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Even Skin Tone/XEO®

Healthy, radiant skin is often seen as a reflection of overall well-being and vitality. Unsurprisingly, skin discoloration – a departure from one’s normal skin tone in the form of brown spots, redness or other irregularities – can be a significant concern for many individuals. Fortunately, we have XEO® Laser to solve this problem.

Understanding Brown Spots

To appreciate the significance of XEO, it’s essential to grasp the common causes of uneven skin tones. Factors such as excessive sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne or other skin injuries can lead to brown spots, redness and other discolorations. These inconsistencies can become a source of concern for many, affecting their self-esteem and confidence.

Excessive Sun Exposure

While essential for vitamin D synthesis and boosting mood, the sun can also be the skin’s adversary if exposure is excessive. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can stimulate the skin’s melanocytes to produce more melanin, leading to sunspots or uneven pigmentation. Over time, these spots can accumulate, resulting in an overall mottled appearance.


With age comes wisdom, but also, unfortunately, some unwelcome skin changes. Our skin’s natural ability to fend off UV damage diminishes as we age. This can lead to age spots, essentially areas of hyperpigmentation caused by prolonged sun exposure over the years.

Hormonal Changes

Melasma, often called the “mask of pregnancy,” is a clear example of how hormonal fluctuations can lead to skin discoloration. Typically appearing on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip, these dark patches are often linked to hormonal changes during pregnancy. However, hormonal medications like birth control pills can also cause them.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Our skin has an innate ability to heal, but sometimes, the healing process can leave behind evidence. In the aftermath of skin injuries, such as acne, cuts, or burns, there’s often a residue of discoloration. This post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from the skin ramps up melanin production in response to inflammation.

The Emotional Impact of Discoloration

To understand the transformative power of treatments like XEO, it’s also crucial to grasp the reasons behind skin discoloration and the emotional toll it can take. While physical manifestations are evident, the emotional consequences of skin discoloration can be profound. Discolorations can affect an individual’s self-image, decreasing confidence and self-esteem. The ripple effect can touch every aspect of one’s life, from personal relationships to professional interactions.

XEO: Revolutionizing Even Skin Tones

The XEO laser treatment is a transformative skin procedure designed to target and diminish the appearance of spots, melasma and freckles. This advanced technology stands out for its ability to deliver impressive results quickly, safely and with a high degree of comfort at the same time.

The XEO laser stands out for its efficacy and efficiency in targeting unwanted skin pigmentation. Its unique mechanism of action is based on the principle that brown pigment spots, such as sunspots and freckles, selectively absorb the laser beam. This absorption results in heating, gradually causing the pigmented cells to flake off. As a result, the skin undergoes a therapeutic transformation, revealing a progressively healthier layer underneath.

What is XEO?

XEO is a versatile laser platform that offers treatments catering to various skin conditions. Its ability to address uneven skin tones arises from using different handpieces and settings that target specific skin concerns. Whether it’s sunspots, rosacea, or general pigmentation, XEO has specialized configurations that penetrate the skin at various depths to treat the root cause of the discoloration.

How Does XEO Work?

Selective Photothermolysis

The core principle behind XEO’s effectiveness is selective photothermolysis. This refers to the laser’s ability to selectively target specific pigments or blood vessels in the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. When aimed at brown spots or pigmented lesions, the pigment absorbs the laser energy, breaking it down. Over time, the body naturally clears away these pigment fragments, revealing clearer, more even-toned skin.


The beauty of the XEO system lies in its adaptability. Dermatologists or aestheticians can adjust the laser’s wavelength and energy levels to match the unique requirements of each individual. This ensures the treatment is tailored for optimal results while minimizing potential side effects.

Collagen Stimulation

Beyond merely addressing pigmentation, the XEO laser promotes collagen production – the protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. This means that, over time, treated areas display an even tone and a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Advantages of XEO for Brown Spots

Minimally Invasive

Unlike surgical procedures or deep chemical peels, XEO is noninvasive. This means reduced recovery time and less discomfort during treatment.

Safe for Various Skin Types

XEO’s adaptability makes it suitable for various skin types, including darker complexions, which historically have been more challenging to treat with lasers.

Comprehensive Treatment

Beyond addressing uneven tones, XEO can also tackle issues like fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, offering a holistic approach to skin revitalization.

Consistent Results

With a trained professional at the helm, XEO delivers consistent and predictable results, enhancing client satisfaction.

Procedure Overview

The core of the XEO laser treatment lies in its ability to target brown pigment spots selectively. These pigments absorb the laser energy when the laser beam is directed onto the skin. This absorption results in heating these pigmented cells, initiating a process that causes them to flake off gradually. The outcome of this is the revelation of clearer, younger, and healthier skin underneath.

One of the distinguishing factors of the XEO laser treatment is eliminating the need for topical anesthetics. Many similar treatments require such anesthetics to mitigate pain or discomfort, but with XEO, the entire procedure is virtually pain-free. Patients often describe the sensation during the treatment as a brief pinching or a gentle, warming feeling.


One of the notable advantages of the XEO laser treatment is that it doesn’t necessitate the use of a topical anesthetic. This makes the procedure quicker and eliminates any potential complications or discomfort from numbing agents.

Treatment Session

During the procedure, patients might feel a sensation akin to a brief pinch or a warm touch. This sensation is the laser targeting and heating of the pigmented areas. It’s a testament to the laser’s precision and focus on the problematic pigments.

Post-Treatment Appearance

After the procedure, it’s common for the treated skin areas to exhibit redness. This is a typical response and indicates the beginning of the healing process. Following this initial reddening, the skin will darken, signaling the breakdown of the pigmented spots.

Natural Exfoliation

Within two weeks post-treatment, the darkened spots will start to flake off. This natural exfoliation process reveals younger and rejuvenated skin beneath.


While many individuals witness dramatic improvements after just one or two sessions, the number of treatments needed can vary based on the size and darkness of the targeted areas. Additional sessions might be recommended to achieve the desired outcome in larger or intensely dark spots.

Post-Treatment Experience

Following the treatment, it’s common for the treated skin areas to exhibit redness. This is a temporary phase and is soon followed by skin darkening. This darkened skin will naturally and progressively flake off for about two weeks. This flaking process sheds the pigmented cells, unveiling the rejuvenated skin beneath.

The results can be dramatic for many patients, even after a single session. However, the required treatments can vary based on the area’s size and darkness. Typically, one to three treatments are sufficient to achieve the desired outcome, although additional sessions might be necessary for more extensive or particularly dark areas to address the pigmentation fully.

Get a Luminous and Balanced Skin Tone in Sacramento!

Ready to replace discoloration and spots with glowing, even skin? Visit Physicians Laser in Rocklin, California, where our talented experts will use XEO to reveal a more youthful and vibrant complexion. Start by contacting us here or calling (916) 625-9131 today!

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