Age Spots & Pigmentation

Watch age spots and pigments just disappear

We can improve the colour, tone and texture of the skin of the face to give it a more youthful and healthy appearance.

Wrinkles and laxity in the skin occur with age as a result of a loss in volume in the underlying tissues, muscles and bone, and we may consider various re-volumising treatments. However, the actual skin layers also undergo degradation from sun exposure as well as metabolic and physiological changes that denature and reduce the collagen scaffold that keeps the skin thick and firm yet elastic. As the skin becomes thinner it also becomes more transparent, and tiny blood vessels start to appear.

The Benefits
  • At Facelab our Futona lasers have been proven to be extremely safe and effective in the elimination of most pigmented skin lesions.
  • The laser treatments are used treat both the source of the pigment and the lesion
  • For effective results, some treatments may need to be repeated
  • With our unique laser systems, downtime can varied by adjusting laser power.
  • Our highly trained clinicians will not take any risks with your pigmented lesions.

*Individual results may vary

Age spots are not specific to any race, sex or age. Those at greater risk seem to be people with fair coloured skin and over 40 years old with a history of frequent sun exposure.

It is crucial that a correct diagnosis of ‘age spots’ is made and malignancies / cancer ruled out when examining  these lesions. In some situations where there is ambiguity in the diagnosis of age / sun spots, referral to an appropriate medical specialist for a biopsy may be necessary before any treatment may commence.

There are numerous minimally invasive treatments for age spots. Some involve the use of topical bleaches in the form of creams. They need to be used carefully as they may the skin more susceptible and sensitive to damaging UV rays…..sunscreen use is essential at all times during treatment.

At Facelab, we treat sun spots with lasers. The lasers are often used in a 2 pronged modality.
  1. We target those cells, the melanocytes that produce the melanin (skin pigment)
  2. The laser is used to very gently damage the outermost layer of skin, which upon rejuvenation and healing will be firmer, less pigmented and have lesser signs of aging.

We call this process skin rejuvenation and there is a variety of technique that we use depending on the condition. Each technique will have a different efficacy and the laser settings can be varied to accommodate a patients desired end result and downtime requirements. Treatments often need to be repeated for optimal results.

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