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What Are Skin Lesions?
A skin lesion is a nonspecific term that refers to any change in the skin surface. Benign skin lesions are non-cancerous skin growths. Skin lesions may have color (pigment), be raised, flat, large, small, fluid filled or exhibit other characteristics. Common examples of benign skin lesions that you can have removed with laser at Rita Medical Elite may include moles, age spots, skin tags, and warts.
Reasons For Laser Skin Lesion Removal
Lasers are a simple, fast, effective and safe tool for removing a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions, such as freckles, age spots, birthmarks, moles, certain vascular lesions, ephelides, melasma, seborrheic and actinic keratoses.
Spot removal is quick, sutureless, has a rapid healing time and produces excellent results. It is suitable for all ethnic skin types. For example, Asian skin is highly sensitive to heat and often hyper-pigmentation can result from using the wrong laser sources or as a result of poor administration of the laser treatment.
The Nd:YAG or KTP Nd:YAG laser sources, on the other hand, have been generating desirable treatment results to all ethnicities and skin types.
A fast, simple and minimally invasive treatment, Laser Skin Lesion Removal is:
Safe and effective procedure
Minimal recovery times
Suitable for all skin types
No scalpel, no sutures
Controlled, accurate and precise
Exceptionally well tolerated by patients
How Does Laser Skin Removal Work
Laser removal of spots works by destroying the pigment in the skin without the need for excision. This process in completed in 3 simple steps:
Step 1 – LIGHT ABSORPTION: The laser produces short nanosecond pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the melanin pigment in the lesion.
Step 2 – PIGMENT BREAK-UP: The laser light is transformed into photoacoustic waves which mechanically break up the melanin pigment into smaller particles.
Step 3 – PIGMENT REMOVAL: These particles are then removed by the body’s own immune system, as the skin’s macro-phages clear the excess pigment from the area.
Laser Skin Lesion Removal For Age Spots and Sun Spots
Also known as sunspots, liver spots, dark spots, etc. are a consequence of aging and sun exposure. The most effective and rapid treatment for eliminating these spots and other skin pigmentation is with laser treatments, which usually includes little to no downtime after treatment. Rita Medical Elite had has several laser options that allow us to customize treatments for each patient.
Laser Skin Lesion Removal For Warts
No one likes having warts, as they’re unsightly and may even cause you pain. Wart removal is easy with a laser treatment. Rita Medical Elite has the tools, the knowledge and the experience using a laser to safely and effectively take care of your warts.
When you develop warts, they usually resemble small black dots that become larger over time. Warts can also become very painful. Warts especially grow deep within your skin, making it difficult to remove without the help of a laser.
Laser Skin Lesion Removal For Moles
Laser mole removal is a modern procedure, which will help you to remove unwanted benign skin formations quickly, safely and with no pain. The primary benefit of laser mole removal is that it is noninvasive. Because there is no cutting or burning of the skin, the risk of infection is significantly reduced.
There are many reasons why we would like to remove moles: aesthetically unattractive appearance, to reduce discomfort, when the mole is regularly injured (e.g. while shaving), or if disturbance is related to its localization, when it is rubbed or pressed by clothes.
Lasers are also able to reach areas of the body such as the face or nose that may be difficult to treat using other methods. Lastly, multiple moles can be treated during one session. Results are acceptable even for those who wish to remove moles on visible parts of the body such as on the face or in the neck area.