Pigmented Lesions & Vascular Birthmarks
We’re all born with birthmarks (benign pigmented lesions), even if we only have a few freckles. But some of us are born with more prominent pigmented lesions, such as café-au-lait spots, which can be cosmetically troublesome if located on the face, neck, or another visible area. Ages spots (solar lentigines), caused by excessive exposure to the sun, and are also cosmetically inconvenient. Skin and Cosmetic Solutions exclusively use the VersaPulse®, a state of the art system that produces short pulses of a wide spectrum of light colors to treat a full range of pigmented lesions. This technology virtually erases pigmented lesions without any incisions. Removing age spots may take only one or two 30-minute laser treatments, while café-au-lait spots and vascular birthmarks often take additional sessions. All sessions are typically spaced six to eight weeks apart and take place in Dr. Puente’s office without the costs and risks of hospitalization or general anesthesia.
Treatment may feel like rubber bands snapping onto your skin. The treated area’s appearance following a laser session varies from patient to patient. Immediate after-effects may include redness, light crusting or tenderness, all of which disappear in a short time.
A consultation is required prior to treatment to review the procedure and necessary preparations.