AGE SPOTS REMOVAL
Age spots and brown spots (also known as sunspots, liver spots, lentigines, dark spots, etc.) are a consequence of aging and sun exposure. The most effective and rapid treatment for eliminating these spots and other skin pigmentation is laser therapy, which usually includes little to no downtime after treatment.
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types present at birth, but most occur with age or as a result of over-exposure to the sun’s damaging rays. Lasers used for pigment removal emit an intense beam of green or red light which is absorbed by abnormal concentrations of melanin-containing cells. The melanin granules are broken up into tiny fragments by the laser energy and are then absorbed through the body’s natural cleansing system. This disruption of melanin results in the lightening of the lesion.
"How does Laser Treatment for pigmentation work?"
Using light-based technology, optimal wavelengths of light energy target the melanin in the unwanted pigmented lesion. They undergo a mild desquamation and the cells slough off, gradually lightening the appearance of the lesion in the skin.
"What kinds of results can I expect?"
You can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of unwanted skin pigment for a more even skin tone.
"What types of pigment can be treated?"
The following pigmentation can be treated: age spots, sun damage, solar lentigines, café–au-lait spots, some birthmarks, and freckles on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
"How long does it take?"
The procedure takes 20 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.
"Is it painful?"
There is no pain with the Carbon Peel Facial treatment. During the procedure, we may experience slight tingling and warmth on the skin, which is normal
while the laser works on the thin layer of the carbon peel.
"Does it hurt?"
Most people feel minimal discomfort during treatment.
"How many treatments will I need?"
Multiple treatments may be needed, depending on the severity of your pigment. 3-4 sessions are usually required to achieve the best results. After treatment, the pigment will temporarily darken and then will slough off and gradually clear away to reveal clearer skin.
"How quickly will I recover?"
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.