Sunspots are the result of over exposure to the sun, and these are brown spots created due to irregular production and deposition of melanin. Melanocytes cells make melanin in the skin. Sunspots are also known as liver spots, although it has nothing to do with the liver. These are harmless and do not pose any health risks. You do not require any treatment unless you want to remove them for cosmetic reasons.
Some lesions on the skin are present at birth; many of them develop with age and overexposure to the sun. These spots can detract your beauty, but thanks to our Colleyville sun spot removal technology, most of these spots can be faded.
EQUIPMENT WE USE
We use Astanza Duality, and Trinity Q-switched laser for our Colleyville age spot removal, which generates a beam of high powered light energy. When this light beam hits your skin, the melanin is broken into minute pieces that are peeled off from the skin or carried away by the immune system, and thus brown pigment is removed.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
The Q-switched laser is suitable if you have a limited isolated small or large colored spots that you want to remove. This Colleyville sun spot removal treatment is best for clearing only a few spots. It is not appropriate for pregnant women as well as patients who have taken Accutane medication for the past six months. A person with a history of herpes simplex virus or cold sores is not appropriate for this procedure until these conditions are treated.
WHAT BODY AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Q-switched lasers can remove pigmented lesions on the neck, face, hands, chest, legs, and arms.
What To Expect
Our technician will determine whether you are appropriate for this procedure by taking a look at the concerned areas. The technician will discuss the details regarding getting prepared for this process and what to expect from this treatment. In the end, you will be given with aftercare guidelines and ensure that you have understood the procedure and expectations.
The treatment is quick and depends on the number of spots we are treating, and the procdure can take from 5 to 15 minutes. The sensation in the treatment is similar to a rubber band snap. Most of the patients do not need topical anesthesia; if requested, it can be used as soon as the skin absorbs the laser energy; the color changes to white or gray for a few minutes. The area with a lot of pigment experiences bruising. Crusting or shallow blisters may develop over the next several days. Within 7-10 days, the skin heals without wound care. Initially, the healed skin appears pink, but it will regain pigmentation and gradually blends into the skin over time. The sun damage area, when treated, may remain pink for a few weeks, but there may be some peeling or flaking during this time. This is normal as the body is removing the pigment from the skin. There can be some darkening or lightening of the treated area for some months after laser treatment; however, it is subtle and temporary.
Avoid excessive sun and tanning before the treatment. Ensure to remove lotions or makeup before the appointment.
You can expect the spot to turn a darker color and can crusts that can last to two weeks. It can continue for 3 to 4 weeks if treated spots are on the legs. Use Vaseline or Aquaphor in this area and keep the areas covered using bandages as it will heal quickly until they are healed. You can use makeup on the treated areas, but its coverage may be difficult. Always wear sunscreen and avoid sunscreen.