We offer laser treatments for Pigmented Lesions in Toronto & Richmond Hill
LASER TREATMENT FOR PIGMENTED LESIONS
WHAT ARE PIGMENTED LESIONS?
Pigmented lesions are caused by a proliferation of melanocytes in the skin. They look like brown or black spots on your skin. Melanocytes are the cells that manufacture melanin, which is the dark pigment in skin. Brown spots are caused by overactive pigment cells and excess melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its dark pigmentation. UV light / sun light can increase the production of melanin and causes it to clump and increase production. Large concentrations of melanin cause brown spots to develop.
Most of us have some form of pigmented lesion. Examples include moles, age (liver) spots and sun damaged skin. The GentleMax Pro Plus™ using the 755nm alexandrite wavelength has been very effective in treating brown spots. It’s minimally invasive nature, combined with its efficacy, has placed it at the forefront of therapeutic options for patients with these lesions.
Can pigmentation be removed by laser?
Laser treatment is one of the most advanced treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sunspots, and freckles. Skin Pigmentation Removal with Alexandrite 755nm is an effective, non-ablative and quick treatment. You can expect the results of a laser treatment for brown spots to produce very long-lasting results. Some patients may even experience permanent results depending on the type of pigment concern being treated.
How many treatments will I need to remove my brown spots?
One or two laser treatments can remove age spots quickly. It is more effective than dark spot creams.
What should I expect after my laser treatment?
There may be some slight swelling at the treatment site, but that passes in a few hours. The targeted spots will darken after treatment. Over the next few days, a slight scab will form on the spot and it will fall off, usually in about one week.
What is the post care after laser for age spots?
After your laser procedure, sun protection is essential. It is important to know that age spots can return, and you can help prevent them by protecting your skin with sunscreen or sun block lotion. You should maintain your new complexion by wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ during outdoor activities.