Pigmented lesions, more commonly referred to as brown spots or age spots, are common skin blemishes that are caused by sun exposure or aging. Pigmented lesions are a result of higher concentration of melanin in the skin and are often removed for cosmetic reasons like maintaining a youthful appearance.
While most age spots are harmless, some can be signs of cancer. For this reason, AlbaElla Beauty Studio recommends interested clients to consult with a dermatologist or physician prior to seeking laser treatment for pigmented lesion removal.
How Pigmented Lesion Removal Works
During a treatment, our Duality laser emits short pulses of intense light energy onto the unwanted lesion. The energy of the laser is absorbed by the excess melanin cells, causing them to shatter while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. These damaged cells are then replaced by new cells generated by the surrounding healthy skin tissue.
The weeks following treatment, you will notice a scab begin to form in the treated area. Once the scab heals and flakes off naturally, your skin will appear lighter and less pigmented. Each additional treatment will shatter any remaining excess pigment.
Pigmented Lesion Removal FAQs
Pigmented lesion removal is a very fast and effective procedure. Most patients only need 1 to 2 treatments to achieve complete removal.
Overall, the treatment is tolerable and very quick, depending on the number of lesions being treated. Many patients compare the laser sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Our Duality laser is safe to treat on all areas of the body. The most commonly treated areas for pigmented lesion removal are the face, neck, and hands.