What can the birthmark removal procedure do for me?
Birthmarks are a discolouration of the skin caused by a high density of melanin, the pigmentation that gives skin its colour, or a high concentration of blood vessels. Although they are natural and common as more than 10 in 100 babies have birthmarks, they may be considered cosmetically undesirable or cause personal discomfort, in which case there are ways to safely and effective treat the afflicted area. Common types of birthmarks include cafe-au-lait spots, mongolian spots, salmon patches, hemangiomas, and port wine stains.
Before & After
How does the birthmark removal procedure work?
The 1540 non-ablative fractional laser uses high-precision microbeams to penetrate the skin, heat and remodel the collagen stores to regenerate fresh skin and improve the appearance of the discolouration. Electrocautery removal techniques are utilized if the birthmark is raised to replace the blemish with a less noticeable linear scar. For flat birthmarks, the solution is a procedure using advanced laser techniques with the 1540 and Yag 1064 lasers to gradually break down and fade the discolouration.
The Benefits of MaxG Delivering dual bands of wavelengths to selectively target the absorption peaks of hemoglobin and preferentially heat blood in the presence of melanin, the MaxG offers superior closure of the larger, deeper facial vessels with Dynamic Spectrum Shifting.
The MaxG’s Dynamic Spectrum Shifting increases the concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulse widths to provide more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels.
In comparison to non-optimized pulsed light, the MaxG handpiece offers:
- More energy available across all pulse durations
- Greater peak power to address challenging small vessels
- Higher fluences to address mid-to-large-sized resistant vessels
In cases where the birthmark is raised, electrocautery is a non-laser removal method with high client satisfaction and minimal scarring.
Cynosure Palomar Icon™: The future of aesthetic treatments
Icon™ is the most powerful laser and optimized light aesthetic platform. With innovative technology supported by sophisticated clinical research, Cynosure products are used by aesthetic cosmetic professionals around the globe. That’s why they lead the world in aesthetic laser technologies that enable the treatments you want most.
The system’s patented innovations include:
- Skintel Melanin Reader: A revolutionary device that determines the average melanin density of skin prior to treatment for accurate, safer results.
- Advanced Contact Cooling™: Cooling maintains temperature at 5° Celsius during treatments for enhanced comfort and skin protection.
Does it hurt?
Wondering about any pain involved with a procedure is understandable. Most patients have a comfortable birthmark removal experience and local anaesthesia is available if you believe that you have a lower pain tolerance.