One of the common aging signs is age spots, which are also called liver spots. These spots typically occur in tan, brown or black color, and may vary in size. Sun exposure is a key reason behind their occurrence, and as a result they usually appear in sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, arms, and shoulders. Age spots are more common among people over the age of 50.
A variety of med spa treatments are available today to lighten or remove age spots from the skin. An experienced provider will recommend the most appropriate treatment options for a patient, depending on their skin type, skin color and the extent of problem. Motykie medical spa provides treatments for age spots to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
The advantage with choosing non-surgical med spa solutions to treat age spots is that the patient will not be required to undergo significant discomfort or downtime. However, it is important to choose a treatment that is capable of penetrating the epidermis because the pigment in age spots is located at the base of the epidermis.
If the condition of age spots is mild, the provider may prescribe certain bleaching creams that could help to mitigate the effect of age spots over several months. In more severe cases, the creams can be combined with retinoids and a mild steroid.
It is critical for the patient to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for several months during and after the treatment. Temporary side effects such as redness, itching, dryness or burning sensation may be expected.
Age spots are caused by melanin producing cells or melanocytes. With light based treatments such as lasers and IPL, it is possible to strike at the root of the problem and destroy the melanocytes. These procedures do not cause any damage to the upper surface of the skin.
The age spots will gradually fade out over a few months. Side effects with light based therapy are few, but mild skin discoloration may occur sometimes. Sun protection is required with these therapies.
Freezing process involves the application of liquid nitrogen or another freezing agent on the age spots to destroy the pigment. As the site begins to heal, the skin appears lighter. Freezing may be applied over a single age spot or a small group of spots. Temporary skin irritation is expected, and mild discoloration may occur in a few cases.
The topmost skin layer goes through planing or sanding down with a rapidly rotating brush in this procedure. This enables the delicate removal of the uppermost skin layer, allowing for regeneration of a new layer in its place. Temporary redness and scab formation may occur.
Age spots can be treated with certain types of chemical peels, which will cause the top skin layer to peel. New skin will form in its place, causing the age spots to fade. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for age spot treatment.
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