Removal of hyperpigmentation and keratosis



Hyperpigmentation (MARKS)


Hyperpigmentation is a skin change caused by excessive production of melanin pigment in certain areas of the skin.



The two types are melasma (chloasma) and solar lentigo.


Melasma is a hyperpigmentation confined mainly to the face. It can be triggered by pregnancy, menopause, increased influence of estrogen, liver disease.

Lentigo Solaris is characterized by the appearance of limited hyperpigmentation of the skin exposed to the sun. The changes occur due to chronic exposure to UV rays, usually on the face, hands and forearms.




Keratosis (SOLARIS keratosis, actinic keratosis)


Keratoses are common skin changes in elder people resulting from the chronic effects of UV rays. They are usually multiple and arranged in the area of ​​the face, chest, back and abdomen. In the beginning they are usually round, oval changes, rough to the touch, with yellowish-brownish color. Over time, they turn into crusty, darker changes, measuring from a few millimeters to a few centimeters in size. Preferably, they should be removed while smaller because they have a tendency to spread.


Both skin changes are successfully removed by erbium surgical laser. The procedure is quick and painless. In the place of intervention a discrete scabs are formed, lasting for several days. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat intervention after a few weeks in order to achieve better results.