Pigmented lesions are brown spots that can occur on the face, neck, shoulders, hands and any part of the body. The sun is typically to blame for most of these “age spots” or “sun spots” that have crept onto your complexion and stolen the youthful look of your skin. Lasers are the ideal way to quickly remove these blemishes. Laser therapy can specifically target the scattered brown spots that arise from sun damage over the face, chest and hands, including:
- Liver spots on the hands
- Small brown spots or age spots on the face and chest
- Freckles and freckle-like spots on the face and elsewhere
Laser Treatment for Pigmented Lesions
We use today’s most advanced technology, including the Quanta Light-A Star Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Laser Platforms, CO2 DOT Fractional Laser, and IPL for optimal results. We will discuss all of your options and help you determine which device is right for you and how many treatments you will require based on your particular skin type and the result desired.
Generally speaking, these treatments produce only mild discomfort, but numbing cream may be used. The laser device quickly delivers energy that is absorbed by the pigmented lesion. Over the course of 1 to 3 weeks, the dark spot will change color and slough off. The healthy new skin underneath may be pink for a few weeks, but this will return to normal.
Since these treatments only remove the surface color, the skin underneath is left unharmed. There is little downtime, and patients typically return to normal activities following their treatments.