Brown Spots, Pigmentation & Melasma
* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Unwanted skin freckles, melasma, brown sun spots are generally caused by sun and aging.
Dr Minuk’s Winnipeg Dermatology SkinClinic specializes in skin care and treatment removal of unwanted imperfections. He has many energy based devices and lasers to treat these problems
Questions you may have about Pigmented (brown spot) Lesion Removal in Winnipeg, Manitoba
What type of brown spots or pigmented lesions will the laser remove?
Our lasers and medical devices are commonly used for removing brown age spots, liver spots, freckles and many brown birthmarks. During your consultation with Dr. Minuk, the specific type of lesion will be identified and a treatment plan will be discussed. In fact, the majority of our clients / patients opt to have their treatments immediately following consultation, as treatment is very quick, safe and effective.
Why doesn’t the treatment remove my normal skin pigmentation?
We use medical grade lasers and devices that should not be confused with machines in spas and non medical places.The laser or pulsed light was designed for its properties that selectively target dark concentrations of melanin (coloured cells). If after the abnormal concentrations of melanin were removed, treatment was continued on normal skin, some whitening could occur. Your body’s natural regeneration system would replace the normal melanin after a period of time, returning the skin to its natural state.
Is the process painful?
Our technology emits light in very short flashes called pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. The area may feel similar to a slight sunburn for a day or so. It may appear reddened for a few hours or in some cases, two to four weeks; then return to its natural smooth colouring and texture.
How many sessions will it take to remove the pigmented lesion?
At least 80-90 percent of all common pigmented lesions are removed with one treatment. Occasionally some lesions may require a second treatment.
Can the excess pigmentation come back?
Common pigmented lesions do not return. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year. However, the procedure can be repeated with similar results.
What type of post-treatment care is necessary?
An antibacterial ointment will be initially applied to the area. A shower can be taken the next day, but avoid scrubbing the treated area. Since most common pigmented lesions are caused by exposure to ultraviolet sun rays, it is important that you wear sunscreen. Failure to wear a protective sunscreen will allow further skin damage to occur and result in new pigmented lesions. We will recommend the appropriate level of sunscreen for your specific type.