Pigment Removal

Pigmented lesions are the result of an overproduction of melanin concentrated in one area of the skin. Often these brown spots are the result sun damage or may appear as one ages. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but are common on the face, arms, and hands. We use our Candela VBeam Perfecta laser to target the pigment in the spot, creating rapid cellular turnover. Following a treatment, the skin over the lesion appears darker, eventually crusting over, flaking off, and revealing a new layer of epidermal skin underneath. With darker skin types, the risk of hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation increases in this types of procedures; therefore, the VBeam is recommended only for lighter skin types to avoid damage to the pigment of the skin.