What Are Benign Vascular and Pigmented Lesions?
Benign vascular lesions are red in color and are caused by an abnormal clustering of blood vessels. Pigmented lesions (nevi) are clusters of melanin in the skin and are brown in color. While some lesions may fade out on their own, others become more pronounced over time. Cosmetic flaws or lesions may have many causes, including heredity, medication, pregnancy, or environmental factors.
A huge range of lesion types can be safely and effectively treated with AFT pulsed light, including vascular lesions like telangiectasias (small dilated blood vessels like spider veins), hemangioma (raised, red cluster of blood vessel growth on the skin’s surface), erythema (redness of the skin caused by an increase of blood flow to certain capillaries), rosacea (redness, bumps), and poikiloderma (characterized by red-colored pigment).
Treatment is also effective for benign pigmented lesions like lentigos (small pigmented spots), seborrheic keratosis (slightly elevated, pigmented growth resembling a wart, though not having viral origin), freckles, and dyschromia (alteration in skin color).
The treatment plan will depend upon the type and characteristics of the lesion. Most lesions can be treated within half an hour. For best results, repeated treatments are required.