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Benign Pigmented Lesion Treatment – PicoLazer


New Skin & Body Aesthetics offers a revolutionary laser treatment for patients with benign pigmented skin lesions. Our physicians use the PicoLazer to effectively treat brown spots, port-wine stains, and cherry angiomas.

Different Types of Benign Pigmented Skin Lesions

New Skin & Body Aesthetics uses PicoLazer to treat a variety of benign pigmented skin lesions, including brown spots, port-wine stains, and cherry angiomas.

Brown spots. These types of spots commonly appear on the back of the hands, face, back, and shoulders. They can vary in size and the color may depend on the patient’s skin tone. Brown spots are not painful and have the same texture as the skin. Common causes of brown spots include sun damage, hormonal changes, medication side effects, inflammation, wound healing, irritation, and diabetes.

Port-wine stains. Also known as nevus flammeus, port-wine stains are a pink or purple birthmark on the skin. These stains are usually harmless, but in some cases they may signal an underlying health condition.

Cherry angiomas. These types of spots are a collection of small blood vessels that create a reddish appearance. Cherry angiomas are usually found on people aged 30 and older.


How to Prepare for Treatment

Patients should avoid the sun for two weeks before and after treatment, until their physician allows it. Patients may also need to stop applying topical medications or skin care products three to five days prior to treatment.

If a patient has a history of perioral herpes simplex virus, they may need to undergo prophylactic antiviral therapy when receiving treatment. Patients with a tan or dark skin type may need to start a bleaching regimen four to six weeks before treatment.

Treatment is not recommended for patients who had their skin tanned within the past two weeks (whether by natural sunlight or a tanning booth), as they may develop hypopigmentation (also known as white spots) that may require two to three months or more to clear.

Patients must discontinue self-tanning skin care products one week before treatment and residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.

It’s important to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 throughout the course of treatment.


What to Expect During Treatment

Depending on the type of skin lesion, the physician will adjust the lens and spot size to ensure optimal treatment. The physician will monitor skin temperature to prevent damage and may cool the skin with ice, if needed.

The Recovery Process

Immediately after the procedure, patients will have redness and swelling at the treatment site which should subside within 48 hours. The treatment site may feel sunburned for a few hours after the procedure.

The physician may provide a topical soothing skin care product, such as aloe vera gel, to help cool the treatment area. Patients should avoid sun exposure for two to three weeks to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

The treatment area may appear darker immediately after the procedure for up to a few days. The darkened pigment will turn into flaky, dry skin that will come off within seven to 10 days. Patients should avoid picking at or scratching the treated skin.

There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently for the first 24 hours.


4980 Barranca PKWY, Suite 201 Irvine, CA 92604

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