Just about everyone has a few obvious brown spots on their skin. Freckles, “age spots”, “liver spots”, and various birthmarks are just a few of the commonly known marks generally referred to as pigmented lesions.
Although most brown spots are easily ignored, many are quite conspicuous and can detract from your skin’s natural beauty. Melanin is what gives our skin its color.
Whether dark or light complected, we all have varying amounts of melanin. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays.
Pigmented lesions can be successfully lightened or removed with modern Intense Pulsed Light technology. Dr. Meyers can identify your specific type of lesion and discuss the removal success rate associated with it. Important: The IPL skin care procedure cannot be used for the removal of lesions that are cancerous or suspected of being cancerous. If there is any doubt, Dr. Meyers will discuss the appropriate treatment methods with you.