Age spots mark the skin’s natural beauty and they can sometimes be really hard to get rid of. In places like Little Rock, age spot removal traditionally centered on the use of topicals, prescription medications, as well as techniques such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. However, the advent of laser technology opened up a whole new world of possibilities, making age spot removal that much easier.
About Age Spots
Age spots are dark skin spots that are found on different areas of the skin. They are often caused by excessive sun exposure, but can also be due to aging. However it is not unheard of to find them in the very young. They are often found on areas exposed to the sun such as the face, hands, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. The spots vary in size, and are generally brown or grayish in color.
Laser Therapy for Age Spots
Removing age spots with laser therapy is the fastest and most intensive approach. There are a number of lasers that are used in Little Rock for age spot removal. These include the Er: Yag, carbon dioxide (CO2), and alexandrite lasers. The choice of laser will depend on your skin type, as well as the depth and extent of the age spots.
Age spots are a sign that there is a high concentration of melanin in that region of the skin. Melanin is the substance that gives skin its color. Lasers emit an intense beam of light which is absorbed by the melanin in the brown spots. This changes and breaks down the pigments, and the excess melanin is eventually passed from the body.
These lasers are able to selectively target and remove the brown spots without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. Laser treatments are fast and effective, and virtually painless. It generally takes 2 to 3 sessions to fade age spots.
After treatment there is likely to be minor swelling, and there will be some redness. Also, the age spots are likely to become darker, but will fade within a few days. Laser therapy will not prevent new age spots from forming; therefore it is important that patients adopt a preventive regimen after getting their age spots treated.
The Pixel 2940 Er: Yag laser is used by the professionals at Sona Med Spa in Little Rock for age spot removal. This laser also stimulates the production of collagen, which is a key component of the skin’s connective tissue. More collagen will also make the skin look tighter.