Pigmented Lesion Removal

Remove or diminish unsightly brown spots on face, hands and body with our noninvasive laser. Typically 2 or 3 treatments are needed for best results.

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 Frequently asked questions regarding Pigmented Lesion Removal

What is the difference between the IPL and laser treatment of pigmented lesions?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. The IPL is used for sun damaged skin, brown spots and uneven skin tones. It has also been used to increase collagen, improve pigmented acne scars, and lessen the redness with rosacea. Laser treatments can be used for the same treatments except it covers a smaller area at a time, and the spectrum of light is more direct. Many patients choose the laser treatment approach if they only have a few, discrete pigmented lesions they want to have treated.

How many treatments can I expect?
It may take several treatments to get the desired results. We say to expect up to 5, but in most cases it can take less, and in rare cases not help at all.

What does it feel like?
It may feel like a rubber band snap, but is usually very minimal.

What can I expect after treatment?
Usually within approximately 20 minutes you will see a slightly darker color of the area treated. It can take up to 3 weeks for the discoloration to slough off. It may feel like a slight sunburn sensation for a few days following the treatment. In some cases, it may look like a superficial burn and in rare cases, a blister may appear. It is very important to follow all post treatment instructions and stay out of the sun for at least a 4 week period following treatment to avoid irritation to the treated area. If you cannot avoid sun exposure, then a sunscreen of no less than 30 SPF should be used.

How do I prepare for the treatments?
It is very important for you to stay out of the sun, as you could cause discoloration in the area treated. We recommend 4 weeks prior and throughout the treatments series. If you cannot avoid sun exposure, you should use a minimum sun screen protection of 30 SPF or higher.

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