Brown Spots (Pigmented lesions)
Pigmented lesions that can be treated at Laserderm:
- Sun spots (lentigoes)
- Age spots
- Congenital nevi and Café Au Lait birthmarks
- Nevus of Ota
- Pigmentation from sun damage
What causes pigment irregularity and what can be done for it?
Naturally occurring pigment in the body is based on melanin which is produced in the skin. Brown spots can appear with time and age mostly from sun exposure, or may be present at birth. Melasma is often associated with hormonal or endocrine factors so it is very important to have this condition assessed and treated in a facility where a dermatologist may prescribe multiple modalities including medical and aesthetic interventions. These conditions can be addressed by laser or energy based devices at Laserderm, and may include a regimen of chemical or microdermabrasion therapies as well. Melanin pigment causing brown birthmarks can be treated with one of the Q-switched laser which “breaks down” the pigment particles so the body’s own immune system gradually fades the color over a series of treatments.
Laserderm is one of the few clinics that can provide the array of technology and treatment options for treatment of unwanted pigment. The most important step in treatment of pigment is the correct diagnosis of the type of pigmented lesion. The dermatologist can identify and properly diagnose what lesions can be potentially treated with lasers and which lesions should be biopsied for further testing. Only benign lesions will be treated with selective lasers.