Laser Age Spot Removal

Skin Care in Columbus, OH

Laser Age Spot Removal Columbus

Have you noticed the formation of spots on your face, chest or hands? Would you like to remove these benign pigmented areas without surgery? At About Face Cosmetic Therapy Center in Columbus, OH we offer laser treatment for the removal of age spots. Our laser treatment is effective in significantly enhancing your overall skin’s complexion, revealing a more youthful appearance.

What is Laser Age Spot Removal?

Age Spots, including sun spots, liver spots, freckles, solar lentigines, and other benign pigmented lesions, are those brown spots and patches that appear on the skin after years of fun in the sun. These pigmented patches are formed as a result of sun-damage occurring on the skin, however they can be effectively removed with a laser! Individuals may remove age spots from nearly any part of the body, without harming or damaging the surrounding skin. However, the most commonly treated areas include the face, arms, hands and back. The results are long-lasting, revealing a noticeable improvement in the skin and delivering a more youthful appearance.

What are the benefits?

Utilizing laser treatment to remove age spots contains various benefits including:

● Rejuvenates skin cell growth

● Promotes collagen production in the lower dermis of the skin

● Non-surgical procedure

● Natural looking results

● Long lasting results

How to prepare for treatment

● Make sure there are no risk to cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth area, the procedure can trigger the development of such during the healing process

● Avoid medications and supplements that may cause the blood to thin and clot such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Vitamin E, for at least 10 days prior to treatment

● Avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure in order to promote better healing

● Avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 2 months prior to treatment, as this could cause permanent and irregular pigmentation

● Discontinue the use of any skin care product

● Stay hydrated

● Avoid alcoholic beverages

What to expect during a laser age spot removal treatment in Columbus?

At About Face, we use the Syneron-Candela GentleYAG Laser with a “painting” technique to remove age spots, especially on the face, arms, hands, chest and back. Treatment time generally depends on the amount and depth of the present age spots, however typically procedures last between 30-45 minutes.

For pigmented lesions such as sunspots and age spots, due to sun damaged skin and other factors, results become apparent a few days after the first treatment. For darker and well-defined spots in which the melanin is close to the surface, 1-3 treatments are typically all that is needed. After treatment, these spots turn slightly darker and “grayish”. In three to five days, they become “crusty” and simply flake off. This leaves perfectly virgin skin underneath.

For larger pigmented areas in which the melanin is deeper and irregular, such as melasma or café-au-lai, progressive fading will accumulate over 3-6 successive treatments.

How to prepare for treatment

In Columbus, we recommend for our patients to do the following in order to prepare for treatment and promote a better healing process:

● Avoid medications and supplements that may cause the blood to thin and clot, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Vitamin E, for at least 10 days prior to treatment

● Avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure

● Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least 2 months prior to treatment

● Discontinue the use of any skin care product

● Stay hydrated

● Avoid alcoholic beverages

Treatments and Proper Skincare

Immediately following most laser procedures, patients will experience some redness and slight swelling of the treated area, in addition to other common side effects. However, such side effects are considered normal and mild in nature, usually dissipating within a few hours, though in rare cases may last a few days. Other common side effects may include:

●Scabs

●Mild Discomfort

●Crust

●Itching

●Peeling of the old skin

To enhance the results and promote the overall long-term health of your skin, specially formulated medical-grade moisturizers, exquisite skincare regimens and makeup (if desired) are applied to the treated area immediately after each procedure. Additionally, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment.

Depending on the underlying medical conditions and life style factors that give rise to these pigmented lesions, such as sunspots and age spots, periodic maintenance treatments may be needed for optimal, lasting results.

Say Goodbye to Sun Spots

If you are ready to remove your unwanted sun spots, or wish to learn more about removal, call or stop by About Face Cosmetic Therapy Center in Columbus, OH today! Our laser is safe and effective in removing hyperpigmentation in the skin, such as sun spots, age spots and freckles, without harming or damaging the surrounding area. The results are long-lasting, revealing a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. Book your consultation today and say goodbye to sun spots!

Disclaimer: Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.


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