Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A.
Ophthalmologists & Aesthetics located in Manahawkin, NJ & Forked River, NJ
Pigmented lesions are blemishes on your skin like sunspots and freckles, which may make you feel self-conscious. The team of dedicated professionals at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., in Manahawkin and Forked River, New Jersey, understands this problem and can help reduce the appearance of common pigmented lesions using Icon™ advanced laser technology. Find out more by calling Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. today, or book an appointment online.
Pigmented Lesion Removal Q & A
What is a pigmented lesion?
A pigmented lesion is a blemish that consists of an area of skin that’s a different color than the rest of your skin. Examples include:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
Pigmented lesions aren’t a medical problem and don’t have anything to do with skin cancer, but they can affect how confident you feel about your appearance. The team at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. uses Icon, state-of-the-art technology from Cynosure, to treat pigmented lesions.
Icon uses laser energy to break down the pigmented skin cells. The energy heats the cells and destroys them, triggering your body to produce new, unblemished skin.
Does Icon treat other conditions as well as pigmented lesions?
Icon is multifunctional, so your provider at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. can use it for treating other aesthetic conditions, including:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial rejuvenation
- Spider vein removal
- Scar treatment
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Reducing stretch marks
As well as focused laser energy, Icon also features IPL (intense pulsed light), which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibers in your skin.
Collagen and elastin are the substances that keep your skin firm and youthful. Levels of these proteins decline as you age, and your skin starts to droop and wrinkle. Boosting the production of collagen and elastin helps to plump up your face and gives you younger-looking skin.
Icon also features a fractional laser resurfacing function that’s highly effective for removing dead skin cells. This intense exfoliation reveals new, healthier skin to give you a glowing complexion.
What does pigmented lesion removal feel like?
Pigmented lesion removal using Icon is a fast, painless experience. You might feel a warmth or tingling sensation in your skin, depending on the type of treatment you have, and your skin might look red for a day or two, but otherwise you shouldn’t experience any discomfort.
Using Icon to treat pigmented lesions, your provider at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. ensures you get first-class treatment that you can fit into your lunch break.
Pigmented lesion removal might require several treatment sessions to achieve the best results. Your provider advises you how many treatments you need and how long you should wait between sessions.
It can take a few months for the new, unblemished skin to grow until you can fully appreciate the difference after treatment.
Find out more about pigmented lesion removal and the other treatments Icon can perform by calling Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. today or schedule an appointment using the online form.