Age Spot Removal
Laser Therapy removes age spots
Laser treatment can be used for a wide variety of skin conditions including: sunspots, liver spots, brown spots on the skin and even age spots! Laser therapy is often the preferred treatment for many of these pigmented lesions, depending on special circumstances. The lasers work by emitting specialized beams of light that are passed through the skin, being absorbed by the pigmented skin cells. This laser emission breaks up the pigments in your skin and results in clear, smooth skin free from these pigmentations.
Frequently Asked Questions for Age Spot Removal:
Does age spot removal by laser treatment hurt?
The laser treatment is typically described as a snapping of rubber bands against the skin during the procedure. The pain is very minimal to nonexistent directly following the treatment.
How many treatments are needed to remove my age spots?
The average treatment usually consists of one, two or more sessions to completely diminish the appearance of age spots. This will be dependent upon the number of age spots and their location on the body. Darker and larger age spots will occasionally require additional sessions in order to achieve desired results.
How long do individual treatment sessions last?
The laser treatment sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number, size and location of the age spots being treated during one session.
Will the age spots return after the treatment sessions?
Typically, laser removal of age spots will be permanent. However, some spots can reappear with increased sun exposure over time. Those spots are the formation of new spots resulting from previous age spots however are NOT to be noted as the same ones that were removed with laser treatment. It is recommended to carefully apply sunscreen on the treated areas and to minimize further sun exposure.
Are laser treatments for age spot removal safe?
Laser treatments are definitely safe! These advanced light system and laser treatment techniques have been safely treating millions of patients among all ages worldwide. The systems are targeted to treat only the pigmented lesions which ensures all surrounding tissues remain intact. Laser treatments offer many benefits including: minimal to no pain associated with the procedure, no need for needles or injections, minimal swelling and bruising afterwards, and little risk for scarring and discoloration.
What are the after effects of laser treatment?
Immediately following laser treatment for age spots, you may experience slight discoloration of the affected and treated area. Several days later, a crust will form over the area and fall off within 7 to 14 days. In some instances, discoloration may last for up to several months.
Contact Dr. Balshi Dermatologist in Delray Beach Fl, about Laser Treatment for Age Spot Removal 561-272-6000.