Age/Sun Spot Removal

As the term implies, sun spots are the result of the cumulative effects of over exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun over time. Other common names for sun spots are “age spots,” “brown spots” or “liver spots.” Sun spots, or solar lentigines, often appear as dark, flat, discolored patches and are the primary cause of older-looking skin. They can appear in any area that has been over-exposed to UV-rays. The most common areas for sun spots to appear, however, are on the face, neck, back, shoulders and back of the hands.

We use lasers to remove unwanted age and sun spots. A laser generates an intense beam of light. This beam brings energy to a specific site, through a small hand piece connected to the laser console. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

Before & After Treatment