pigmentationAlthough some types of pigmented lesions exist at birth, often times pigment represents one of the first signs of ageing.  That is why so many people are interested in removing pigment.  This market is about double the size of the market for the removal of tattoos.1

Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, light-based treatment targets different chromophores in the skin. Chromophores selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response.

These optimal wavelengths of light clear pigmented lesions by targeting melanin. The damaged pigmented lesions are then cleared by the body. They undergo a mild desquamation and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.

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Overview

Pigmentation

Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, light-based treatment targets different chromophores in the skin. Chromophores selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response.

These optimal wavelengths of light clear pigmented lesions by targeting melanin. The damaged pigmented lesions are then cleared by the body. They undergo a mild desquamation and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.

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      FAQs
      What types of pigmented lesions can Cynosure lasers remove?

      There are several different Cynosure lasers, including the newest picosecond laser, PicoSure, that can remove a variety of unwanted pigment like age spots, freckles and birthmarks.

      Do patient’s find the treatment painful?

      Most patients find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia.   They often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band.

      How many treatment sessions will it take?

      Most pigmented lesions will require only few treatments to be completely removed. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments. Please discuss with your physician.

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