Spot treatment for dark spots or unwanted blood vessels, no downtime
A KTP or “green light” laser precisely targets blood vessels and unwanted pigmented lesions in the skin. When treating blood vessels, these are precisely traced out and are eliminated at the time of treatment. A series of 3 or more treatments is usually necessary to keep the vessels from returning. Similarly, pigmented lesions are precisely traced out, and will darken and flake off after 7-10 days. There is typically no downtime with this treatment, though your doctor will instruct you on how to take care of the skin after treatment. Similar to IPL, dark spots will become darker before they flake off.
An Nd:yag laser is another type of vascular laser, used to target deeper blood vessels in the skin. Contact cooling is used to minimize discomfort to the procedure, which is otherwise similar to the KTP laser.