What are they?
Over time, as a result of chronically accumulated sunlight, well-defined brown spots appear on the skin in areas exposed to the sun such as the face, neckline, shoulders and/or back of the hands. These spots, called lentigines or age spots, are usually accompanied by a thinning of the skin and by small red capillaries, reflecting a photo aged skin.
Who does it affect?
It can affect anyone who, as a result of solar accumulation, has brown spots on certain areas of the body.
- Prolonged solar exposure over time
- Absence of use of photo-protective creams
- Certain medications
- Genetic component
- Hormonal diseases
What does it consist of?
In the removal of the stain or dark tone on which we apply the laser, giving the skin its pink color. After treatment, the treated area may become black/dark color for a week. After which, that black/dark color disappears and the already improved area, pink in color, begins to be visible.
In the case of further application of the C02 fractionated laser, this provides the skin with increased production of collagen.
Normally this laser is combined with another, the fractionated laser C02, which allows to work definitively the treated area and without formation of notorious crusts. In addition, the use of fractional laser C02, helps the generation of collagen, so it improves the appearance of the skin.
The doctor can decide whether to use both lasers, depending on the area to be treated and/or the skin type.
The discomfort for the patient is minimal and the removal of the spots occurs in a discreet and painless way, so it’s not necessary to alter the rhythm of life.
In general, the use of topical anesthesia isn’t required.
When are the results visible?
In general, after about 3 sessions, desired results can be obtained. In any case, it will always depend on the type of skin and the size of the area to be treated.
How long does the treatment last?
Although it will depend on the area (s) to be treated, it generally doesn’t last longer than 10 minutes per zone.
- There are no specific recommendations prior to treatment.
Post treatment tips
- Wear full screen sunscreen over the following months.
- Don’t use saunas, Turkish baths, etc…
- Avoid intense physical exercise for a week.
- Avoid treatments that erode the skin or peel it.
- It can be used moisturizing cream and hypoallergenic make-up.