Pigmented lesions which tend to be brown or black in color are caused by an excess number of pigment producing cells in the skin known as melanocytes. When stimulated by hormonal changes or exposure to ultraviolet light, the melanocytes produce large amounts of melanin resulting in dark discolorations of the skin. Age spots, moles, freckles, melasma, and blue and black birthmarks known as congenital nevi are common examples of these changes in the skin. There are a number of treatment options for these conditions which include cryotherapy (cold therapy with liquid nitrogen), surgical removal and bleaching creams. However the use of a pigment removal laser such as the Alexandrite laser often provides the most effective treatment option.
I want to thank you again for so kindly removing the “old-age” spots on my face and neck – all went well just as you anticipated and there was not so much as a pink spot after. – B.B.
You did a wonderful job. Your skill with the laser gave me back my hands. I hadn’t realized how much I was hiding them, until I got them back. Changing my hands from spotted brown to pretty pink has made me very happy. Warmest thank you to you and the nurses. – J.M.
**Actual patients. Individual results may vary.
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