Pigmented lesions are remarkably common and the overwhelming majority are benign. It is widely recognized in the medical community that Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tools for effectively removing benign pigmented lesions. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that are selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments in a lesion.

Scientific & Clinical Research Library

High Fluence, High Beam Quality Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser with Optoflex Delivery System for Treating Benign Pigmented Lesions and Tattoos. Cencic B, Lukac M, Marincek M, Vizintin Z. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. Read Full Text.

Treatment of Nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin type VI with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser.
Landau JM, Vergilis-Kalner I, Goldberg LH, Geronemus RG, Friedman PM. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):65-7. Read Abstract.

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Therapy of Acquired Bilateral Nevus of Ota-like Macules.
Lee WJ, Han SS, et al. Ann Dermatol. 2009 August; 21(3): 255–260. Read Full Text.

Laser treatment for pigmented lesions: a review.
Jones CE, Nouri K. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2006(5):9–13. Read Full Text.

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