Some sun exposure is good for your skin, but too much of it can alter the tone and texture, and also result in uneven pigmentation. If you are accustomed to spending endless hours in the sun, then it’s likely that you have some age spots to show for it.Laser treatments are the best remedy for age spots, and it only takes one or two sessions to clear and brighten the skin.
What causes age spots?
Age spots occur when the body produces too much melanin, which is the substance that gives skin color. Age spots are typically brown or black in color, and usually show up on those areas of the body that tend to get a lot of sun exposure. This includes the face, legs, arms and back of the hands.
Laser Treatment for age spots
There are several laser treatments available for age spots, but fractional lasers are among the most successful. At the Sona Med Spa in Memphis and Little Rock, the advanced Pixel 2940 Er: Yag laser is used for treating age spots. The Pixel 2940 targets damaged skin, while leaving the surrounding skin intact. This helps to speed up the healing process, and reduce recovery time.
How the Pixel 2940 Er: Yag works
The laser emits thousands of microscopic pixel-sized columns that penetrate the skin, and create very tiny injury points. Treatment is confined to only a portion of the skin and so downtime is minimal. Using the Pixel 2940 laser also provides additional benefits, as it stimulates collagen, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
After laser treatment
Skin will be noticeably clearer after treatment, and skin tone will be more consistent. In addition, laser treatments for age spots also shrink pores to improve skin texture.