Pigmented skin lesions are dark spots found in the skin because an abundance of melanocytes (which produces the melanin or dark pigment in skin) are present. These dark pigmented areas can be found in the form of freckles, brown age spots, and moles, and dermatosis papulosa nigra- tiny, elevated dark bumps on the face (usually on the cheeks and near the eyes).
These various pigment lesions can make us look older and in some cases disfigure our appearance. Through the use of lasers, pigmented skin lesions can be quickly and easily removed or greatly improved leaving clear, healthy looking skin.
Through the use of a small hand-held device connected to the laser, light emitted is absorbed by the black or brown pigment found in the skin. This light heats and destroys the unwanted cells without causing damage to the surrounding healthy cells. Many non-cancerous pigmented lesions can be removed with laser, including freckles, sun spots, age spots and birthmarks.
Laser treatment of pigmented skin lesions has proven to be an effective and safe treatment option, with most patients experiencing minimal to no discoloration, swelling, or complications. This is a fast, simple and gentle treatment option that is virtually pain free, requiring very little before and after care. Most pigmented lesions can be removed in 2-3 treatments.
If you are interested in laser pigment reduction, speak to one of the doctors or physician assistants at the Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center so we can give you all of the facts you need to make an informed decision.
If you have questions, we are happy to help. Call us at 732-460-9555.