Pigmented lesions


Note that the explanatory text below will NOT replace a dermatological consultation. This will be covered by health insurance because before any treatment of a pigmented lesion, a precise dermatological diagnosis is required.



The purpose of using laser light is to selectively and specifically destroy the melanin pigment present either at the base of the epidermis or in the dermis, but most often in both.


Using a specific wavelength that will be exclusively absorbed by melanin, a brown pigment, accumulated into the skin Thanks to a very short impact time (between a thousandth and a billionth of a second) the light beam is very specific for this excess melanin. It will destroy it practically without creating damage.


Mainly, the so-called solar lentigos, commonly called age spots, located mainly on the back of the hands and on the face, sometimes on the upper chest, because the pigmentation is superficial. Their origin is the mixture of age associated with sun exposure (a repeated outdoor activity, gardening, walking for example are enough!).

Other indications as the hyperpigmentation of other etiologies (Becker Nevus, Ota, cafe-au-lait tasks, postinflammatory Other indications such as hyperpigmentation of other aetiologies (nevus of Becker, Ota, café-au-lait spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation etc.) can also be treated. These rarer indications have to be discussed in particular. Note that melasma (or chloasma) is also a benign pigmentation but requiring a different treatment.


The procedure is performed in the medical office, without any anaesthesia. The pain felt is roughly comparable to that of drops of oil from the frying pan when cooking a steak.


The dark spots will become darker for one to two weeks. Be careful not to tear off the crusts, if there are any, but to let them drop off on their own. Powder or foundation makeup is possible in the hours following the session. The showering is authorized but not the bath nor the sauna nor the swimming pool. Do not exercise strenuously for 24 hours after the session. Once the scabs have spontaneously disappeared, you will find that the pigment is still visible. This is perfectly normal as it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the pigment to be removed.

To be absolutely Avoid !

Strictly avoid any sun exposure in any form (natural or UV in a cabin) at least two weeks before and up to two months after the laser treatment. Always apply a full screen (e.g. Anthelios 50+ Extreme Fluid or Spray by Roche Posay) if you must have an outdoor activity, in summer as well as in winter. Avoid tearing off the small crusts that form after the session.

Avoid (or in any case notify us absolutely) any use of substances that sensitize the skin to light (photosensitizers) such as certain antibiotics or antidepressants and especially a plant called Milpertuis (in Latin Hypericum) frequently found in so-called “natural” preparations.

Kindly note These treatments are exclusively for aesthetic purposes. No health insurance will accept coverage. To know more about the prices, click here.