Spotlight Sun & Age Spot
Pigmented Lesion Removal
Before Treatment Preparation.
Wash thoroughly. Shave the treatment area. Do not apply moisturizers, makeup, etc. containing alpha hydroxy acid. It is best to refrain from using topicals containing Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxy Acid, Retinol and Salicylic Acid three days prior to your treatment sessions. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or greater two weeks prior. (tanned and darker skin may result in more time between treatments.
Sun Spots Q & A
What are Sun Spots?
Sun Spots are spots on your skin characterized by brown pigment that stands out from your surrounding skin. Unlike skin cancer, they aren’t dangerous. It’s important to differentiate between Sun Spots and skin cancer. If the dark spot isn’t raised from your skin, has a smooth border, is symmetrical, and doesn’t change over time, it’s probably a sunspot. That said, if you aren’t sure, talk to your doctor because skin cancer is usually easily treated when it’s caught early.
Sun Spots are also called liver spots, age spots, and pigmented lesions. However you refer to them, they ruin the clarity and evenness of your skin. And that’s why Lifestyle Laser offers treatment for sunspots.
How do I get rid of Sun Spots?
At Lifestyle Laser, the dedicated, highly trained, certified, team uses the Astanza Trinity laser to get rid of Sun Spots. This laser allows them to change the wavelength of light energy so that it targets the specific pigment that makes up your sunspots. As the laser energy is drawn into your sunspots, it leaves your surrounding skin unaffected.
The Sun Spots absorbs the targeted laser energy. As it draws in more and more of that energy, it starts to break down. Eventually, the pigment is broken into pieces that are small enough for your body to naturally remove them. As your body flushes the fragmented pigment, you get clearer skin.
This Sun Spots treatment is effective anywhere on your body. Lifestyle Laser uses it to clear sunspots from a number of different body areas, including the:
What should I expect during treatment for Sun Spots?
The laser-based treatments at Lifestyle Laser are designed with your comfort in mind. Most patients experience only mild sensations during treatment for Sun Spots. And these treatments usually take just a few minutes.
After your treatment, a scab may form at the treated area. Don’t pick it; let the area heal naturally.
If one session doesn’t fully clear your age spots, Lifestyle Laser offers successive treatments to help you reach your skin goals. Most patients achieve their desired results with three or fewer treatments.
For more information, call Lifestyle Laser, or schedule your appointment online.
1. Immediately after each treatment, there should be redness and bumps at the treatment area, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if needed. If any crusting apply an antibiotic cream. Some physicians recommend aloe-vera gel or some other after sunburn treatment such as Destin. Darker pigmented individuals may have more discomfort than lighter skin clients and may require the aloe vera gel or an antibiotic ointment for a longer period of time post-treatment.
2. Makeup may be used after treatment unless there is epidermal blistering. It is recommended to use new makeup to reduce the possibility of infection. Simply make sure that you have moisturizer on, under your makeup. Use moisturizer frequently and freely on the treated area. Note: Do not use moisturizers containing alpha hydroxy acid.
3. Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots for 2 months. Use sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times throughout the treatment.
4. Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin.
5. You may shower after the treatments and use soap as needed. The treated area may be washed gently with a mild soap. The skin should be patted dry and not rubbed.