How The treatment Works
Were you exposed to alot of sun when you were younger? For many of us, we weren’t worried about future sun damage…we just wanted that bronze glow from the sun on our skin. Unfortunately, over many decades even, that sun exposure catches up to you and freckles and sun spots start to become visible. Or, for some people, hormonal changes from pregnancy or medications can cause Melasma patches.
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa we offer several different solutions for restoring a clear complexion: laser, peels or a specialized mask specifically designed for Melasma/Sun damaged skin.
Most other skin discoloration it is often caused by years of over-exposure to sunlight, tanning lights or hormonal issues. These discolorations are often referred to as age spots, sun spots, freckles, or liver spots. We can spot treat individual brown spots, or for a more even complexion a full face IPL treatment is recommended.
What treatments are available for sun damaged skin?
Oftentime sunspots or age spots are most visible on the face, chest, hands, arms and shoulders.
Cosmetic Laser Solutions will determine which device and treatment plan is the best for your particular sun damaged skin condition. Options to remove sun damage include:
- Laser individual spots
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Micro Peel
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments
- Lightening creams
For Melasma, this unique Electrode Infusion Mask is a take home mask designed to Repair Discolored Skin from Melasma over a 30 day period.
We often combine laser technology with lightening creams to prevent new hyperpigmention from forming as well as to reduce existing dark spots. Currently, we offer Cysteamine as a lightening agent. Unlike hydroquinone, there are no known issues with continued use over a long period of time, or for using over the summer months. Please reach out to us in your interested in purchasing Cysteamine.
These days, there’s no reason to have brown sun spots that age your look. Restoring your skin to an even skin tone will give you a much more youthful appearance.
How the Treatment Works
Laser treatments provide the best results for removing brown spots, freckles, sun damage, age spots, discoloration, and other hyper-pigmentation issues.
Each individual spot is treated with a laser beam that breaks up the pigmentation. A light crusting/scabbing will form over the next 2-3 days. This typically sloughs off over the next 4-7 days leaving you with fresh new skin. Light spots are typically removed in a single treatment. Darker spots will lighten up but may require another treatment to eliminate. Each brown spot responds differently.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are no restrictions for the microcurrent mask. The microcurrent patch is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. Individuals with especially sensitive skin may experience a slight redness where the neck patch is placed on skin. This is safe and normal and typically goes away within a couple of minutes of removing the mask.
An initial in office 1 hour treatment initiates the treatment plan. You will continue 6-8 at home sessions twice a week with the reusable mask for the next month to maximize results and achieve your desired aesthetic goal.
Generally it can take 1-3 sessions to remove dark spots. As most people have a combination of light and darker spots, the darker spots may have to be lasered more than once to remove.
Most people describe it as a thin rubber band snapping on your skin. The good news is that is is not a long process. No anesthesia is needed. After treatment, the area will feel like a mild sunburn.
The area treated will form a dark mild crusting over the next few days. Continued application of our intensive recovery cream is recommend for faster healing.
The age spot will be removed with laser but re-exposure to the sun in the area can reactivate discoloration.
Most often an antibacterial ointment will be applied to the area immediately after the treatment. Gentle cleansing prior to bed is recommended and reapplication of Bacitracin or Aquaphor should be applied. The area should be kept clean and you should continue to apply the ointment until the crusting has sloughed off.
We offer an intensive healing ointment which will help you heal faster if you like.