Removing Tattoos, Freckles & Birthmarks
Skin discoloration whether in the form of spots (freckles) or patches (birthmarks) is a common problem with a wide array of potential causes which require different approaches in treatment. Melalase is a program that utilizes a 755nm laser system which has the specific wavelength used in treating dark pigmentation because it does not damage the area surrounding the target.
Additionally, Melalase also removes tattoos. Treatment frequency depends on the type of tattoo color and the application technique used.
Although dark spots or hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem, most people are only familiar with moles and freckles. When treating dark spots, it is important that our dermatologists keep patients informed since similar symptoms can be confusing. Freckles, age spots, and birthmarks may appear comparable but individually require different procedures.
Prevalent in people with a lighter complexion, age spots are flat brown or black spots on the skin occurring in sun-exposed areas. Generally, they appear around the cheekbones and nose but can spread all over the face as well as the arms, neck, and chest. While they are easy to treat, they are equally easy to recur due to excessive sun exposure which triggers hyperpigmentation.
Nevi (nevus of ota & nevus of hori)
Found in 20-30% of the Asian population, nevi are different from age spots in that they are bluish, grayish or brownish in color and appear in patches instead of small spots, found along the cheekbones, nose and temples. While nevus of Hori only occurs in the aforementioned areas, nevus of Ota can additionally occur inside the eye and in oral cavity, particularly the hard palate.
While nevi can be both acquired and hereditary, the definite cause is still undetermined.
*Melalase Program is only available at Porkasem Clinic: Siam Square (opposite of Siam Discovery)