Dark Colored Spots
Most of us have a few dark colored (or pigmented) skin spots, or lesions, that we were either born with or have acquired over time. Pigmented skin lesions include birthmarks, freckles, age spots (solar lentingines), and other minor skin marks that have a brown coloring.
What can I do?
If you have any of these spots and they bother you, we can help! At MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, we have a state-of-the-art laser that can remove these pigmented lesions.
How does it work?
Pigmented lesions are created by a collection of melanocyte skin cells. Our laser targets these cells, destroys the melanocytes, thus removing the pigment from the skin. After laser treatment, the lesion will crust and scab and within two weeks it will fall off the skin.
Dr. Ryan Diederich is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures at Mid-America Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Glen Carbon, IL. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon east of St. Louis, you can schedule a consultation online schedule a consultation online, or call us at (618) 288-7855 to schedule an appointment.
*This article is intended as a guideline only. This is not intended as medical advice. There are no guarantees written or implied from the information presented here. Only a consultation can provide an appropriate evaluation and discussion regarding any procedure. Refer to your physician for medical decision making and advice.