Pigmented lesions are discolorations on the skin. Sometimes people are born with them, but environmental factors may also cause them. Pigmented lesions are more commonly called age spots, birthmarks, sunspots, freckles, or moles. While most pigmented lesions are harmless, they can be inconvenient and unwanted. Before having any pigmented lesion removed, it’s important to make sure it isn’t a sign of a more serious concern, such as skin cancer. If the spot is benign, then it can be safely removed through the use of a laser.
If unwanted pigmented lesions on your skin are a concern, contact Distill Laser Clinic today. We offer a free consultation appointment to those seeking to learn more about pigmented lesion treatment. We can help reduce the discoloration and reveal clear, healthy skin underneath. Book an appointment today.
Distill Laser Clinic treats pigmented lesions with the latest laser technology. We treat the discolored area with short bursts of laser. High concentrations of melanin are what causes discoloration in the skin. Melanin is the substance that gives skin its color. The melanin in the lesion absorbs the light from the laser, which raises the temperature of the pigment and causes it to start to break down. The laser doesn’t affect the surrounding skin and remains undamaged. Your body will then take the destroyed molecules of pigment away. Within a few weeks, you’ll see the smooth skin underneath with little or no trace of the original discoloration.
This is a non-invasive procedure, so there are no needles, surgery, or anesthetic. Patients sit comfortably in the spa-like environment while the technician/nurse treats the affected areas. Most treatments of this kind last less than a half-hour and need little recovery time.
To achieve the best results for our patients, we always use the latest laser technology. For skin pigmentation treatments, we use the GentleMax Pro laser. This is a dual-wavelength laser that combines two different laser sources into one powerful instrument. That allows us to treat more deeply pigmented spots on the skin safely and effectively.
Treatments with this laser usually take less than 30 minutes. During your initial consultation, your consultant will talk to you about the number of treatments and what sort of results you can expect. Some darker pigmented lesions may never disappear entirely but can be greatly reduced in appearance.