Sun Spots and Age Spot Treatment
What is Laser Spot Removal?
Laser Sun Spot Removal gives precise control as the laser procedure gently removes the spots to reveal smooth, fresher-looking skin. The laser's energy is delivered in pulses via a hand piece held very close to the skin. As the laser pulses, you may feel a slight sting. If needed, a local anesthesia can be applied to the treatment area. Spots are removed in a precise, rapid fashion achieving excellent results by targeting the darker melanin spots and causing them to burn or crust off. As they dry out they will normally just flake off on their own.
How will I feel after my laser treatments?
Following laser treatment, there may be a little discoloration. After several days a crust will form and fall off within 7-14 days. Occasionally some discoloration may persist for several months.
Do laser treatments for spot removal hurt?
Most patients describe the sensation to feel like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the laser pulses are delivered through the hand piece. Some patients request a topical anesthesia for added comfort. Following treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically only one or two treatments are all that is necessary. Occasionally darker, larger spots may require additional treatment to obtain optimal results.
How long do treatments take?
Depending on the number, size, and location of the lesions, treatments usually take only a few minutes. Doing entire areas like arms, backs, legs can take much longer.
Will the spots return after treatment?
Not usually. However, new spots may appear over time, but these too can be removed. Optimal results can be maintained only if you apply sunscreen on the treated area and avoid future sun exposure.
Are these treatments safe?
Yes. Lasers and advanced light systems have been used safely on millions of patients of all ages worldwide. These systems treat only the targeted lesions (spots), leaving the surrounding tissue intact. There are many benefits to laser sun spot removal including minimal pain, less bruising and swelling and once removed the lesions rarely return. The risk of scarring or discoloration is minimal and most always fades with your natural skin tone in just a couple months. Makeup can be applied over the pinkish new skin until it blends.
Before and After Photos
Sun Spot Removal
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