Are you tired age spots or liver spots on your face, neck, or hands? At Milan Laser Aesthetics we have the answer. Our experts will evaluate your age spots and determine the correct laser type for your particular skin type. We offer IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) as well as Candela GentleLase Alexandrite laser to ensure we can treat all age spots. Frequently a combination of the two provides the best results.
Age spots are caused by years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. The discoloration is caused by melanin which is the tanning cell in your skin. Over many years the continual sun damage adds up to irregular melanin amounts in your skin. The damage occurs over many years and eventually becomes an age spot.
Intensed Pulsed Light or IPL uses safe, visible light emitted from the laser making your face look younger by removing age spots and spider veins, reducing diffuse redness and improving overall skin texture. Uneven pigmentation is also reduced. Our clients often remark that IPL treatments seem like a non-surgical facelift. The technology is extremely safe with little side effects. You can return to your regular activities immediately after the procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are age spots?
Age spots are flat, brownish black spots that commonly appear on the skin of individuals as they get older. Age spots, which are also known as sun spots, liver spots, and solar lentigos, are the skin’s natural response to overexposure to the sun. They are benign, meaning they are harmless.
Where are age spots most likely to develop?
Age spots typically appear in areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun, including the face, neck, arms, shoulders, and backs of hands.
Are age spots harmful?
Age spots are not physically harmful, but many people associate them with aging and thus find them undesirable. Strongly pigmented and prevalent age spots may lead to feelings of self-consciousness. Many people seek to reduce the appearance of their age spots.
What can I do to prevent age spots from appearing?
The best way to prevent age spots from forming is to minimize your exposure to the sun, especially around midday. When you do need to be outside, it is important to wear sunscreen and protective clothing, such as long sleeved shirts and hats, to protect your skin.
Can age spots be removed from the skin once they have formed?
Topical creams are not effective at removing brown spots from the skin. Fortunately, several types of laser treatments are very successful at removing age spots from the skin. The effects of laser therapy on age spots tend to be permanent but we recommend minimizing sun exposure going forward to prevent more age spots from forming.
What types of laser treatments are available to treat age spots?
Laser skin rejuvenation is one of the most common laser therapies used to remove age spots. The treatment typically takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Most patients see excellent results after just one treatment. Laser therapy for age spots has become the standard for safety and efficacy in removing age spots from the skin. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Photofacial treatments also reduce the appearance of age spots. This approach typically requires three to five treatments. Frequently this is used as a starting point for clients that have extensive age spots. One of our doctors will help make the decision as to which treatment is right for you during your free consultaion.
Does age spot treatment hurt?
Patients feel a mild discomfort like the snap of a rubber band during the treatment. It is so mild that it is unnecessary to use gel packs or topical numbing creams. We have never had a patient need to quit because it was too painful. Most people tolerate it without any problem.
Which treatment is best for my skin?
The only way to know which treatment will work best on your skin type is to sit down with one of our doctors. After examining your skin and the blemishes you’d like to correct, we can lay out a plan to get rid of those pesky age spots. As always, our consultations are free.