Pigmented lesions are areas of the skin contain especially high concentrations of melanin. They are typically caused by an excess of pigment, commonly due to sun exposure, aging or congenital factors. Pigmented lesions vary widely in size, shape and depth. Some are no bigger than a fingertip or even a pinhead, while others may be as large as a hand and occur in conspicuous places such as the face, neck or arms. They can be either raised or flat and are usually a cosmetic rather than a medical concern. However, certain moles or "sun spots" can be precancerous; removing these lesions is medically necessary. Consult with one of our physicians to learn how we can help you.
The VBeam is a Pulsed Dye Laser that delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Broadband Light (BBL)
In its simplest form, IPL /BBL is a series of short flashes of very bright light. IPL and BBL use short, safe bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. IPL and BBL systems carefully control both the amount of light and the speed of its delivery to your specific skin condition.
TCA Chemical Peel
This peel uses several strengths of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) based on your individual skin type. This peel effectively removes the surface layers of aged and sun-damaged skin. Benefits of the TCA peel include skin tightening, decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and superficial pigment lesions with shorter recovery than laser resurfacing. May be repeated in 12 weeks.
Profractional resurfacing optimizes your treatment outcomes, while reducing your recovery time. We use the laser to apply a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin, revealing younger looking skin and stimulating the production of collagen in your skin. This laser helps reduce pigmented lesions, as well as sunspots, sun damage, fine lines. It also results provide a more smooth texture and improved skin tone.
Smartskin C02 vaporizes surface skin layers (the laser targets water in cells). It removes sunspots, sun damage, fine lines and results provide a more smooth texture and improved skin tone. Often significant results can be achieved in one treatment.
A MicroLaser Peel uses a scanning erbium laser to remove the outer layers of your skin in a safe and precise manner. We choose the depth of the peel based on your specific skin and how much downtime you can tolerate. We can perform MicroLaser Peels from very gentle to very aggressive, and everything in between.
Unlike earlier lasers, the MicroLaser Peel can be used on the full face, neck, chest, hands, etc. We can also treat smaller areas of need such as the eyes and mouth without the risk of changing the color of your skin. This was not possible with earlier laser technology.
One 10 micron MicroLaser Peel is the equivalent of 4-6 microdermabrasion treatments. You will experience 2-6 days of redness and/or peeling with this procedure depending on the depth. We may recommend anywhere from 1-6 treatments depending on your skin and schedule.
MicroLaser Peels, using the Sciton laser, can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or in combination with other lasers as well. This treatment has become one of the most effective skin treatments available today.