We offer non-surgical laser treatments at Boston Common Skin Center for lentigo or lentigines, using Cutera XEO technology to remove blemishes and vascular lesions.
Lentigo might sound like some sort of super villain you might see in a comic book, but it’s a real skin condition that many people live with. Boston Common Skin Center is here to offer non-surgical alternatives to our patients who wish to explore skin rejuvenation without spending a moment under the knife.
First, What is a Lentigo?
A lentigo is a tiny pigmented blemish on the skin (often looks like a spot or pinpoint) with a clearly defined edge. Lentigines are generally surrounded by skin that appears normal. Lentigines are benign (harmless), but should be examined by a trained physician.
So who can be affected by lentigines?
Lentigines can affect both male and female patients of all ages and races. However, solar lentigines are especially prevalent in patients with fair skin. Lentigines are also associated with syndromes, most of which will be present at birth or arise over the course of childhood.
Other Lentigo Causes:
- Ultraviolet radiation
- Sun damage (including sunburn)
- Childhood sunburn
- Indoor tanning / exposure to artificial radiation sources
- Phototherapy (especially photochemotherapy)
- Gene mutation
- Fair skin
- Age and condition of the immune system
- Genetic factors (heredity)
Cutera XEO Laser Technology for Treatment of Lentigines
The Cutera XEO is the first all-inclusive skin rejuvenation work station. This exciting technology has the versatility and customizable settings to meet the needs of our diverse community of patients. This laser treatment happens to also be one of the most popular cosmetic lasers used today.
Boston Common Skin Center is able to perform over 20 aesthetic enhancement procedures, including the treatment of unwanted lentigines. XEO combines 3 laser + light technologies and 7 multi-functional handpieces.
We can treat a variety of skin conditions and vascular lesions under one roof. Call Boston Common Skin Center today to schedule your initial consultation and we’ll get started on the new you.