An Alexandrite laser is used for the removal of benign pigmented lesions and unwanted hair. It can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin, broken blood vessels and wrinkles. It uses ‘selective photothermolysis’, which means that a time-pulsed laser beam is channeled through the surface of the skin to the targeted area. The laser beam is converted to heat in order to destroy the unwanted skin cells or hair follicles.
- Effective for removal of brown spots and unwanted hair
- Safe alternative to scalpel surgery
- Precisely controlled surgery, which limits injury to normal skin
- Reduced chances of scarring
Common side effects of the Alexandrite laser are redness, itching and swelling after treatment. This laser can also cause pigmentation changes, especially in individuals with darker skin tones.
The costs vary widely depending on what the laser is treating, and the individual clinic.