Pigmented Lesions/ Sun Spots
Brown spots result from the irregular production and deposition of melanin by melanocytes (pigment making cells) in the skin. Some lesions are present at birth (café au lait patches, Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota), but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun (age spots, freckles, lentigines). Although most pigmented lesions are harmless, they can detract from your skin’s natural beauty. Thanks to specialized technology, most of these lesions can be effectively faded with lasers.
Equipment we use:
The Astanza Duality & Trinity Q-switched laser creates a high-powered beam of light energy. When the beam of light hits your skin, the melanin is fractured into tiny pieces that are easily carried away by your immune system or peeled off from the skin surface. As a result, the brown pigment is removed.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
The Q-switched laser is appropriate if you have a few isolated colored spots, large or small, that you would like to remove. We stress that this treatment is best for removing only a few spots.
The Q-switched laser is not appropriate for pregnant women or patients who have taken Accutane for the past six months. Persons with a history of cold sores or herpes simplex virus should not have this procedure until they are treated for these conditions.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Q- Switched lasers can treat pigmented lesions on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.