Pigmented spots as one becomes older are the result of increased UV light irradiation, generally due to extensive sunbathing. Because the skin has an enormous long-term memory.
An excess amount of the pigment melanin which intensifies through additional UV irradiation, is responsible for their development. Abnormal pigmentation is generally harmless, from a medical standpoint. Sometimes they are perceived as "beauty flaws", because they have the effect that UV-damaged skin often looks patchy and rapidly appears old.
In the dermatology consult at Rosenpark Clinic, we will show you several ways in which we can successfully treat abnormal pigmentation. In addition, we perform skin cancer screenings. Patients with chronic skin damage after marked UV exposure which is already considered to be a precursor to nonmelanoma skin cancer can also get indispensable dermatological expertise and medical help here.
At Rosenpark Clinic, we use effective but gentle methods to remove bothersome age spots and other benign pigmented spots in the case of abnormal pigmentation:
No anesthesia is needed for cryotherapy.
The treatments with the IPL flash lamp and laser are mildly painful. They can be performed under local anesthesia using a cream. For more information about your options for a comfortable, pain-free treatment see the anesthesia section.
Dr. Konstantin Feise: "New or changed pigmented spots should be professionally assessed by a dermatologist. Only then can optimal, individual therapy be recommended."