Port Coquitlam, BC
A skin lesion is a superficial growth or patch of the skin that does not resemble the surrounding area. Primary skin lesions are variations in color or texture that may be present at birth, such as moles or birthmarks, or that may be acquired during a person’s lifetime, such as warts and acne.
Skin imperfections on the face or body are common. Some we are born with and some develop due to genetics, aging, unhealthy lifestyle, or environmental stressors. The appearance of a new lesion can be worrisome, and while it should be assessed by your doctor, many are benign and easily treated. The method of removal is dependant on the type of lesion.
Lasers: In the case of colour imperfections (red or brown), lasers are very effective in targeting the pigment and evening the skin tone. Red pigment includes: veins, broken capillaries, spider veins or Rosacea. Brown pigment includes: sun damage, Melasma, age spots and photo aging.
Desiccation: Some lesions require desiccation – a physical removal in which the area is thoroughly numbed prior to manual extraction via heat and scraping.