A pigmented lesion is a skin spot that contains an abnormal concentration of the skin pigment, melanin. Some lesions can be present at birth and others result from over-exposure to sunlight’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. These spots can be unnoticeable but may make one feel that they detract from one’s natural beauty, especially if they are large or present on the face.
TMD Medi-Spa uses multiple modalities to treat abnormal skin pigmentation and pigmented lesions. The Medlite C6 laser is one of the most technologically advanced lasers for removing pigmented lesions. It emits laser light that is absorbed by the melanin in the pigmented lesion, causing it to disappear or lighten. The types of lesions most commonly removed are age spots / liver spots, freckles, and birthmarks, such as café-au-lait spots. We also use the Starlux IPL to treat pigmented lesions, especially sun spots and freckles. The IPL can treat large areas at a time, virtually painlessly.
Moles are not removed by the laser or IPL. They are too thick for effective laser treatment and should be treated by a dermatologist. Gradual lightening of the pigmented lesion occurs over the next 4-6 weeks. Pigmented lesions are sometimes removed in only one or two treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year.
If treating large areas for sun damage, such as the face, neck, chest, etc., it is advantageous to have the treatment done as a photofacial. This is a rejuvenating and clarifying treatment with the IPL that also addresses sun spots.
Pricing for individual spot treatment (see Celebritylaserspa.com for current prices):
- Birthmarks: $98 per treatment if 2 inches or less
- Spot treatments: $49 for 1st spot, $10 each additional.
If treating large areas, see our photofacials page for economical pricing by area.
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