The severity of vascular and pigmented lesions -- benign or malignant -- is something that should be determined by a board-certified dermatologist. These can sometimes be early warning signs for skin cancer.
What Are Vascular Lesions?
Vascular lesions are common abnormalities of the skin, more commonly known as birthmarks. There are three major categories of vascular lesions: Vascular Malformations and Pyogenic Granulomas.
Irregular vascular networks and include port-wine stains, spider angiomas, telengectasias, cherry angiomas, venous lake.
Red lumps that can appear following a trauma to the skin. They contain many blood vessels and will bleed easily if bumped.
What Are Pigmented Lesions?
Pigmented lesions can include freckles, lentigines, seborrhic keratosis, skin tags, nevus mole, and brown spots. These skin spots and growths are caused by melanocyte cells in the skin. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin, the substance that gives color (pigment) to the skin.
Laser/IPL Treatment for Vascular & Pigmented Lesion Removal
At Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group of Boerne
In the case of vascular and pigmented skin lesions, please don't self-diagnose. Dr. Monica McCrary, can determine if your skin lesion is benign or something more serious. Our advanced laser technology is proven to fade pigmentation and improve overall skin tone and texture, restoring the beautiful skin you deserve to help make you feel as confident as ever.
Cibolo Creek Dermatology utilizes the ICON™ cosmetic aesthetic platform for its skin rejuvenation treatments.
Non-ablative skin rejuvenation uses a laser to improve the appearance of lesions by creating heat in the skin without injuring the surface of the skin. The heat generated by the laser promotes collagen production which causes the skin to tighten and look young and healthy.
The ICON system was designed with patient comfort in mind:
- Advanced Contact Cooling – maintains constant 5° temperature during treatments.
- SmoothPulse™ technology avoids energy spikes often used by other lasers to delivertreatment – patient skin stays cooler and more comfortable
Cibolo Creek Dermatology Group offers industry-leading intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser therapies for: