Age spots are flat brown, gray, black or “dark” spots on the skin. The spots are a result from over sun exposure. Dark spots are also called “liver spots, lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots.”
Your doctor can prescribe a topical cream to fade the age spot. These creams include:
- Hydroquinone (A Bleaching Cream)
- Mild steroids
- Retinoids, such as Tretinoin (An Acne Cream)
Prescription topical creams have a very strong effect on the skin and its side effects can include: burning, dryness, itching, or redness. The side effects are temporary.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL is a great treatment to target dark spots. IPL uses multiple wavelengths to treat brown pigmentation and age spots. Common areas include hands, neck, chest, and face.
IPL targets melanin-making cells without harming the surface of the skin. Multiple treatments are required for optimal results.
The area being treated can not be tan the day of treatment. It is also imperative to protect your skin from the sun after treatment. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen daily with a SPF minimum of 30. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer for a week and then resume your normal skin care routine. This will help reduce additional sun damage.
The best candidates for IPL are those who have not been exposed to UV light (within 7-14 weeks), who are not on medications, who are not using retinol cream, not pregnant, or having severe acne.
PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation
PicoSure’s advanced technology uses intense photothermal impact to treat pigmentary conditions without damaging the skin’s surface. It is the gold standard for skin rejuvenation and for pigmentation problems. The laser delivers ultra short (trillionths of a second) pulses to the skin to stimulate elastin and collagen production. It also uses the pressure wave technology to break up the pigmentation into tiny grains of sand.
This revolutionary technology achieves exceptional results without downtime or damage to the skin’s surface.
Triple Treatment in 1 Appointment
The Triple Treatment is a great treatment that delivers dramatic improvement after one session. This treatment brightens skin, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, removes unwanted pigment, addresses facial veins and reduces redness.
It is a comprehensive treatment without the 1-2 weeks of downtime needed for a CO2 treatment.
The Triple Treatment in 1 Appointment’s fractional laser heats up the targeted tissue without destroying it. This stimulates your body’s collagen production to fill in unwanted skin imperfections such as fine lines or wrinkles.
The laser works to reduce wrinkles, skin irregularities, brown spots, acne scars, enlarged pores, and other blemishes. Added benefits include minimal downtime because the laser targets below the surface.
Want to see if you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing? We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation. Call us to schedule your consultation at 949-704-5071.