Pigmented lesions, like freckles, moles, and age spots, can make you feel self-conscious and mar an otherwise smooth complexion. At Envision Laser in Port Charlotte, Florida, the skilled team uses state-of-the-art laser treatment to fade these lesions so that you can enjoy a clear complexion. If you’re bothered by the look of discoloration on your skin, call the office, or use the online scheduler to make an appointment for skin pigment lesion removal today.
A pigmented lesion is a harmless discoloration of your skin that may not be medically concerning, but certainly makes you feel self-conscious and less-than-beautiful. They can appear anywhere, including the face, hands, chest, and back.
These lesions are caused by excess melanin in skin cells. You may have skin lesions from birth, or they may develop over time in response to the sun or because of aging.
Examples of pigmented lesions include:
Laser treatments can help fade Nevus of Ota (discoloration around the eyes) and Nevus of Ito (discoloration distributed along the shoulder), as well as Mongolian spots along the lumbar-sacral area.
Anyone can get laser removal for skin pigment lesions, but it’s only for cosmetic purposes. Before undergoing a laser procedure, you should have any concerning spots checked out by a dermatologist or other medical professional to ensure they aren’t something serious, like melanoma or another form of skin cancer.
Laser treatment at Envision Laser Removal isn’t meant to treat medical conditions.
At Envision Laser Removal, the providers use Astanza Q-switched lasers for highly effective results.
During the treatment, laser pulses target skin lesions. The extra melanin in the cells absorbs the laser energy and reaches a temperature at which they start to degrade. Your immune system flushes away the dead skin cells to reveal smooth skin.
Your treatment time depends on the size of your lesion. Age spots and freckles take just seconds, while severe cases of melasma and birthmarks may take several minutes to treat.
You may feel warmth and tingling during the treatment, but most people tolerate the laser quite well.
Astanza laser treatments effectively remove pigmented lesions after one or more treatments. Small discolorations, like freckles, may need just one treatment while other, darker, and larger areas may require six or more treatments. Your provider at Envision Laser Removal creates a customized plan for you.
Call Envision Laser Removal, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment and learn how you can achieve smooth, evenly toned skin with laser treatment.