Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Marks at Inverness Dermatology and Laser provide cosmetic dermatological services to patients in Hoover, Birmingham and Chelsea Alabama areas.

How does laser therapy work for sun spots and pigmented lesions?

Almost everyone has a pigmented lesion of some type, whether it’s a freckle that we were born with, or a sun spot that we gained in life. While some of these spots are purely a cosmetic concern, certain moles or “sun spots” can be precancerous or cancerous so medical evaluation is necessary prior to any laser treatment.

Selective absorption of laser light pulses by melanin-containing skin cells causes the targeted cells to scatter and degenerate while significantly decreasing potential damage to surrounding tissue. The body then replaces the treated cells with new healthier cells.

Am I a good candidate for laser treatment of my sun spots/pigmented lesions?

Schedule a consultation with Inverness Dermatology and our doctors will review your health history and talk to you about your laser therapy goals for your sun spots/pigmented lesions.

Can I afford laser therapy for my sun spots/pigmented lesions?

Since laser therapy for sun spots/pigmented lesions can be considered cosmetic, some insurance companies won’t cover the cost. Inverness Dermatology works with many insurance providers to ensure patients get their dermatology needs covered. Check with your insurance provider before coming to Inverness Dermatology to educate yourself on what your plan covers for cosmetic dermatology. Inverness Dermatology also offers a variety of financing options, including CareCredit.

If you are considering laser therapy for your sun spots or pigmented lesions, check out Inverness Dermatology before and after pictures.

If you live in the Hoover, Birmingham, Chelsea, and surrounding Alabama areas, call Inverness Dermatology and Laser today at (205) 995-5575 to schedule an appointment.