THE LASER SOLUTION: Sun-inflicted brown spots and discoloration are among the most common complaints dermatologists hear, particularly right after summer. Anolik’s antidote? “We target classic sun spots and freckling with Ruby, Yag, and PicoSure lasers, all of which use different wavelengths to cause superficial pigment to vaporize,” he says.
TREATMENT PLAN: With pigment-specific lasers, Anolik says that while one treatment will usually yield great results, sometimes three or four may be needed. Results are permanent, but further sun exposure can cause problem spots to resurface, so future touch-ups may be required.
BURN DEGREE: If you can tolerate a Brazilian bikini wax, this will be no problem—it’s more annoying (think repeated rubber band snaps) than painful.
RECOVERY: Expect a little flat scab to form at the site of the spot. Anolik recommends applying Aquaphor
to the area twice daily to nudge healing along.