Age Spots

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Flawless Med Spa

Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM

Age spots and other unwanted pigmentation on your face, hands, chest, and other areas can make you feel embarrassed about your appearance. Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers a noninvasive laser treatment that removes age spots and other pigmentation while also shrinking pores — all with no downtime! To learn more about PicoSure® age spot removal, book your appointment with experienced aesthetic nurses online or by phone now.

Age Spots Q & A

What are age spots?

The term “age spot” is a bit misleading as they are a result of sun exposure - not getting older. These brown spots are referred to as liver spots and are found on the hands, face, décolleté, arms and legs. Although they are more common on people with lighter skin, they are quite common on people over the age of 50 or who have spent years in the sun.

How does Flawless treat sun damage and age spots?

Preventing sun spots means avoiding overexposure to the sun and wearing sunscreen.  Flawless recommends that patients wear Elta MD, hats or gloves when in the sun. However, that will not erase the sun spots that have already surfaced. Laser treatments are a fast and safe way to lighten and erase the spots. 

Flawless has two lasers that can improve the tone and texture of sun damaged skin.  The Pico Laser is ideal for people who have larger areas that they want to treat. This technology not only targets the visible pigment, but it also breaks up the “future” pigment that is lurking under the surface. There is minimal downtime as people are usually red for 2-4 hours. Removing sunspots can require several treatments.  

For those who only want to treat a couple of spots, our Elite Plus laser is a great option.  During the treatment, the nurse will target each spot individually. After the laser treatment, these spots will darken, develop a gritty texture and eventually the top layer will come off. The process can take 10-14 days.  Like the Pico laser, people may need several treatments to lighten and remove the spot.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Prior to your sun spot laser treatment, it is important that you discontinue topical prescription medications (like Retin-A, Differing, Trilumen) seven days before your treatment. It is also important that you stop all tanning (spray 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 can I expect during treatment?

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 (if we are treating your face) 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, working across the area and making several passes with the laser. Some areas of the body are more sensitive so it is important that you inform the nurse if you need to take a rest. 

After the treatment, we will clean the skin, apply Neocutis Hyalis, and Elta MD Sunscreen. We recommend that patients give their skin a rest and refrain from exercising for 24 hours. The area that was treated will be red and slightly puffy. This reaction is normal and will go down in 2-4 hours. Within 24-36 hours, your skin should be back to normal. 

What is post-care like?

It is important that you keep the area being treated out of the sun. We recommend that you wear a sunscreen like Elta MD every day – your sunscreen much block UVA and UVB rays. We also encourage our clients to invest in SkinCeuticals or Jan Marini Pigment Correctors. If you have any questions, please call the spa. You can request another copy of post care instructions at any time.

How much does it cost to remove sun spots? 

Small Area – Less then 10 spots or 15-minute session

Prices

1st treatment

$185

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

Prices

1st treatment

$275

2nd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last

$262

3rd treatment if scheduled 8 weeks from the last

$248

 

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Pico Laser

A La Carte

Package of 3 Treatments

Memberships

Forehead

$350

$985

$307

Cheeks

$350

$985

$307

Face - Full

$450

$1,268

$397

Neck

$350

$985

$307

Hands

$350

$985

$307

Arms - Partial

$350

$985

$307

Arms - Full

$450

$1,268

$397

Shoulders OR Décolleté

$450

$1,268

$397

 

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