Hyperpigmentation – or dark spots – can develop on the skin due to genetic factors, sun exposure, or age. If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, the darkened skin areas, whether freckles, sun spots, age spots, acne scars, or melasma, can be resolved with our advanced aesthetic technology.
How long will it take to recover after removing dark spots?
The recovery time will reflect which treatment was selected for you.
- Recovery from an IPL photofacial: After this treatment, the skin may be reddened or slightly swollen. You should not need time off from work and can apply cosmetics to hide these side effects. The pigmented areas will rise to the surface of your skin and flake off, typically within one to two weeks.
- Recovery from a chemical peel: Chemical peels are available in various formulas, and the recovery time may vary. Generally, you can expect four to seven days of skin peeling. Your skin may be reddened for longer, which you can cover with cosmetics.
- Recovery from microneedling: Your skin may be reddened or slightly swollen, similar to a sunburn, and you may see pinpoint bleeding, or tiny bruises. The results take several weeks to appear, as the skin regenerates.
- Recovery from laser therapy: If you undergo a comprehensive laser skin resurfacing treatment, your skin may be swollen for 24 to 48 hours, along with some itching or stinging. The treated layer of skin will peel off within five to seven days following your treatment. You will need to avoid sun exposure and follow all aftercare instructions regarding cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen.
- Recovery from microdermabrasion: You should not need any significant recovery time after this treatment. Your skin may appear flushed, which will fade in the hours following your treatment. No swimming, hot tubs, or bathing in a very hot shower until your skin has recovered.