Pigmented lesions are remarkably common and the overwhelming majority are benign. It is widely recognised in the medical community that Q-switched lasers that treat age spots and pigmented lesions are the ideal tools for effectively treating both.
Multi-wavelength, Q-switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that are selectively absorbed by treatment specific pigments in a lesion or age spot.
How does it work?
Especially effective for difficult-to-treat conditions due to the selectivity of Q-switched light, Fotona lasers are able to break apart pigments only and not cells. This means that pigment destruction can take place without ablating the skin – a unique feature that also allows other treatment possibilities, such as the safe and effective removal of complex, multi-coloured tattoos.
In addition to Q-switched lasers, Er:YAG lasers can also be used for the ablation of keratoses, moles and other pigmented lesions, enabling the removal of the epidermis and superficial dermis in a controlled and relatively bloodless manner.