PigmentFX™ offers you a spotless future free of sun spots, age spots, and even hyperpigmented areas you were born with.
One treatment, a few days of recovery, and your pigmented skin will literally slough off.
Available at both
Central Texas Dermatology and SkinCare Austin
Hyperpigmented skin. Age and sun spots, birthmarks, freckles, and other hyperpigmented areas on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, back, and legs.
PigmentFX™ employs a fractional laser that passes through the skin to work from within. The surface of your skin remains intact and acts as a bandage to the treated area underneath. In a few days your treated skin, including the pigmented areas, sloughs off, revealing fresh skin with a smooth texture and even tone.
- During PigmentFX™
- We apply a topical anesthetic cream before treatment. During the treatment, we place a hand-held device that releases precisely calibrated light waves directly over the targeted area. We may treat each area several times, depending on your condition. The entire session may take 20 minutes to one hour, depending on which area we are treating.
- After PigmentFX™
- Healing takes two or three days. Use Extra Strength Tylenol or Motrin (ibuprofen) as well as cool compresses to relieve discomfort. Apply moisturizer as often as needed to relieve any dryness or tightness.
- Use only gentle cleansers. Avoid topical exfoliation for one week. Do not use Retin-A, AHAs, or bleaching creams until any visible peeling is completed.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for one to two weeks. Use at least an SPF 15 sunscreen every day. With proper sun protection, your PigmentFX™ results will be permanent.
Possible risks and complications include crusting, pain, purpura, swelling, redness, bruising, scarring, blistering, hypopigmentation (skin lightening), hyperpigmentation (brown/red discoloration), and mottling of skin vascularity and pigmentation. Eye injury is possible but unlikely, as we provide complete eye protection throughout the treatment. Color changes such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation may take several months to resolve. Always use sun protection in the weeks following treatment to prevent or minimize the chances of discoloration.