Age spots are the result of an excess production of melanin or skin pigment. We don’t always know why age spots develop, but they commonly appear in areas exposed to the sun. They can leave you feeling self-conscious, especially if you feel that they prematurely age you. The Private Skin Laser Clinic in London is here to offer you a solution in the form on laser age spots removal.
Our professional treatment works exceptionally well on areas of pale skin and particularly on the hands. We use a powerful yet safe laser to ensure the safe removal of dark age and sun spots in the skin. This technology works by emitting a powerful beam of green light that penetrates the outer layer of skin. The brown pigment absorbs this energy and begins to break down, prompting the body to naturally recycle it.
What can I expect from my laser age spot removal?
We of course provide protective eye wear for all of our patients who opt for laser age spot removal. The laser fires in rapid bursts and these sensations have been described as similar to the flick of an elastic band. This means there isn’t really any pain, but you may feel some slight discomfort or wince depending on how sensitive the treatment area is.
Your treated area may sting for a short while afterwards, but this is entirely natural. You may develop a purple scab on the treated area which will last for about 2 weeks. It’s important you don’t pick or scratch at this scab, because this could lead to infection and improper wound healing. Once this scab has fallen off, the treated area will look slightly pink for several weeks, but again this is normal. We can repeat the treatment after a gap of two to three months when necessary. A course of treatments is usually recommended to ensure your optimum results.
How do I take care of my treated area?
There isn’t a lot you need to specially perform for this treatment. The area generally settles rapidly and will heal properly should it be left alone. Try to refrain from picking or scratching at the scab that forms, because this could hinder the healing process and your end results. The longer the scab remains undisturbed, the better your outcome will be. Don’t let the treated area get soggy, so baths and swimming are advised against. Gentle washing and showering is absolutely fine, however, as long as you dry and apply any creams gently afterwards. Once you have naturally shed these scabs, you can resume all of your daily activities unencumbered. Please try to avoid tanning the treatment area, because a tan can block the laser light and lead to less than impressive results.
Are my age spots signs of something more worrying?
This is one of the many benefits of visiting the Private Laser Skin Clinic in London. Age spots may be caused by sun damage and natural body processes, but they could be a symptom of something more serious. They have aesthetic considerations, but they can also represent a skin disorder. Our team is doctor-led and has a vast knowledge of dermatology, which means we can assess age spots from a medical point of view. This means that when we meet you, we can assist with any wider problems and refer you to our colleagues within the Royal Free Hospital London.
Age spots can be a frustrating aesthetic condition but could also represent something a little more serious. Luckily, with the skill and expertise of our experienced team, we can assist with their removal and assessment. Our laser technology is safe and effective, ensuring the best care for our patients.
If you’re considering laser age spot removal, then our London-based team can help. Book your appointment online today or speak to a friendly member of staff on 020 7435 7521.