Pigmented Spots Removal
As many skin lesions are not suitable for laser treatment, and may be precancerous, they do require a close examination and therefore there is a consultation fee. We perform dermatoscopic examination of all lesions which then are to be removed.
Pigmented lesions are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, usually as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers produce a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by pigmented lesions. The laser light is specifically designed to target the dark concentrations of melanin. The impact of the energy from the pulse of light is similar to the snap of a very thin rubber band. No anesthesia is needed. After treatment, the area will feel similar to a mild sunburn. After the concentrated deposit of melanin is removed, some whitening could occur. However, your body’s natural regenerative system will replace the normal melanin over a period of time, returning the skin to its natural color. Any redness will disappear within a day or so and the skin will return to its natural color
Lasers work well to remove brown age spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota. Common pigmented lesions do not return. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year. However, the procedure can be repeated.
Most pigmented lesions are removed within one to two treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments.