Melanin is what gives our skin its color. The amount of melanin in your skin determines if you have a light or dark complexion.
Pigmented lesions are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, usually as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
Lasers produce a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigmented lesion. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment, breaking the melanin into micro-particles and lightening the lesion.
The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one to two weeks.
Dr. O’Malley uses the LightPod Neo laser by Aerolase which provides high power for efficient results but is safe on all skin types. During the treatment, the Neo hand piece does not touch the skin which makes the treatment more comfortable than other lasers.
Watch a short video of the procedure below:
In accordance with CT state law, Dr. O’Malley administers all laser treatments herself.
Price Range: $175 – $300 per treatment
Approximately three treatments needed