What kind of laser is used for very dark spots on the face?

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Lasers for Dark Spots

Alexandrite or PicoSure lasers are good choices for dark brown spots on the face or any other part of the body. It is best to consult with a board-certified laser treatment expert to determine which laser is best for you. 

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dark Spot Treatment with Lasers

The best lasers to treat dark spots on the face are lasers that gets absorbed by pigment. Examples of these types of lasers include a Q-switched laser (various wavelengths), IPL, Fraxel 1927, and PicoSure.The specific laser chosen for treatment depends on the type of dark spot and the patient's skin type. Patients who are interested in this type of treatment need to see an expert laser dermatologist with years of experience.

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
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