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Pigment Removal

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 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. Dark or light complexioned, 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 laser technology. A laser removes pigmented lesions with the energy of light. A laser is designed to produce one or more specific light wavelengths which are absorbed by the pigment. Pigmented lesions are either lightened or removed when the laser light passes through the skin but is absorbed by abnormal concentrations of melanin. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the melanin to destruct a point where the melanin concentration is reduced, leaving the treated skin looking uniform in color and texture. The medlite Q-Switched YAG laser is a type of laser available today for the removal of pigmented lesions. The medlite provides the appropriate wavelength of light for absorption by abnormal melanin concentrations.

The Medlite also delivers the light on very short, high-intensity pulses to destroy melanin. The combination of wavelength and rapidly pulsed light results in abnormal melanin removal.

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