What are pigmented lesions?

Benign pigmented lesions refer to a wide range of skin abnormalities, including hemangiomas, port-wine stains, and seborrheic keratoses (SKs). None of these conditions are life-threatening or cancerous, and are usually only treated for cosmetic reasons. At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center, we provide non-surgical treatments for hemangiomas, port-wine stains, SKs, and solar lentigines.

What are hemangiomas?

A hemangioma is a birthmark that often appears as a bright red, rubbery nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Hemangiomas are caused when extra blood vessels come together to form an abnormal dense cluster. They can occur anywhere on the body, but often develop on the scalp, face, chest, or back.

What are port-wine stains?

Port-wine stains are maroon birthmarks that get their name because they look as if red wine was splashed on the skin. They often start off looking pink but then get darker over time. These lesions are caused by capillary malformations and vascular anomalies, and often develop on the face; though they can form anywhere on the body. In adulthood, these lesions tend to thicken and small lumps can develop.

What is seborrheic keratosis?

Seborrheic keratosis or SKs usually appears as a brown, light tan, or black growth on the face, shoulders, back, or chest. These growths are slightly elevated and have a waxy, scaly appearance. Although SKs can look like skin cancer, they never become cancerous. The exact cause of seborrheic keratosis isn’t known, but you’re generally more likely to develop SKs if you’re over the age of 50, or if you have a family history of the condition. SKs are very common and will often increase in number as you age. These lesions are not contagious.

What are solar lentigines?

Solar lentigines, or solar lentigos, are harmless patches of pigmented skin. They are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV radiation). When UV radiation hits our skin, melanocytes (pigment-forming cells in the skin) are accelerated into action. This causes more melanin to be produced in a single area, causing brown spots to form. These small brown spots aren’t harmful, and they can be easily reduced with non-invasive treatments.

How can I get clearer, more beautiful skin?

At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, Vermont, we are able to treat pigmented lesions with non-invasive lasers and intense pulsed light. IPL photofacials, Picoway Resolve, the Profound Mini-Facelift, and CO2RE skin resurfacing are some of our favorite treatment options and they can work wonders for the skin.* To find out which treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation today.

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During your initial consultation, we’ll assess your pigmented lesions and create a custom treatment plan for you. Many of these conditions are very delicate, and our team of highly trained medical staff will guide you through the entire process. To get started, book online using the button below or give us a call at (802) 861-2273.

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