Pigment Removal Specialist

Open Water Medical

Family Medicine located in Beaufort, NC & Morehead City, NC

Age spots, melasma, birthmarks, and unwanted freckles can really detract from your appearance, but they don't have to any longer. At Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina, CynoSure® Icon™ laser treatments can remove your unwanted pigment in just a few short treatments. Book your appointment for noninvasive pigment removal online or by phone now.

Pigment Removal Q & A

Am I a good candidate for pigment removal?

If you're unhappy with age spots, freckles, melasma, or birthmarks on your face or body, laser pigment removal may be a great solution. This treatment is particularly well suited for patients with light-to-medium skin tones.

Because the laser targets pigment, this treatment may not be right for you if you have a very dark complexion. Your Open Water Medical care provider can do an evaluation to determine if laser pigment removal is the right option for you.

How does pigment removal work?

The skilled providers at Open Water Medical use the state-of-the-art CynoSure Icon laser for pigment removal. Your care provider protects your eyes with goggles before the treatment begins. They may also apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the treatment.

Next, your provider uses the laser to target the spots with excess pigment. The laser energy breaks the pigment into tiny pieces, which you'll then flush away with your body’s normal waste disposal processes.

Where on my body can I get pigment removal?

The CynoSure Icon laser can target unwanted pigment nearly anywhere on your body safely and effectively. The most common areas for unwanted pigment are those that get the most sun exposure, which generally includes:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Hands

If you have unwanted pigment somewhere else, talk to your Open Water Medical care provider to find out whether pigment removal with the Icon laser can help.

How many pigment removal treatments will I need?

Often, it takes just a few treatments to get great results. You'll notice increased pigment fading with every treatment until it's finally gone completely.

Is there any downtime after pigment removal sessions?

There's no downtime! You can return to your day immediately. In fact, you can even plan treatment sessions during your lunch break if you like because they generally take as little as 30 minutes depending on the size of the pigmentation.

Unwanted pigmentation is challenging and time-consuming to conceal with cosmetics, so why not get it completely removed instead? Book your pigment removal consultation by calling Open Water Medical or clicking the online scheduler today.