Photofacials and Pigmented Lesion Removal Overview
Pigmented lesions, also known as sun spots and brown spots, are common cosmetic blemishes that are a result of aging and sun damage. There are many types of pigmented lesions, with some being indications of cancer. That being said, most pigmented lesions are benign but should always be evaluated by a physician or dermatologist before being removed. Precision Laser delivers advanced photofacial and pigmented lesion removal treatments to refresh the skin, reduce fine lines and enlarged pores, and remove unwanted brown spots to reveal a more youthful appearance.
Contrary to its name, photofacial treatment can be performed on all parts of the body. While the face is a popular area for treatment, the hands, chest, and arms as well as other areas that have many pigmented lesions due to high sun exposure are most commonly treated.
How Photofacials / Pigmented Lesion Removal Works
During a treatment, our Astanza MeDioStar laser safely penetrates through the upper layer of skin of the desired treatment area. The light energy heats the epidermis and stimulates the natural collagen production, resulting in a smoother, tighter, and clearer texture. Pigmented lesions react similar to tattoo pigment in that they absorb the light energy and break into smaller fragments that your immune system naturally flushes out over the weeks following treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Many clients see significant improvement in their skin’s texture and complexion with just one treatment. Most pigmented lesions need 1-3 treatments for complete results, but multiple treatments will deliver more impressive results and continued maintenance.
Are there any side effects?
Pigmented lesion removal and photofacials are very low-risk treatments. No downtime is required for this treatment, however, clients may experience temporary redness post treatment as well as temporary pigmentation changes. Precision Laser encourages clients to apply daily sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher to maintain results and protect the skin.