Pigmented lesions, such as sunspots, are becoming more and more common in the older population. Age spots occur in 50% of women over 50 years old and 20% of men over the same age. These signs of aging are increasingly being seen as annoying, and the readiness to remove them privately is also growing.
Pigmented lesions come in many different types, which differ from each other in terms of their histological and morphological characteristics. The evaluation and possible treatments for pigmented lesions should always be reserved to doctors with specialist knowledge for this reason.
Benign pigmented lesions such as lentigo simplex and lentigo senilis can be treated with laser devices. These are more commonly known as age and sun spots, among others. Pico and Nano lasers give short light pulses which are selectively absorbed by the skin pigment melanin thanks to their specific wavelength. The laser treatment is conducted on an out-patient basis, with or without a local anesthetic, and the treatment itself is uncomplicated.