Laser Age Spot Removal Albuquerque
Age Spot & Sun Damage
We have come a long ways when it comes to sunscreen and education. The new generations know that sunscreen is critical to caring for their skin. However, if you were a kid before 1985, chances are you did not wear much sunscreen.
Age spots usually appear on areas that have had prolonged ultraviolet light exposure over the years, such as your face or the back of your hands. They can also appear more often in people who frequent tanning beds.
Genetics can play a role, people inherit their skin so if one of your parents has darker spots, chances are you might also. Genetics aside, the top two stimulators of pigment are UV light (our sun) and hormones. At Flawless, we have several options to choose from and in many cases will suggest a combination of treatments.
Treating age spots
Protect yourself everyday! Put it on your face, hands, neck and décolleté. This will be the best $35 you spend. We recommend wearing a medical grade sunscreen, like Elta MD, with a high percentage of zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Sunscreen is a must because the spots will reappear once they are exposed to the sun.
PicoSkin Laser Treatments
The Pico laser is the future when it comes to treating age spots. This unique technology delivers energy into the skin using pressure waves, not thermal energy. With each pulse we are using pressure to pound the pigment into fine micro particles without damaging the surrounding tissue with heat. This treatment is idea for people who have an area where there has been significant sun damage like the hands, face and décolleté.
We recommend starting with a package of 3 and following a consistent skin regimen. This combination therapy enables us to treat the pigment both above and below the top layer of skin.
Laser Spot Treatments
This is an excellent option for people who have specific spots they want to treat. Sometimes these spots can lighten to be lighter then the skin surrounding it. If that is a concern, we recommend the PicoSkin option. People will need multiple treatments.
How To Prepare
When you meet with one of our nurses during the consultation process, we will discuss some of the conditions that may trigger your sunspots. Developing a skin care regimen with ingredients that will suppress these triggers is very important and the first part of your treatment plan.
Prior to any laser treatments, it is important that you discontinue topical prescription medications 7 days before treatment (like Retina-A, Differin, Trilumen). It is important that you stop all tanning (spray and or sun) and keep the area being treated out of the sun at all times. If you are taking any oral medications, please advise the nurse.
What To Expect
Prior to every appointment, we will ask you to list all your medications—even if you have been taking them for years. This is very important. We want you to tell us everything when it comes to vitamins, supplements, hormones, etc…because some can make you sensitive to light.
On the day of your appointment, we will ask you to remove your make up and the nurse will clean the area. You will be asked to wear protective eyewear and the nurse will start the treatment by cooling the skin and begin the treatment. After the treatment, we will clean the skin and Elta MD Sunscreen will be applied.
It is important that you keep the area out of the sun or wear sunscreen.
We recommend that you wear a sunscreen like Elta MD everyday – your sunscreen must block UVA & UVB rays. If you have any questions, please call the Spa. You can request another copy of post care instructions at anytime.
Laser Spot Treatments
|Small Area – Less then 10 spots or 15-minute session|
|2nd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last||$176|
|3rd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last||$166|
|Medium Area – More then 10 spots or 30-minute session|
|2nd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last||$262|
|3rd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last||$248|