Dark age spots ruining your skin tone? This condition is often called liver spots, age spots, or hyperpigmentation. For many patients, this issue is actually more bothersome than wrinkles. If left untreated, dark spots can actually multiply due to increased sun exposure. Brown spots come about due to the impact of the sun’s rays and ultraviolet radiation. Constant exposure to ultraviolet radiation as we age leads to signs of sun damage. Sometimes the dark spots are caused by a condition called melasma,
In general, topical skin creams do very little to fade skin discoloration. Skin ointments may lighten the skin slightly, but the results will not be as substantial. The most effective age spot removal treatment is by professional ipl. This method for age spot treatment will give your skin a refreshed look and show substantial improvement in pigmented age spots. Laser treatment can completely eliminate a dark age spot with just one treatment whereas photo facials will require multiple treatments. This method for age spot treatment will give your skin a refreshed look and show substantial improvement in pigmented age spots. Laser treatment has proven more effective than the popular photo facial treatment. Laser treatment can completely eliminate a dark age spot in just one session whereas photo facials typically require multiple treatments. The laser has a specific wavelength of light that attacks the melanin (brown pigment) in the skin, breaking them apart. Eventually, the treated area of skin will peel off leaving a renewed layer of skin.
Many patients are concerned about possible pain or discomfort during spot treatment. Your dermatologist can apply a numbing agent to the skin approximately 30 minutes prior to the treatment. This will ensure that there is absolutely no pain in the area when the laser is used. Makeup can be used to cover the treated area as early as two days following the treatment. Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure following laser treatment, and to wear sunscreen daily. This will prevent the dark spots from returning. With laser treatment, you can enjoy much clearer skin, free of unsightly age spots, in a relatively short period of time.
At Miami Vein Center our Dr. Susan Fox is here to serve you better spot removal treatment. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with us, contact us today!