What is Skin Pigmentation?
Over time, the melanin in the skin can overreact to damage, sun exposure, and the aging process. This can create areas of uneven skin pigmentation, sometimes called age spots or melasma. Broadband Laser™ (BBL), sometimes called Intense Pulsed Light® (IPL) therapy, is a treatment that can correct issues with discoloration or with changes to the skin’s pigment.
Benefits of Skin Pigmentation Treatment
This type of therapy can be used to treat a variety of issues including areas of sun damage, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and freckles.
Broadband Laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments can be tailored to your specific needs and skin type. Patients experience results quickly, with results appearing a few days after the treatment. There is a quick recovery time, and smoother, healthier skin is revealed. This also helps the skin to continue to heal itself. Removing areas of hyperpigmentation ensures that the skin does not reproduce this way as it naturally refreshes itself over time. Patients also experience immediate changes in skin texture.
Is Broadband Laser Treatment Right for Me?
Procedures to correct skin pigmentation problems are appropriate for both men and women with healthy skin. Age is not a factor when determining if BBL therapy is right for you. However, patients with active skin conditions or infections may not be good candidates for this treatment. If you are struggling with products that are ineffective or spa treatments leaving you dissatisfied, prescription-strength products and MedSpa treatments may be right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Flannagan to discuss your options for melasma treatment.
What Is a Skin Pigmentation Procedure?
This treatment is a laser therapy used to restore skin in areas of discoloration. Passing a laser over the target areas, the damaged skin is removed, and healthy, less-damaged skin is revealed. The laser targets areas of hyperpigmentation, causing it to harden. These lesions will then fall off naturally, revealing healthy, firmer skin with a more even skin tone.
How Long Is the Recovery After a Skin Pigmentation Procedure?
The recovery period will vary depending on the type of treatment selected. In most cases, you can resume your regular activities. However, you must avoid sun exposure while the skin heals. You may have a recovery period up to 7-10 days for more extensive treatments. It is important to follow the skin care regimen the doctor prescribes for you to ensure success with your treatment. Always keep your skin protected from the sun and follow all care instructions.
How Much Does a Skin Pigmentation Treatment Cost?
The cost for your procedure will vary depending on the extent of the area being treated and the number of treatment sessions. Some patients may need follow-up treatments more frequently than others. This will also impact the cost of your treatment. In most cases, plastic surgery treatments are not covered by insurance. The staff at Flannagan Plastic Surgery will ensure all of your questions about the financing of your treatments are answered. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective skin pigmentation treatments to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities in Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and Illinois. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how Broadband Laser™ and Intense Pulsed Light® treatments can remove areas of hyperpigmentation and reveal younger, firmer, healthier skin.