Discolorations are little or bigger spots on the skin, darker than the healthy skin around them, and visible to the naked eye. Very often the sun plays a big part in their appearance and usually they are just a accumulation of melanin – a natural skin pigment, the production of which is induced by UVB-radiation. Another favorable factor to their springing up are hormonal disorders, both physiological (like pregnancy) and caused by taking contraceptives.
The fastest and the most effective method of removing discolorations is using the Star Lux 500 laser from Palomar, with a Max G head. This device consists in absorbing energy by the appropriate chromophores located in the skin. It is based on the phenomenon of selective photothermolysis. Chromophores targeted by the laser are melanin. Next natural processes of skin regeneration lighten the changes treated with an optimal wave of light. As a final result you get vanishing of skin discolorations within 2–3 days.