Pigmented Lesions

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What is Pigmented Lesions

Pigmented lesions often involve melanin (brown pigment), resulting in small or large areas of the skin appearing brown, black or even blue in colour. Although most often benign, pigmented lesions can also be malignant or cancerous in some cases.

Benign pigmented lesions are very common and come in many forms. These include:

  • Freckles
  • Moles
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Lentigines

Where do my pigmented lesions come from?

Pigmented lesions can occur in a number of ways. Some pigmented lesions like freckles are a result of genetics where patients are simply born with them. Other factors can include life cycle and hormonal changes, which can all affect the distribution of melanin in your skin, leading to a range of pigmented lesions. They can also come as a result of prolonged sun exposure. Pigmented skin lesions differ from vascular lesions, which are not caused by sun damage and appear differently under dermatoscopy.

How does laser pigmentation lesion removal work?

Light-based, laser and IPL treatments remove the appearance of spots and skin hyperpigmentation by targeting the melanin in the darkened area and dispersing it. The tiny fragments of the pigment are then cleared by the lymphatic system through a natural process. This results in the clearing of all of the pigmentation layers which in turn reveals even-toned, unblemished skin. The treatments are specially designed for patient comfort and are safe and effective for all skin types and colours, including dark skin.

Alma’s range of laser pigmentation lesion removal machines

Alma has a number of machines capable of effectively treating a wide range of laser pigmentations.

Harmony XL Pro

The Harmony XL PRO is a powerful and versatile treatment solution for a wide range of aesthetic needs including pigmented lesions. It features several high powered applicators which directly treat pigmentation lesions with maximum effectiveness and comfort including the ClearSkin, ClearLift, Dye SR and Dye VL.

Alma Hybrid

The Alma Hybrid combines three different laser wavelengths into one innovative platform, creating a machine that is capable of performing a number of medical aesthetic treatments. For pigmented lesions, the Alma Hybrid’s Hybrid Lift treatment blends ablative and thermal technology with enhanced delivery of cosmeceuticals to effectively treat pigmentation.


Alma’s PICO CLEAR offers top-of-the-line technology featuring the shortest pulse duration in the market of 300-350 picoseconds. It also delivers two sequential pulses within a single lasing cycle, instead of one. The result  is a state-of-the-art flexible platform that effectively treats pigmented lesions of all types, while ensuring minimal downtime and zero scarring.

Harmony Lite (REJUVE)

The Alma Beauty Harmony Lite (REJUVE) is a complete skin rejuvenation solution that reignites natural beauty. It’s pigmented lesion treatments are perfect for body and face, including all skin types, and are completely safe for thin and delicate areas.


The SINON II features a Q-switched Ruby laser (QSRL), with an optimal 694nm wavelength and an extraordinarily short pulse width of only 20nsec. This makes it one of the safest and most precise laser treatment solutions available for pigmented lesions on all skin types.

Interested in one of our pigmented lesion treatment machines? Get in touch with our team to see which one is right for you today!

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