Sun & Age Spots
Years of sun exposure with little or no protection can lead to unattractive brown spots on the face, neck, chest and hands. Laser treatments include the Alex TriVantage®, BBL™ and UltraPulse® C02 laser.
The Alex TriVantage® laser targets the brown pigment in the skin, leaving the brown spots even darker right after the procedure. The spots will then dry up and flake off over the course of about a week.
The UltraPulse® C02 laser ablates deeper into the epidermis, removing the brown spots. These spots will be quite red and raw and require post-treatment doses of an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin®). After the redness subsides, some pigment may still be present. It will gradually lighten over the next month.
It is very important to avoid direct sun exposure within 8 weeks of laser treatment. A sunscreen with a high protective rating should be used to prevent recurrence.