Age spots are common in mature skin, and UV rays from the sun exacerbate existing dark spots or create new ones. Hormonal imbalances due to pregnancy, menopause, or taking certain medications can also lead to discolored patches.
Dr. Vozza helps patients identify the underlying causes of their hyperpigmentation during a consultation. Once we pinpoint the source and severity of your dark spots, we can devise a personalized plan for laser skin resurfacing.
How does laser treatment work?
Laser technology is a safe and noninvasive way to address dark spots in addition to fine lines, rough skin texture, enlarged pores, and acne scars. Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. offers a broad range of light-based treatments that penetrate through the top layers and break up underlying pigmentation for a more even complexion.
Our advanced laser system in Longview, TX is designed to target specific areas where hyperpigmentation has occurred with accuracy and precision. Dr. Vozza can adjust the strength of the laser based on your needs and desired results. We also make recommendations for additional products and treatments to enhance your results.
Caring for your skin after laser treatment
Dr. Vozza provides detailed aftercare instructions to prevent complications and ensure successful healing from laser skin resurfacing. Some guidelines may include:
- Keep your skin clean and moisturized: Cleanse your face twice a day and keep your skin hydrated with a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
- Protect your skin: Wear sunscreen when spending time outdoors to prevent future sun damage.
- Don't use products with harsh ingredients: Limit your use of exfoliants and retinol products until cleared by our team.
- Avoid picking at your skin: Recovery may include some peeling and flaking. Resist the urge to pick at your skin and let it shed away naturally.
When to expect clearer skin after laser treatment
Dr. Vozza can monitor your progress and ensure you’re healing as expected. Aggressive laser sessions cause redness and swelling for 2 – 3 weeks, but these side effects should subside with a cool compress in the treatment area.
Depending on the severity of your dark spots, you could start to see a clearer complexion in as little as one appointment – however, multiple sessions may be needed to reach your desired outcomes. There's no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to results – everyone’s skin is different.
Reduce dark spots with laser skin resurfacing
Hyperpigmentation and dark spots are common but not always easy to treat on your own. Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. can help you address stubborn areas through laser skin resurfacing in Longview, TX. Contact board-certified physician Dr. Brenda Vozza for a consultation and see why so many people trust us for their skin care needs.