Unfortunately as we age, especially if any significant amount of time has been spent in the sun, our skin loses its elasticity and can begin to form age spots. Age spots, also called liver spots or sun spots, are grayish, black or brown spots that vary in size and shape and appear on areas of the skin that are most exposed to the sun: the face, hands, shoulders and arms. True age spots are harmless, but they can resemble cancerous growths. Some age spots can look like warts, which can be frozen off. Age spots tend to accumulate with more sun exposure and can grow if not treated.
There are several highly effective treatments for age spots with laser skin resurfacing and IPL being the most popular. At our state-of-the-art medspa, we offer some of the finest age spot removal Scottsdale has to offer. Some of the following treatments can be used to effectively reduce age spots:
Laser and Light Based Therapies
Lasers and light therapies are a very popular, non-invasive way to easily and effectively reduce age spots and correct unwanted skin pigmentation.
During the procedure, intense light beams are delivered in repeated pulses and absorbed under the skin’s surface, gently breaking up unwanted skin pigmentation and vascular lesions that are associated with sun damage and age spots. When excess pigmentation is removed from skin on the face, chest, arms or hands, the skin is able to reflect light more efficiently, creating a more even-toned skin and youthful appearance.
Heat from the light therapy also assists the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the body’s production of new collagen. The result is a continuing improvement in skin tone and textural appearance in the following months to come. While every patient is unique, typically one would need a series of treatments to thoroughly get rid of unwanted pigmentation and age spots.
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Results and Recovery
Immediately following laser skin rejuvenation or any type of light based therapy, your face may appear slightly red, but this should fade within a few hours and you should begin to see the results within the first 24 hours. Gradually with each session you will see more and more results until the final outcome of a rejuvenated, smoother, more even toned skin is revealed.
As there is very little pain experienced from this non-invasive procedure there is virtually no down time and most patients return to their routine activity immediately.
With many years of experience transforming faces and delivering among the best age spot removal Scottsdale has available, the staff of the Scottsdale Skin Institute looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our caring staff are here to help you answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.