Pigmentation affects so many people and although, some types of pigmented lesions exist at birth, often times pigment represents the first signs of aging. This is why so many people are interested in removing pigment. Using the principles of selective photothermolysis, light-based treatment targets different chromophores in the skin. Chromophores selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response. These optimal wavelengths of light clear pigmented lesions by targeting melanin. The damaged pigmented lesions are then cleared by the body. These undergo a mild desquamation and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. What types of pigmented lesions can Cynosure lasers remove? The Elite+ can remove a variety of unwanted pigment like age spots, freckles and birthmarks. Do patient’s find the treatment painful? Most patients find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. They often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. How many treatment sessions will it take? Most pigmented lesions will require only few treatments to be completely removed. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments. Please discuss with your physician. Spider Veins, watch them vanish… Simple and effective, this laser treatment works with surgical intervention, and causes treated vessels to naturally disappear while sparing surrounding tissues. Once the veins are gone, no one needs to know they were ever there at all! How does the laser treatment work? The cosmetic laser emits energy to the skin that selectively targets the problems veins while by passing the surrounding tissue. After treatment, the selected vein naturally disappears. What does the procedure feel like? Patients describes a range of sensations, from tingling to the snap of a rubber band, as the laser treatment is administered. Since theres is little to no down time, you can return to your daily activites. Your Laser technician will provide you with post- treatment care instructions. How many sessions will I need? The number of treatments required can vary depending on the number of vessels to be treated and the area in which they are located.