Dark Spots / Hyperpigmentation Service Details

Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation is a solution for those seeking to diminish the appearance of dark spots and achieve a more even skin tone. This advanced procedure harnesses the power of concentrated light to target and break down melanin-rich cells, the culprits behind these unsightly blemishes. The benefits of laser therapy are manifold, offering a non-invasive, precise, and effective approach to skin rejuvenation.

Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation is a well-established and widely used method rather than a cutting-edge solution. It’s been around for several years and has proven effective in treating various forms of hyperpigmentation, such as age spots, sun spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How Laser Treatment Works

  1. Targeting Melanin: Lasers work by targeting the pigment (melanin) in the skin. The laser energy breaks down the pigment into smaller particles, which are then naturally removed by the body’s immune system.
  2. Types of Lasers:
    • Q-Switched Lasers: Effective for superficial pigmentation.
    • Fractional Lasers: Target deeper pigmentation and promote collagen production, helping with skin texture.
    • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): Not a laser, but a similar technology that uses light to target pigment and blood vessels.


  • Precision: Lasers can precisely target affected areas without damaging surrounding skin.
  • Efficacy: Generally, a few sessions can significantly reduce pigmentation.
  • Minimal Downtime: Many laser treatments involve minimal recovery time, although this can vary depending on the type of laser used and the individual’s skin type.


  • Skin Type: Not all lasers are suitable for all skin types. People with darker skin tones may be at risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if the wrong laser is used.
  • Cost: Laser treatments can be expensive, and multiple sessions are often required.
  • Side Effects: Potential side effects include redness, swelling, and in rare cases, scarring or changes in skin texture.

While not new, ongoing advancements in laser technology continue to improve the effectiveness and safety of treatments for hyperpigmentation. It’s essential to consult with a qualified dermatologist or laser specialist to determine the best treatment plan based on individual skin type and pigmentation issues.

One of the primary advantages of laser treatment is its ability to selectively address hyperpigmented areas without harming the surrounding skin.

This targeted action ensures that only the dark spots are treated, resulting in a smoother, more uniform complexion. Moreover, laser therapy is versatile, catering to a wide range of skin types and tones, making it an inclusive option for many individuals.

The procedure is also known for its quick sessions and minimal recovery time, allowing patients to resume their daily activities with little interruption. Additionally, laser treatment can be a standalone therapy or part of a comprehensive skincare regimen, often complemented by topical creams containing depigmentation agents for enhanced results.

One of the quickest ways to youthful skin is to minimize signs of sun damage by way of reducing dark spots and freckles. You will be on your way to even skin tone in no time.

Allow 2-3 weeks for full recovery.

If you have not been in for laser with us before you will need to see our in-house Medical Director and get sign- off before we can perform any laser treatments. Sign offs are free of charge and can be performed on the same day as treatment if time allows. Please call for any additional information or help with booking sign off. (425) 837-8710


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