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Sun Spot Removal Treatments - Canton, Brookline, Boston, MA
Sunspots or Solar lentigines are dark portions of the skin that develop after prolonged exposure to direct ultra violet or UV rays. People of all ages are susceptible to these spots, though those with lighter skin tend to develop them more frequently. Those that are sensitive about the appearance of sunspots can use a variety of cosmetic procedures to rid their skin of these marks.
Dream Spa offers a number of treatments, from laser therapy, chemical peels, and other facials, that can help combat brown spots. Using brightening and lightening serums at home goes hand in hand with these in-office procedures. Lighteners help reduce the appearance of already existing dark spots. Brighteners help prevent new hyperpigmentation from forming. Both lighteners and brighteners should be used over a period of time for best results. Combined with a peel or a laser treatment, the brown sun spots that age your look will disappear and give you a much more youthful appearance.
Three of our most popular treatments for brown spot removal are:
Pico Genesis is a revolutionary laser treatment that results in a brighter, more radiant and uniform skin tone. This quick and convenient procedure selectively targets and shatters pigment with no down time.
Pico Genesis is safe and effective. With significantly shorter and faster laser pulses, PICO Genesis™ revitalizes skin without causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Your skin will look and feel smoother, in most cases, eliminating the need for makeup!
THE RESULT: a brighter, more uniform skin tone and reflection. Start seeing results in 2 weeks with virtually NO DOWNTIME.
This light-based treatment targets pigmented spots in the skin. These spots absorb the laser or light energy and after rising to the surface, scab over and flake off. Although the pigment will be darker right after treatment, it can be covered by makeup and within 7-10 days, will be completely gone revealing fresh younger skin. One treatment is usually enough, but two may sometimes be necessary to eliminate all sun spots.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sun Spot Laser Treatments:
What causes unwanted dark spots?
Melanin is what gives our skin its color. The amount of melanin in your skin determines if you have a light or dark complexion. Pigmented lesions are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one area of the skin, usually as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
How does a laser remove unwanted pigment in the skin?
The laser produces a special wavelength of light that is absorbed by pigmented lesions. The light vibrates and shatters the pigment, breaking the melanin into micro-particles and lightening the lesion. You’ll notice the spot turning gray or white for a few minutes, a natural response of the skin as it absorbs the energy. The spot will then turn darker and slough off completely within one to two weeks.
What types of pigmented lesions can a laser remove?
Lasers work well to remove brown age spots, freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota. Your clinician will identify your specific type of lesion and discuss the treatment for your condition.
Do lasers remove my normal skin pigmentation also?
No. The laser light is specifically designed to target the dark concentrations of melanin. After the concentrated deposit of melanin is removed, some whitening could occur. However, your body’s natural regenerative system will replace the normal melanin over a period of time, returning the skin to its natural color.
How many treatment sessions will it take to remove the pigmented lesion?
Most pigmented lesions are removed within one to two treatments. Some deeper lesions will require more treatments.
Is the process painful?
The PhotoAcoustic energy of our laser emits light in very fast, short pulses. The impact of the energy from the pulse of light is similar to the snap of a very thin rubber band. No anesthesia is needed. After treatment, the area will feel similar to a mild sunburn. Any redness will disappear within a day or so and the skin will return to its natural color.
Can the excess pigmentation come back?
Common pigmented lesions do not return. Some birthmarks may return after a period of several months to a year. However, the procedure can be repeated.
What type of post-treatment care is necessary?
Usually, an antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area immediately after treatment. The area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by your clinician.
In addition, Dream Spa Medical offers Oxygenetix, which will help you heal faster and feel better post-treatment. These aloe-based products increase oxygen uptake and promote new skin cell production for renewed and rejuvenated skin. Use the Oxygenetix Foundation after applying the Oxygenetix Moisturizer to act as a breathable second-skin post-treatment to reinforce natural healing and disguise scars. Learn more about these advanced products here: http://www.dreamspamedical.com/products.htm
The Vi Peel
Originally founded in Miami in 2006 and currently based in Beverly Hills, the Vitality Institute has created the next generation of chemical peels that are virtually painless, require no preparation, and have very little downtime. While many clients see a dramatic difference in pigment issues in as little as one peel, we recommend a series of 3 peels spaced 3-4 weeks apart for optimal results—especially for more severe skin concerns.
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Call today and meet with one of our laser technicians who will evaluate your skin and advise you on the best treatment to reveal younger and fresher looking skin.