Age Spots/Sun Spots
Age spots/sun spots are collections of melanin which have accumulated on the top layer of the skin. These pigmentation changes are commonly seen on sun-exposed skin and tend to start appearing when middle-aged. They can be upsetting cosmetically.
Photorejuvenation / IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for Age Spots/Sun Spots
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, also known as photorejuvenation, is an innovative, non-invasive rejuvenation technique which involves high intensity pulsations of light (not lasers) passing through the skin. It is non-ablative, meaning no skin is removed. Its benefits include, smoother, more revitalized skin, improved texture and a reduction in pore size.
This breakthrough treatment involves directing energy to the treatment area. The energy is delivered to both superficial and deep layers of the skin, sparing the epidermis (top layer).
The result is an exfoliation of damaged skin coupled with the stimulation of collagen production on the skin's surface.
The treatment can be used effectively on the face, neck, chest and hands.
It does not contain harmful UV light and is a very safe, effective and established treatment for a number of benign skin conditions.
For Smoother, Healthier, More Vibrant Skin
A MicroLaserPeel™, also named "the weekend peel," is stronger than microdermabrasion but less aggressive than laser skin resurfacing. It is a gentle, laser-assisted skin peel is; a revolutionary facial rejuvenation treatment requiring only a few days of healing time.
This superficial skin peeling procedure is individually customized to each patient and can be carried out on the face, neck, hands and chest.
Benefits, noticed within a few days following the procedure as skin peeling will occur, are:
- Appearance of smoother skin
- Healthier looking skin
- Radiant looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Improved elasticity
- Reduction in the appearance of fine to moderate lines
- Reduction in blotchy skin coloring
- Reduction in hyperpigmentation
Skincare Regime for Sun Spots/Age Spots
There is an array of over the counter and prescription creams, ointments, and medications available for the treatment of age spots/sun spots. Following a consultation, a skin care regime will be recommended by the physician, possibly in conjunction with one or more treatments. A skincare regime should be looked upon as a long-term commitment made by the individual and not a single treatment or therapy.
The first step, however, is to become vigilant about prevention. If it has not been daily protocol up until now, make it so. Protect yourself from the invisible yet intense rays of the sun. This is firstly and more importantly a health benefit (as you help to protect yourself against noncancerous and cancerous skin tumors) and secondly an aesthetic benefit as helps to prevent damage to the skin.
Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 15 and pay attention to how often it needs to be re-applied if you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Be diligent about covering exposed areas.