Pigmented spots and blemishes
Laser Treatment Options
Medical lasers are a highly effective way to treat a variety of benign pigmented lesions, including lentigo, freckles, and melasma. While harmless, these pigmented blemishes can be unsightly and often make patients feel self conscious.
Lentigos, or age spots, are common pigmented lesions that typically appear on the face, hands, and other areas exposed to the sun. They result from sun exposure and are more common with age.
Freckles are small, flat spots that are typically darker than the surrounding skin. Laser therapy can help to break down the excess melanin in the skin responsible for the appearance of freckles.
Melasma is a condition that causes dark patches to appear on the skin, typically on the face. Melasma is often caused by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause.
Laser therapy works by targeting the melanin pigment in the skin that causes the pigmented lesion. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the melanin, heating up the targeted cells and causing them to break down. Over time, the body’s natural healing process removes the damaged cells, leading to a reduction in the appearance of the pigmented lesion, and a more even skin tone
If you are struggling with age spots, freckles, or melasma, book an appointment with one of the cosmetic doctors at Karrinyup Dermatology to find out which treatments will give you the best results.