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What Is Pigmented Lesion Laser Therapy?

Pigmented lesions are darker areas of the skin caused by excess melanin in skin cells. Some pigmented lesions are present at birth, such as birthmarks, and some are acquired over time, such as sunspots on sun-exposed areas.

Key examples of pigmented lesions include: freckles, moles, age spots, cafe-au-lait spots, sunspots, Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito, Mongolian spots, actinic keratosis, melasma, solar lentigo, etc.

Pigmented lesions are remarkably common and the overwhelming majority are benign. It is widely recognized in the medical community that Q-Switched lasers are the ideal lasers for effectively removing benign pigmented lesions. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that are selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments in a lesion.

Quarkum’s Nd:YAG laser systems are the perfect lasers for treating a wide range of pigmented lesions, enabling treatments for everything from nevi (moles) and vascular lesions to ephelides, sunspots and melasma.

Most pigmented lesions are benign, but some are melanomas. Because pigmented lesion laser treatment is only for cosmetic purposes, we recommend that all pigmented lesions are cleared by a medical professional (preferably a dermatologist) for treatment.

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