Benign Pigmented Lesions

Benign Pigmented Lesions

What it is?

A benign skin lesion is a non-cancerous skin lesion. There is a huge amount of dermatologic conditions which are easily misdiagnosed, it is essential to ensure any lesions are properly checked by an experienced medical practitioner, preferably a dermatologist. The accurate diagnosis of any skin lesions can be made by histologic examination of a skin biopsy. However, clinicians must gain the clinical acumen to correctly identify common benign skin lesions and to distinguish those skin conditions that do need a biopsy and possible further treatment. If the clinician is in doubt of the category of the lesion a biopsy could be taken for a conclusive diagnosis. 


The majority of skin lesions are benign, but when a new lesion or mark appears on our skin it can be difficult to tell what’s benign from what’s malignant. If you have any suspicions about a mark, mole or lesion, you should get it checked out by a doctor immediately. However, it’s good to be aware of the most common benign skin lesions so you can feel more secure and in control of your health when something arises. Dermatosis paulosa nigra is a condition that occurs mainly in darker skin types and usually starts to form in adolescence. The lesions are small, darkly pigmented papules that are harmless and generally don’t require treatment.  

Common characteristics:

  • Lesions occur mainly on cheeks and foreheads.
  • Often occur in multiples
  • Are smooth surfaced
  • Occur with greater frequency in old age             

Stucco keratosis is another harmless skin condition distinguished by:

  • Small, white-grey papules
  • Usually found on the ankles or feet
  • More common in men
  • More common in fair-skinned individuals

Dermatofibroma is a benign skin tumor that appears as a firm, round, brownish to red-purple growth usually found on the legs. Common characteristics:

  • Feels like a hard lump under the skin
  • When squeezed, it dimples since the lesion is tethered to lower layers of the epidermis.
  • Starts red, later changing to brown later
  • It is dome-shaped.
  • It commonly has a darker peripheral rim.
  • It is often a result of prior injury.   

Solar lentigos, also known as “sun spots” or “age spots,” are marks on the skin from sun damage that are not cancerous. Although no treatment is required, patients are often at an increased risk for skin cancer and need to exercise precaution. Sebaceous hyperplasia is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous gland on the skin are enlarged. 

Common characteristics:

  • Small, flesh-colored to yellow papules
  • A central indent
  • They often occur on the forehead and central face.
  • They can often resemble basal cell carcinoma.
  • They seldom bleed or crust
  • Removal is not necessary, unless for cosmetic reasons
  • Epidermal inclusion cyst (EIC)

An epidermal inclusion cyst is a common skin cyst sometimes called a “sebaceous cyst,” even though they arise from hair follicles, not oil glands. The cysts contain a foul-smelling, cheese-like substance formed from degenerating keratinocytes. They can become red and aggravated if the substance enters the dermis, an occurrence that is often mistaken for an infection. Asymptomatic cysts don’t require treatment. Excision can be used to remove a cyst, if desired. Milia or tiny epidermoid cysts is a condition where small 1-2 mm white to yellow papules occur underneath the surface of the skin. 

Common characteristics:

  • Can occur in all ages
  • Can be extracted without scarring
  • They are fixed and long-lasting.
  • Often occur on the cheeks, eyelids, forehead and genitalia


Sun exposure, pigmented skin.


Motus AX (hair removal)(benign pigmented lesions)
About treatment
The new laser DEKA Motus AX allows our experienced doctors at Renew Skin & Health Clinic to perform effective laser hair removal treatments for any type of skin, offering each patient the same superior cosmetic results.

The DEKA Motus Ax laser hair removal treatment is revolutionary and unique because it combines the amazing Alexandrite 755 nm laser sources with the Moveo technology, for maximum efficiency and complete safety, even for darker skin types (including type IV and V).

This compact, portable system allows for up to 10 handpieces which can reach any part of the body being 100% efficient from all points of view. With its accurate action, even at low power, the DEKA Motus AX laser hair removal treatment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic will ensure excellent cosmetic results with absolutely no side effects. Its efficiency can be easily proven by its ability to treat about 100 cm2 in under 25 seconds, so you can imagine how fast such a laser hair removal session is.

You will be invited to Renew Skin & Health Clinic to undergo a specialized consultation during which we will determine if you are an ideal candidate for the DEKA Motus AX laser hair removal treatment, but given its high versatility, almost anybody can benefit from its advantages.

Simply schedule an appointment at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office and our clinic lead, Dr Jha will provide you with all the details about this amazing DEKA Motus AX laser hair removal treatment. This laser hair removal treatment is quick, painless, causes no side effects (no burns and no skin discolouration) and it is beneficial and effective on all skin types.

Dermatological surgery (SmartXide DOT®)
About treatment
Fractional laser therapy is a breakthrough therapy for facial rejuvenation. Cosmetic imperfections appear on our skin in the form of wrinkles, scars, brown spots, and red spots.

Fractional lasers employ a unique technology in which a laser makes small microscopic holes in the skin. This is in contrast to older techniques of complete resurfacing, in which the entire skin surface is removed using a laser or chemical peel, resulting in significant downtime and discomfort.

With fractional resurfacing, only a small percentage of the skin (15-40%) is actually treated, allowing for rapid recovery. Fractional laser therapy is an effective, low-downtime procedure which results in smoother, more even toned, youthful skin. The SmartXide DOT technology allows Dr. Walter to provide a superficial treatment or a deeper treatment to accommodate each patient’s needs and lifestyles.

Fractional carbon dioxide lasers can also be very effective for the treatment of surgical, burn, or acne scarring. By placing microscopic holes in the skin, fractional lasers stimulate collagen remodeling and improve the appearance of scars. Treatment can also soften firm or contracted scars.


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