Pigmented lesions are more common than you think. Fortunately, at Linia Skin Clinic, we offer a highly effective pigmented lesion removal treatment.
Before we discuss how our laser treatment works. Let’s look at what pigmented lesions are and why you get them in the first place.
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What are Pigmented Lesions?
Pigmented lesions is the term given to any black or brown spots that form anywhere on your skin (though most commonly around the facial area). They can take the form of any of the following:
- Areas of discolouration in general of any kind
- age spots (also known as liver spots)
These lesions can vary in terms of colour and size, and although many are the effects of physical damage, some occur as a result of genetics.
Although not all lesions are cancerous as a default, you need to ensure your lesion is benign and not an indicator of a more serious problem.
It is recommended you do this before seeking pigmented lesion removal treatment, to rule out the possibility of cancer.
How Laser Pigmented Lesion-Removal Treatment Works
At LINIA Skin Clinic we use specially designed laser to remove the lesions and reduce discolouration. How does this work?
The laser we use delvers very high intensity light in shirt bursts that passes through the affected skin.
As the skin quickly absorbs the light, it causes the molecules of the pigmented area to break down. The body then naturally filters the destroyed molecules naturally.
Before and After Melasma/Pigmented Lesion Treatment:
What to Expect During Pigmented Lesion Removal Treatment
The pigmented area of skin will immediately darken after being exposed to the treatment. For around 5 to 10 days after the treatment, the treated area of skin will start to mildly crust over.
The good news is that for most pigmented lesions only one session of laser treatment is necessary.
However, as with any form of skin imperfection, this will depend on the depth, colour and size of the lesion.
You are also likely to experience burning around the area and the area may feel tender for anything between 1 and 3 hours after the treatment.
How to Look After Pigmented Lesions After Treatment
Unlike other forms of cosmetic treatments, you are free to carry on your day to day life unrestricted. You can even bath, shower and go swimming.
There are antibiotic ointments you can use to apply directly to your lesions when they are crusting over. Be careful though, not to knock, pick or scrub them off as this should be allowed to happen on its own.
As the lesions crust over and fall off, the new skin will be preparing itself underneath. To avoid sunspots from returning or worsening again, you should always wear sunscreen during the warmer months of the year.
Are There Any Side Effects You Should Be Aware of?
Generally, pigmented lesion removal treatment does not have any side effects. However, there is a slight chance, in rare occasions that permanent or persistent changes (either darkening or lightening) to the pigmentation of treated skin can occur.
You may also suffer, in equally rare circumstances, changes to the texture of the treated area, infection or scarring.
However, a review of all laser treatment studies for pigmented lesions concluded that laser offers efficacious treatment with minimal complications
In addition to pigmented lesion treatment, we also offer melasma treatment too.
While this is not a cancerous condition and there is no known cause, we know you may want to improve the appearance from your skin by dealing with this problem.
What Contributes to Melasma?
There are various things that contribute to melasma, including:
- Sun exposure
- Perfumed cosmetics
- Stress and anxiety
- Contraceptive pill
The pigmentation treatments we offer at LINIA Skin Clinic, for both pigmented lesions and melasma, are very straightforward and require little to no recovery time.
Get in touch with us and book a consultation today . Our aim is to have you looking and feeling more confident in your skin in no time at all.