Pigment Removal

Pigment Removal

This laser treatment lifts and removes pigment such as sun damage, age spots, and freckles. The treated pigment turns darker directly after treatment and flakes off over 7 days. One to two treatments are needed.

Having a clear complexion free of lesions is no longer a far-out concept. In the past, the appearance of hyperpigmentation was often addressed through the use of topical creams. Even today, the common practice is to buy an over-the-counter cream whenever one notices the appearance of a blemish or other skin imperfection. At Renew MedSpa, our team is happy to provide an effective alternative in the form of our laser pigmented lesion removal service. Our Eagan center was made to cater to individual needs and deliver treatment in a comfortable environment. We do everything possible to live up to this promise and welcome you to visit us and experience the best treatment for skin discoloration firsthand.

What is a pigmented lesion?

A pigmented lesion is caused by an abnormal production of melanin, which results in the appearance of dark spots on the skin’s surface. There are many different types of lesions, from sun spots to age spots and everything in between. The one thing they have in common is our ability to remove them through the use of our laser technology, which targets specific areas of your skin where discoloration is present. Through precision targeting, we are able to ease hyperpigmentation and facilitate both the short and long-term improvement of your complexion.

What does this procedure address?

The Pigmented Lesion Removal service is perfect for treating:

  • Sun spots (Lentigines) — Small tan or brown lesions that are located on the skin’s surface, usually caused by excessive sun exposure.
  • Hyperpigmentation — A common skin condition that affects people of all skin types and presents as patches of darker skin than the normal surrounding skin.
  • Freckles — Small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure.
  • Epidermal melasma — Darker patches of skin that gradually develop on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip. It is more common in women and associated with pregnancy and medication containing hormones. Melasma is divided into three types: epidermal, dermal, and mixed melasma. Epidermal melasma is the most superficial with an increase in the skin pigment (melanin) in the top layer of skin (epidermis).
  • Café au lait —Typically light tan to pale brown patches that are seen at birth or soon after.

What is a treatment like?

Using our GentleMax Pro laser system, we hover the laser head over the area being treated and you will feel a warm sensation as we deliver laser pulses. During the procedure, you may hear a “snapping” sound and feel some tingling. It is not uncommon to see a “frosting” of the lesion during the process. Lesions typically darken within 5-10 minutes after the treatment and may remain so until they form a micro-crust. Afterward, they will be shed by your body and leave you with softer, cleaner-looking skin.

Am I a candidate for this procedure?

Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 are candidates for the pigmented lesion removal treatment. Those who are pregnant, have cancer, or are on Accutane and/or photosensitive medications are not eligible for treatment. If you have had cancer in the past, you must be at least one-year cancer-free to be eligible for this treatment. During your consultation, it is important that you provide us with information on your past medical history and any medications taken before we determine if you can be a candidate for pigmented lesion removal.

What Results Can I Expect From Treatment?

Results can be seen after just one treatment following your visit. Sometimes more than one treatment is needed to achieve desired results. Some factors that could trigger a recurrence of pigmented lesions are hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, medications, menopause, and sun exposure. Possible side effects of this treatment include discomfort after the procedure such a sunburn feeling, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection, and lesion recurrence.

Is post-treatment care required?

To help improve the appearance of your skin after treatment and facilitate the recovery process, you can apply Aquaphor, bacitracin, or Vaseline ointment. Doing so can help keep the treated area(s) moist until the lesion crusts fall off. The skin underneath will be pink after this occurs and then gradually return to your normal skin color over time. It is important that you avoid direct and indirect sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after the laser treatment. Use sunblock of at least SPF 30 on the treated area daily. Sun exposure may contribute to hyperpigmentation in the treated area.


  • Small area: $200
  • Medium area: $300
  • Large area: $500

Small Areas

Up to 3 isolated spots in any area

Medium Areas

All pigment in the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Legs (half)
  • Neck & Shoulders
  • Shoulders
  • Stomach
  • Underarms

Large Areas

All pigment in the following areas:

  • Back Neck & Shoulders
  • Chest & Stomach
  • Legs (full)  

Before and After Photos

Pigmented Lesion Removal in Eagan, MN

At Renew MedSpa, we aim to provide you with the best possible skin care treatments and products. If you are struggling with the appearance of lesions, sun spots, age spots, or other signs of hyperpigmentation, we can help! Get in touch with our team at Renew MedSpa, and see what our treatment options can do for you. To make an appointment, please call, text, or complete the online form.