Pigmented Lesion Lasers
These lasers are used specifically for pigmented lesions such as sunspots, nevi (moles), and tattoos. They are generally “short pulsed” or “Q-switched” based on the size of the objects to be treated (very tiny). In our practice we use the Medlite laser (Q-switched Nd:Yag laser), which currently is the strongest device on the market, particularly for removing tattoos. The Affinity is a similar technology. Ruby lasers, intense pulsed light devices, and alexandrite lasers such as Accolade™ are also popular devices for pigmented lesions. In general sunspots can be removed in one treatment while tattoos and moles can take several treatments. Resurfacing lasers such as Fraxel® can also remove pigment.
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