Pigmented Lesion Treatment
Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, The Kole Plastic Surgery Center uses the PicoSure® laser for patients with pigmented lesions.
What are Pigmented Lesions?
Pigmented lesions form when melanin, which is what gives our skin color, is abnormally concentrated in one or more areas of the skin. They can occur at birth, but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays. Pigmented lesions can show up as moles, age spots, freckles, liver spots, or birthmarks.
Most people have a few obvious brown spots on their skin. They may be on the face, arms, hands, legs, or anywhere on the body. These concentrated areas of melanin, which create the pigmented lesions, can be left alone. Sometimes, however, they are so obvious that they are distracting and unappealing. In addition, they can age a person’s appearance. In today’s world, where beauty and youth are so connected to professional and personal success, having clear, smooth skin is very important. Looking and feeling younger and more attractive allows you to be more confident and happy! Most people choose to have most pigmented lesions removed.
Dark spots can also appear due to:
- Exposure to UV rays
- Skin trauma
- Hormonal imbalance
- Chemicals found in creams and cosmetics
After a thorough examination to determine if your pigmented lesions are benign and safe to remove with the PicoSure® laser, you will be able to consult with Dr. Kole and schedule an appointment for treatment.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center is the sole provider in the tri-county area of Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties to use the state-of-the-art technology of the PicoSure® laser to eliminate pigmented lesions.
About The PicoSure® Laser
The PicoSure® laser is the most advanced laser in the world to rejuvenate skin, remove unwanted pigmented lesions, as well as treat other cosmetic skin conditions. Because of the speed of this laser, Dr. Kole can take treat skin conditions in a quick and expedient manner. Without harming any surrounding skin, the PicoSure ® laser uses short energy bursts to target and break up the melanin. After a few treatments, the patients will see a visible change in the skin’s clarity and will not endure any downtime. Using the PicoSure ® laser is a gentle and effective treatment plan for most patients to eliminate those dark, unattractive lesions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pigmented Lesion Removal
Is the treatment painful?
No. Because PicoSure® is a superficial laser, all that’s required is cooling the skin with either an ice pack or the Zimmer chiller, which passes cold air over the skin.
How long does the PicoSure® procedure to remove pigmented lesions take?
Treatment takes only about 20 minutes.
How many sessions do I need?
Depending on your desired level of skin clarity, you may need to schedule up to four sessions spaced one month apart.
How soon can I apply makeup to the treated area?
You can apply makeup just a few hours after treatment.
What Is the Cost of PicoSure® Laser Treatment for Pigmented Lesions in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The cost for PicoSure® laser treatment for pigmented lesions varies depending on the extent of treatment necessary to achieve optimum results.
PicoSure® Pricing Guide for Pigmented Lesions:
- 2″ by 2″ area = $400
- Face and Neck = $1,000 for 4 treatments
All procedures performed by Dr. Kole not a technician.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Advanced Care.
Contact Us Today for a Consultation
Pigmented lesions are not necessarily medical concerns, but men and women in Southampton, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, who have pigmented lesions often opt for aesthetic solutions. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward S. Kole offers advanced pigmented lesion treatment to reduce brown spots and other types of darkened areas on the skin. To learn more about pigmented lesion treatment, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.