PIGMENTED LESIONS


Freckles, Sun Spots, Age Spots and Birthmarks
Almost everyone has a pigmented lesion of some type. These areas of the skin contain especially high concentrations of melanin and are typically caused by an excess of pigment commonly due to sun exposure, aging or congenital factors. Pigmented lesions vary widely in size, shape and depth. Some are no bigger than a fingertip or even a pinhead, while others may be as large as a hand and occur in such conspicuous places as the face, neck or arms. They can be either raised or flat and are usually a cosmetic rather than a medical concern. However, certain moles or "sun spots" can be precancerous; removing these lesions is medically necessary.

Lumenis covers the entire cutaneous landscape with its time-proven laser and Intense Pulsed Light solutions for use in the physician's office. Its versatile and upgradeable Lumenis One and IPL Quantum product lines offer comprehensive and effective treatment for the wide range of pigmented lesions and cosmetic flaws.

The Broad Spectrum of IPL
The broad spectrum of IPL affords the physician an unrivalled menu of capabilities and the flexibility to switch easily among treatment modalities

  • Effective treatment of both dark and light skin types, leaving the area smooth and evenly coloured

Increased treatment services to a greater number of patients in less time per patient when compared with other treatment approaches IPL technology allows the physician to select the wavelength and parameters appropriate to the specific type of pigmented lesion, depth and location.

During treatment, the IPL; wavelength is optimized so that the energy is absorbed only by the unwanted melanin, raising the temperature to cause shattering of the pigment.
Shortly after treatment, the unwanted pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented without damage to the surrounding tissue.

In the weeks after treatment, the shattered melanin particles are eliminated through phagocytosis, whereby the fragmented pigments and damaged melanocytes are absorbed by the body. In most cases little or no trace of the initial lesion remains. 

For Your Practice
Since cosmetic improvement is a major motivation for seeking removal of undesirable benign pigmented lesions, clinical effectiveness and a positive cosmetic outcome are important factors when evaluating the success of treatment. In an ever-growing market fueled by consumer demand, the ability to provide superior versatility, treatment efficacy and natural-looking skin are genuine patient benefits. Doing more for patients means seeing more patients, and satisfied patients means seeing them more often and their friends and family as well.

 

 

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