Skin Lesion Removal
Skin lesion removal in St. Albert, Alberta
For skin lesion removal, the team at A2 Medispa uses the Elite+ laser system. Elite+ allows for quick, non-invasive treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions without damaging the surrounding skin.* During Elite+ treatments, light from the laser is absorbed by the blood vessels and/or pigmentation.* Over time, the vessel and/or brown spot disappears, restoring your skin to its natural appearance.* Elite+ is perfect for treating facial and leg telangiectasias, spider veins, hemangiomas, port-wine stains, rosacea, age spots and freckles.* Due to its multiple energy wavelengths (755nm Alexandite and 1064nm Nd:YAG), Elite+ treats vascular and pigmented lesions more effectively than conventional, single-wavelength treatments.
The causes of skin lesions
The most common cause of skin lesions are infections on or in the skin. For example, the wart virus is passed from one person to another through direct skin-to-skin contact. Some skin lesions are hereditary, in the case of freckles and moles. Birthmarks are lesions that exist from the time you are born. Other skin lesions can be the result of an allergic reaction, as is the case with contact dermatitis and allergic eczema. Brown spots and age spots are often caused by overexposure to the sun over a long period of time.
What to expect during treatments
During treatment, we will apply a gel to your skin lesions, which will help to protect your skin from the heat of the laser. If we are removing lesions from your face, we may give you safety goggles for extra protection. The Elite+ laser system comes with a hand piece that we will use to make several passes over your lesions. Patients often describe the feeling of the laser as being similar to a rubbing band snapping against the skin. But with the Elite+ laser system’s built-in cooling system, your skin will not be overheated or damaged. Treatments usually last anywhere from 5-30 minutes, and vary based on the size of the treatment area.
What to expect from the results
Most patients notice improvements after 1 treatment, but you may need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.* On Average 3-5 treatments, at 3-4 week intervals, are needed to achieve the desired aesthetic result.* When treating vascular lesions, you may notice that a change in the colour of the lesion (to grey or purple), but this will fade within 10-14 days.* For pigmented lesions, damaged lesions are eventually cleared by the body. They undergo a mild peeling process and slough off, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.*
Request a consultation at A2 Medispa
For skin lesion removal in St. Albert, Alberta, request a consultation at A2 Medispa. Aleesha Ayoob will assess your lesions and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, fill out the consultation request form on our site, or give us a call at (780) 722-1061.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.