The distinct dark color of excess pigmentation in the skin is the ideal target for laser therapy. The top melanin-targeting wavelengths include 532nm, 694nm, 755nm and 1,064nm. Equally important in choosing the best wavelength is choosing the correct device with the appropriate pulse duration and spot sizes for the individual patient and concern. On the following pages, aesthetic laser physicians share how they select the right laser modalities to banish their patients’ unwanted brown spots and benign lesions. The first step is to identify the pigmentation concern you want to address.