The ability of the KTP wavelength (532 nm) to treat pigmented lesions is unique among short wavelengths and are a key component of any aesthetics practice.
Excess sun exposure contributes to a number of cosmetic problems, but none more than pigmented lesions. From solar lentigenes to general dyscromia, the most common sign of damaged or aged skin is poor skin tone. When the appropriate laser wavelengths are used, pigmented lesion removal is very popular as outcomes are very distinct. Lesions grey immediately and will flake off after 7-10 days. The ability to precisely target individual lesions prior to global treatments will enahnce overall outcomes.
- 20% of light-skinned individuals under 35 and 90% of light-skinned individuals over 60 have solar lentigos.
- Solar lentigenes are most common among light-skinned individuals. The higher pigment density seen in darker skin types offers greater natural protection.
Clearance may be achieved with nuance selection of power, pulse width and spot size.
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