Just about everyone has a few obvious brown spots on their skin. Age spots, freckles, and various birthmarks are just a few of the commonly known marks generally referred to as pigmented lesions. Although some pigmented lesions can be ignored, many are quite conspicuous, and can easily detract from your skin's natural beauty
What causes these lesions?
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. The amount of melanin in your skin determines if you have a light or dark complexion. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because the melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, but most occur with age, or as a result of overexposure to the suns damaging UV rays
How does medlite work?
The MedLite laser is one of the most technologically advanced lasers for removing pigmented lesions. The laser removes these pigments with the energy of the light. The specialized light produced by the MedLite laser is absorbed by the pigmented lesion. The unwanted pigment is then destroyed, thus removing or lightening the lesion
What types of spots or lesions will it remove?
The laser is most commonly used for removing brown age spots, liver spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota. We will identify your specific type of lesion and will discuss the removal success rate associated with your condition
is it painful?
The laser emits light in very short pulses. The impact of the energy from the power pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. After treatment, the area will feel similar to a light sunburn. Typically any discomfort will disappear within a day or so. After the redness clears, the skin returns to its natural color and texture
how many treatments will it take?
Most common lesions are removed with 1-2 treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments