Vascular Pigmented Lesions
Laser Treatment for Vascular & Pigmented Lesions
Photos courtesy of: E. Follador, MD, F. Marini, MD, D. D’angelo, MD
Non-surgical, quick and effective
Nearly 100% of all people have one or more pigmented lesion. Some are caused by sun exposure, others by aging. Still others are congenital. Regardless of the cause, pigmented lesions are simply spots on the skin where there is a higher concentration of melanin. Some lesions are flat; others are raised. In most cases, pigmented lesions are merely a cosmetic concern, but in some cases, they can be an early sign of skin cancer.
For most benign pigmented lesions that are of a cosmetic concern, there is a non-surgical option using the VP handpiece available on the Harmony®XL. By exposing a pigmented lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin can be raised sharply, enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area. The AFT 540 VP handpiece offers unique wavelength and pulse width capabilities, allowing it to treat pigmented lesions on any skin type.
Technology in use
AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light. It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration, for safer and more effective treatments.
AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face. This fluence ensures repeatable results and remarkable safety. AFT yields a more efficient system for ideal clinical improvements, less discomfort and minimal skin damage.
Key advantages for physicians
- Non-surgical option for pigmented lesions
- No need for topical or numbing agents
- Quick, effective treatment provides tremendous customer satisfaction
Key advantages for patients
- Effective non-surgical treatment for a common cosmetic concern
- Quick 20-minute treatment time makes it easy to fit into a busy day
- Safe, effective and no downtime