Changes to the skin’s texture and color can occur for many reasons. The primary reasons, however, are aging and exposure to the sun. Most everyone will experience some level of skin texture or color change throughout their lives. But if you’ve developed sun or age spots that are bothering you, know that there is an effective way to treat them.
What are Sun and Age Spots?
Sun and age spots are dark areas on your skin where melanin has collected, which causes the pigment to darken. They are typically brought on by the natural aging process or by frequent exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. If you’ve tried to treat these spots before, you have likely realized that most over-the-counter treatments offer little to no help.
What are Laser Treatments?
Perhaps the most effective way to eliminate sun and age spots is through laser treatments. These procedures are also known as intense pulsed light treatments, or IPL treatments. There are many different laser treatments available, which allows the esthetician to control where and how deep the laser will penetrate the skin.
Laser treatments are able to successfully treat age and sun spots without impacting the surrounding skin. They work by targeting melanin, causing it to break up and fade away. The procedure usually takes about an hour, and you will typically require anywhere from three to five treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
Are Laser Treatments Safe?
Laser treatments are perfectly safe and require no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure. With no serious side effects and no downtime required, laser treatments are the perfect option to easily rid yourself of those annoying age or sun spots. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!
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