Pigmented Lesions is the medical term for sun and age spots, birth marks, melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Pigmented Lesions and Melasma affect people of all skin types. Melasma, often called the “mask of pregnancy”, is a pigmentation disorder that can leave one feeling self conscious and unattractive.
How do Pigmented Lesions develop?
Melanin gives skin its color. The darker the skin, the more melanin it has. However, melanin concentrated in one area of the skin is defined as a pigmented lesion. Concentrated areas of melanin can develop from prolonged sun exposure, hormonal changes, genetics and even a variety of medicines can precipitate their development.
How does Laser Therapy address Pigmented Lesions and Melasma?
Dr. Slupchynskyj employs the Spectrum Multi Platform Laser. This Laser treatment breaks up the hyperpigmentation or melanin into micro-particles and immediately lightens the lesion. The spot or lesion changes to a gray color within a few minutes. The lesion will slough off completely within 7 to 10 days.
Typically one or two treatments are require, however deeper lesions may require more.
The Spectrum Laser targets only the dark concentration of melanin and does not affect the surrounding skin. The treatment is safe, effective and gentle on all skin types.