Pigment and Vascular Treatments


Pigment Treatment

What are pigment lesions?

Are you concerned about the appearance of pigmented lesions on your body? Also referred to as birthmarks, age spots, moles, and freckles, they tend to be harmless overall.

Yet, there are many instances where their appearance may be unwelcome. Although age spots or an unsightly mole may not harm someone’s health, it’s common for people to seek their removal. This is when pigment treatment becomes a viable solution.

Pigmented lesions are generated by melanocyte cells located in the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin which provides skin pigmentation. However, these “lesions” aren’t lesions at all. We are referring to spots on the skin that are dark or brown. They are generated by too much melanin in your skin.

Types of Pigment Lesions

Some people are born with them, while others can develop them from sun exposure, ageing, previous injuries, skin care, genetics, or changing hormones. The types of pigment lesions are as follows:

  • Moles: These can be present at birth. They develop due to a collection of melanocytes.
  • Freckles: These are the most common and appear on fair-skinned people. They are small, flat brown marks on the skin’s surface. They are prevalent in areas exposed to sunlight.
  • Lentigines: Flat spots containing increased pigmentation are generally caused by sun exposure. They can be brown, dark brown, or tan. They are darker than a freckle and are oval to round in their shape.
  • Melasma: These spots and patches on the skin are darker than the natural skin tone.
  • Skin tags: Skin tags are soft, small, skin-coloured growths. They vary in size and colour. Skin tags are found on the armpits, groin, neck, and under breasts. Additionally, they may grow under the buttocks folds or on the eyelids.

Pigment Lesions Treatment by Elite Medspa in Oakville

While skin pigment removal can sound like it will be painful, the opposite is true. Laser therapy allows you to achieve an effective outcome using the most advanced technology. Downtime after the treatment is minimal. Makeup can be applied to treated areas, and most people can return to daily activities the same day. Recovery from this globally certified procedure is quick and safe.

Treatment begins with a consultation, wherein you will discuss your desired outcome with a doctor. Then, your doctor will generate a treatment plan and schedule your appointment. Ensure you follow the safety protocols outlined to you by your physician before pigment removal. After treatment, you can resume life as usual.

Vascular Treatment

What are vascular lesions?

Vascular lesions refer to marks on the body like rosacea, birthmarks, varicose veins, spider veins, venous lakes, and telangiectasis.

Environmental or natural factors can cause them. Some experts cite they may be caused by genetics, photodamage, and ageing. They can vary in size, shape, or colour depending on the area of the body.

Types of Vascular Lesions

There are a variety of vascular lesions that appear on the body. These include the following:

  • Rosacea: This skin condition causes a flushing or blushing effect on the skin. You can visibly see blood vessels in the face. Additionally, it can produce tiny, pus-filled bumps.
  • Varicose Veins: A varicose vein is a twisted, swollen, bulging blood vessel under the skin’s surface. They are purple or blue, appearing on the legs, ankles, and feet.
  • Spider Veins: These veins surround varicose veins. They are smaller, creating purple/red lines close to the skin’s surface.
  • Venous Lakes: Venous Lakes occur with vascular dilation, creating bluish discoloration.
  • Telangiectasis: These are widened, tiny blood vessels appearing on the skin.
  • Cherry Angiomas: Spider angiomas look like a vessel cluster. They may contain a red dot at the center of the thin vessel cluster. The blue, red, or purple vessels are web-like in structure.
  • Spider Angiomas: Spider angiomas cause a burning or aching in the vessel area cluster. Pain tends to be felt in the legs after prolonged periods of standing.

Vascular Lesion Treatment by Elite Medspa in Oakville

Treatment begins the same way as with pigment lesions. The first step involves a consultation with your doctor about any concerns and what you are seeking. Next, based on the talk, your doctor begins formulating a treatment plan catering to the situation.

A vascular treatment is scheduled wherein you must follow the safety protocols outlined by your doctor during your consultation. When the treatment is concluded, you can resume all normal activities. Since treatment leaves no visible traces or irritation, no one will know you have received them.

How to tell if you need pigment or vascular lesion treatment?

While it may be challenging to ascertain whether you will need pigment or vascular lesion treatment, a general rule of thumb is that if it is pigment-related, it will require pigment therapy. You will need vascular treatment if the origin is vascular (blood) related.

  • Redness/Rash on Skin: This will require vascular lesion treatment. Redness or rashes appearing on the face can have a venous root cause. It is not caused by melanocyte production.
  • Spots or Freckles: These are caused by increased melanocyte cells and will require pigment lesion therapy for correction.
  • Broken Facial Vessels: Since these are vascular in origin, they will require vascular lesion treatment. Broken facial vessels can be caused by prolonged cold/sun exposure, frequent consumption of alcohol, or from physical injuries.