Tattoo Undo and Veins Too provides excellent brown spot and age spot treatments for our customers. Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions are dark in color simply because melanin is abnormally concentrated in one area of the skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors.
Some types of spots are present at birth, but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays. The quickest and most effective fix is the Q-switched laser, fewer treatments with this laser are required than with other methods.
Age spots, sun spots or liver spots are premature aging brown marks, which appear on the backs of hands and the face. Sunburn freckles are the result of sun damage and occur on the back, upper chest and shoulders. Most are harmless, but all are signs of aging and may be unattractive. In most cases, age spots are not harmful but patients opt to remove them for a more youthful appearance. Most spots often fade or disappear with one to two brown and age spot treatments. It can take up to three weeks to see the final results.
How does the laser remove pigmented lesions?
Energy from the laser is very well absorbed by cells containing excessive concentrations of pigment – and not well absorbed by normal tissue – so the laser stimulates your body to eliminate the unwanted excessive pigment while having little or no effect on other tissues or on normal skin color. Most people find that the laser brown spot treatment of pigmented lesions is not painful, each pulse of the laser light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. If you are tan or have been using self-tanning lotion, it is best to wait two weeks for the tan to fade before having treatment.
About 60-80% of common freckles and age spots resolve after one treatment. Some need a second treatment and a few need to be treated more than twice. Some blemishes do not disappear completely but will be significantly lighter in color after treatment. It is best to wait at least 4-8 weeks between treatments so that the maximum amount of fading can take place.
Scarring is very rare. Loss of pigment from normal skin is rare and usually minimal. You can prevent re-occurrence by protecting from sun exposure. Hypo-pigmentation (lightening of skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) are quite infrequent and are almost always temporary.
If you have any questions about our brown spot or age spot treatment please do not hesitate to call/text Tattoo Undo and Veins Too at (303) 990-0120.