Solutions for common skin aesthetic concerns
Skin pigmentation disorders can range from simple to complex. Skin discoloration as a result of sun exposure and/or hormones, primarily on the face and neck, can be distressing for many people. Pigmentation is usually mixed, consisting of age spots, sun-damage and melisma. At any age, brown patches and darkened areas can be an ongoing problem. It is essential that the type of pigmentation is identified to understand what treatment will be required.
Pigmented lesions are extremely common and most often caused by the sun. They include freckles, age spots and liver spots and normally contain high concentrations of melanin (pigment). Hormonal factors, injury and ageing can also cause abnormal pigmented lesions.
Vascular lesions can be present from birth or develop with age, or occur as the result of sun damage. They occur when the small capillaries in the skin become dilated and can give the appearance of red spots, or sometimes large stains, such as port-wine stains. They can also spread out like thread veins or spider veins.
Excess pigmentation may be superficial and may be easily treated with topical creams or can be deep, requiring a combination of topical creams and laser treatments.
With laser treatments, the GentleMAX Pro Plus System, using light energy, targets and damages the pigmented/vascular lesion while preserving the surrounding skin.
These conditions can also be treated with laser treatments:
Cherry angiomas: usually harmless and painless growths are often bright red, but they can also be dark red, blue, purple, or even black.
Venous lake: a common bluish soft macule or papule due to vascular dilatation. It is most often seen on the lower lip.