Sun Spots, Freckles & Brown Spots
Brown spots on the skin often are perceived as a sign of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Freckles are melanin deposits, and although cute as a kid, are looking more like age spots. Sun spots, freckles, liver spots all are technically known as “pigmented lesions” and form when melanin concentrates in one area of the skin. Usually as a result of overexposure to UV rays from the sun.
Melasma is a skin condition caused by the excessive production of melanin, a naturally occurring pigment in the body that gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. If your body overproduces melanin, you may notice darker patches on the areas of skin that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, shoulders and arms. Melasma is most common in women, particularly those with a darker skin tone. Melasma also occurs with greater frequency during pregnancy. If you are bothered by the darker patches on your skin, the professionals at RediMedi laser skin clinics can help you achieve a more balanced healthy appearance to your skin.
Cherry angiomas are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They are also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots.
They are usually found on people aged 30 and older. The broken blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance. The exact cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, but there may be a genetic factor that makes certain people more likely to get them. They’ve also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, and climate. There also appears to be a link between cherry angiomas and age. They often begin to appear when individuals reach 30 years old, and seem to increase in size and number with age.
As with any laser, our specialist will give the patient protective eyewear. The LightPod® has 650-microsecond technology, which means that the laser works too quickly to cause harm. The patient will therefore not need any anesthetics or cooling gels. The technology in the LightPod® also greatly reduces the chances of skin discoloration, which means it can be safely used on dark-skinned patients. Our specialist will aim the laser at the angioma and the handpiece will quickly emit a few pulses of light. The patient should feel nothing but a brief and tolerable sensation of heat. The angioma will quickly turn grey, and it will disappear completely over the next month or two. The laser will affect the vessels that formed the angioma, and the body will eventually absorb the vessels. Most patients need only one or two treatment sessions to get rid of an angioma.
Redness & Spider Veins
Non-ablative lasers can minimize or completely remove redness and broken capillaries on the face, as well as veins and hemangiomas on the body. These laser procedures are no-downtime procedures that improve the appearance of the skin. The laser produces an intense but gentle burst of light that heats the targeted superficial blood vessels almost instantaneously and so precisely that normal surrounding tissue isn’t affected. Therefore, the light sources may improve the appearance of many lesions while leaving the surrounding skin and skin pigment intact.
Other treatment methods, including electrocautery and injections with various substances (sclerotherapy) can also be used. Unlike some other forms of treatment, vascular lesion lasers reduce the risk of scarring or changes in skin texture.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face (particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead). Lesions of sebaceous hyperplasia are benign, with no known potential for malignant transformation.
At RediMedi our trained experts can relieve you of these unsightly lesions in usually one to three painless laser treatments.
Skin tags are invariably benign – non cancerous – tumors of the skin which cause no symptoms, unless it is repeatedly rubbed or scratched, as may happen with clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. Very large skin tags may burst under pressure.
RediMedi lasers can help you eliminate skin tags painlessly and easily.
Clinical research has shown that the LightPod Neoand LightPod Fortelasers are capable of effectively superheating the skin tissue beneath finger and toe nails, causing the coagulation of the soft tissue that is contaminated with fungal material. This can result in a significant cosmetic enhancement for patients.
Laser Treatments Menu & Pricing
Laser Skin Treatments
- Cherry Angiomas: $75
- Hyperplacia: $75
- Pigment Spots: $99
- Spider Veins: $75
- Skin Tags: $75
- Scar Revision: $100
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What to Expect
These lasers produce a bright beam of light which heats up and destroys the blood vessels that make up the vascular lesions. You may experience mild discomfort similar to being stung by a mosquito bite or rubber band snaps. A topical numbing cream is available, but for most procedures the discomfort is so minimal that no anesthesia or pain medication is needed.
Results of the laser surgery vary from person to person depending on the type of the lesion, size of the affected area, the color of the skin, and the depth to which these vessels extend beneath the skin’s surface. Multiple laser treatments may be necessary to destroy the vascular lesion. Most telangiectasis or spider veins require only 1-3 laser treatments, whereas port-wine stains require up to 12 treatments for significant lesional lightening. There will be some temporary pink or red discoloration of the skin at or around the treatment site and may also notice some crusting. This usually fades in 1-3 days. Some patients may also experience a temporary brown discoloration of the skin for a few months following treatment.
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