Almost everyone has some sort of blemish on their face. These blemishes are usually benign, and therefore removal of these blemishes is carried out for mostly for cosmetic purposes.
Common blemish removal methods include lasers, electrocautery or cryotherapy. Pigment lasers are used to treat pigmented blemishes whereas vascular lasers are useful for red blemishes. For non-colored or raised blemishes, carbon dioxide lasers or electrocautery can be used to ablate the lesions.
Blemishes respond differently to the various skin treatment according to their type. For example seborrhoeic keratoses can in most cases be removed in one skin treatment session by a carbon dioxide laser, and rarely recur; whereas syringomas are well-known to re-appear after any type of treatment.
- Brown blemishes
- Sun-spots (lentigo simplex)
- Freckles (lengtigines)
- Red blemishes
- Acne marks
- Broken veins (telengiectasias)
- Angiomas ("blood blisters")
- Non-colored / raised blemishes
- Seborrhoeic keratoses
- Plane warts
- Sebaceous hyperplasia