The most common brown spots are lentigines, also known as age spots or sun spots; and freckles. These lesions are due to excessive sunlight exposure, and rarely congenital factors. Age spots may occur on the face and hands.
Melasma is a condition where pigmentation in patches and is ofen caused by birth control or pregnancy.
The Q-switched laser is safe and ideal for lentigines because of its unique ability to selectively treat the pigmented lesion without adversely affecting the surrounding tissue, with liquid nitrogen.
Dr. Touma has experience in treating thousands of patients with pigmentation problems and tattoos.
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Treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the type of lesion, size of the affected area, color of the patient's skin and depth to which the abnormal pigment extends beneath the surface of the skin. Some lesions, such as "age spots" will require only a few pulses, while others, such as birthmarks, will require more. It is very important to use careful sun protection and heat avoidance before and after treatment with laser. In Dr Touma’s experience, some cases of Melasma are best treated with a combination of lasers particularly when it is deep and resistant to chemical peels and home treatment.
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