Pigmented lesions, also known as brown spots or age spots, are caused by excess melanin in the skin. Pigmented lesions are very common and are a result of aging or excessive sun exposure. Pigmented lesions are most commonly found on the face, neck, and hands, but can form all over the body.
Most patients seek laser treatment for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons. Removing age spots can help reveal younger looking skin. While most pigmented lesions are benign, some are melanomas/cancerous and should first be examined by a physician before receiving treatment.
Pigmented lesions can easily be treated and removed with just 1 to 2 laser treatments. During a treatment, our Astanza Duality laser focuses light energy onto the undesired pigmented lesion. The skin cells containing excess melanin absorb the light energy, heat up, and shatter, destroying the melanin while keeping the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Over the weeks following your treatment, the treated area will form a small scab. Once the scab heals and flakes off naturally, the skin underneath will appear lighter and spot free. Our Revolution laser can safely treat all areas of the body in just a few treatments. Patients are encouraged to apply sunscreen and protect their skin from daily sun exposure to prevent additional brown spots from forming.
If you have unwanted brown spots that you want to remove, call our office to schedule your free consultation and reverse the signs of aging with pigmented lesion removal.