Laser Treatment & Pigment Removal


The laser beam is heated selectively and with very varying energy output depending on the particular pigment under the skin so that it is dispersed in microparticles (photoacustic effect). The body's scavenger cells (macrophages) can take up these particles and then transport them away in a natural way via the lymphatic system. To give the body time for pigment removal, a break of 4 to 6 weeks is recommended between the individual laser treatment. At the end, patients should prolong the intervals between laser sessions to 9 to 12 weeks. Since the laser does not cover all pigments at once, the individual laser sessions are repeated 6 to 12 times.