Are you bothered by unwanted pigment or age spots? Dream Spa medical can treat pigmented lesions with our remarkable laser system. This comfortable procedure uses powerful pulses of light to virtually eliminate unattractive pigment and discoloration. Make an appointment with us today and start looking and feeling a lot better.
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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 because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, usually as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
The laser produces a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by pigmented lesions. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment, breaking the melanin into micro-particles and lightening the lesion. You’ll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one to two weeks.
Lasers work well to remove brown age spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota. Your clinician will identify your specific type of lesion and discuss the treatment for your condition.
No. The laser light is specifically designed to target the dark concentrations of melanin. After the concentrated deposit of melanin is removed, some whitening could occur. However, your body’s natural regenerative system will replace the normal melanin over a period of time, returning the skin to its natural color.
Most pigmented lesions are removed within one to two treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments.
The PhotoAcoustic energy of our laser emits light in very fast, short pulses. The impact of the energy from the pulse of light is similar to the snap of a very thin rubber band. No anesthesia is needed. After treatment, the area will feel similar to a mild sunburn. Any redness will disappear within a day or so and the skin will return to its natural color.
Common pigmented lesions do not return. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year. However, the procedure can be repeated.
Usually, an antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. The area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by your clinician.
In addition, Dream Spa Medical offers Oxygenetix, which will help you heal faster and feel better post-treatment. These aloe-based products increase oxygen uptake and promote new skin cell production for renewed and rejuvenated skin. Use the Oxygenetix Foundation after applying the Oxygenetix Moisturizer to act as a breathable second-skin post-treatment to reinforce natural healing and disguise scars. Learn more about these advanced products here: http://www.dreamspamedical.com/products.htm.