Freckles & pigment can be treated using Diolite laser or PicoWay® laser.
The Diolite laser can be used for pigmented lesions such as freckles, solar and seborrhoeic keratoses. “Liver” or age spots (on the hands or face) may also be treated with laser.
If the lesions are near the eye area, there can be some short-term puffiness around the eyes.
As well as the Diolite laser, the PicoWay® laser treatment is sometimes used to treat larger pigmented lesions.
Depending on the spot and its location, it will look darker or scabby afterwards and will flake off in a few days to a week, sometimes taking up to two weeks when a larger area is treated. After treatment of some larger pigmented lesions, the area may look slightly grey-tinged or superficially bruised, may bleed, and may also be a little swollen.
The sensation is that of a very short sting (similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin), the intensity varying with the sensitivity of the site. In some cases, either local anaesthetic cream or injection may be used prior to treatment to help with the level of comfort (the doctor will discuss this with you at your initial consultation). Fading of the deeper parts of the lesions continues for several weeks.