Typically brown, black, or blue in color, pigmented lesions are melanin-based and can be found on the surface of the skin. These lesions are caused by exposure to the sun or by age. They range in shade from nearly matching the natural skin tone to extremely contrasting it. Most people will develop a pigmented lesion in their lifetime, often appearing as flat or slightly raised from the skin’s surface. They can look like anything from a clump of freckles or a birthmark to a mole or scar.
When you discover a pigmented lesion, the first thing you should do is see a doctor to ensure the area isn’t cancerous. The second concern for most people is how they’re able to get rid of the mark, especially if it’s on or near the face. Laser skin rejuvenation is the leading solution to evening out skin tone. Aside from pigmented lesions, these procedures can also get rid of unwanted scars, freckles, sun spots, acne marks, age spots, wrinkles, and other imperfections.
Laser rejuvenation works by targeting the damaged skin cells that cause these imperfections, causing microscopic damage to the area. This small amount of damage encourages the skin to naturally heal the wounds by forming new skin cells. The pigmentation of these skin cells won’t be damaged, and after several laser treatments, a pigmented lesion can be eliminated.