Pigmented Lesions

All pigmented lesions contain melanin, it conveys colour to hair and skin and functions to protect the skin from sun exposure. The quantity of melanin in the skin is increased by sunlight, resulting in the process known as tanning. Lasers are effectively used for the treatment of pigmented lesions because they can selectively target the darker area with little or no damage to the surrounding skin. Laser light is absorbed by the pigment melanin, where it is converted into heat causing break-up of the darker areas.

Lasers are ideal for treating the following pigment problems:-

• Brown age spots (also called liver spots or solar lentigines) are pigment accumulations in the upper layer of the skin due to sun exposure.

They all occur on the face, neck, chest and back as well as fore arms and hands.

• Freckles (epithelides) are small spots of concentrated pigment stimulated by the sun that remain in stable

locations on sun exposed areas.

• Café-au-lait spots are light brown in colour and can be small or large and appear on any part of the body.

Pigmentation will need 2-3 treatments for maximum benefits.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation

Pigmentation

“My age was beginning to show, my face & chest was covered with pigmentation marks. I could hide my chest with clothing but not my face. However two painless treatment’s that’s all it took, & now not only do I feel & look ten years younger, I’m back to wearing my low tops again”. Pamela – 50