Sun Damage & Age Spots
Sun spots, also known as age spots, liver spots, brown spots, and freckles, are multiple, flat, discoloured areas on the skin caused by the uneven distribution of melanin (skin pigment). They typically appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, hands, arms, and shoulders. Besides wrinkles, sun spots are one of the most telltale signs of a person’s age.
The melanin pigment in our skin absorbs sunlight and helps to protect our skin from UV rays. However, as we age, our skin’s natural ability to fend off UV rays gradually deteriorates, and we see the development of sun spots and more and more other sun damage.
IPL Sun spots Removal (Photorejuvenation)
At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we treat sun spots for most skin types with IPL. With many patented innovations, Palomar LuxG and LuxY hand-pieces can deliver optimally-filtered wavelengths of pulsed light to safely and effectively clear sun spots. The specific band of light targets the melanin in sun spots, where the light is converted into heat. The heat selectively destroys the sun spots, which are shed away, clearing the lesion and revealing fresher, healthier skin.
Laser Sun spots Removal
we also use the picosecond laser PicoSure to treat more deeply pigmented sun spots. For dark, very pigmented age spots, multiple sessions are required, however PicoSure treatments usually require between 10-30 minutes and results can be seen within 1-5 treatments. PicoSure targeted energy stimulates collagen production and resurfaces the top layer of skin. Your skin’s natural rejuvenation process will further smooth and retexturize the skin, as well as even the tone. The natural process of your body regenerating skin cells will typically mean it takes between 1-3 weeks before you can see results. PicoSure can be described as feeling like “a light sunburn” with minor redness after treatment.