Treating Age Spots NYC NEW YORK NY

You know that wearing dark colors on a sunny day will make you hotter than wearing light ones. This is because dark colors absorb more light energy than light colors. When a laser shines on your skin, the dark patches absorb more energy and suffer damage before the lighter colored skin around them. The darker colored skin cells die and are removed, while the lighter colored skin cells remain unharmed. This process, known as selective photothermolysis, is the same process behind laser hair removal.

We have many different lasers and lights that we can use to remove age spots. For most people, we use a laser that removes age spots in a single treatment. A second treatment with this laser may be necessary for a small number of people. For people with very sensitive skin, a light treatment may be used to gradually reduce the appearance of age spots over two to five treatments.

If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten the skin at the same time you are removing age spots, fractional laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Although it takes several quick lunchtime treatments, it is highly effective, and the additional benefits of skin tightening and wrinkle reduction make it a better treatment for many people.