Age and sun spots are a direct result of years of sun exposure. UV rays damage the skin, and over time, lead to concentrated areas of melanin resulting in flat, brown spots. Once you start getting sun spots, they can darken and increase in number with continued sun exposure. Using sunscreen every day can help slow the development of future sunspots, but what do you do for existing spots? At the CEC, we offer a number of treatments to help treat and remove sun and age spots. Click here to learn more about causes.
Our most common treatment methods are:
- Alex TriVantage®
- Prolite IPL
- Medical Grade Skin Care Products
The Alex TriVantage® Laser treatment is quick, safe, and clinically proven to remove sun and age spots with minimal discomfort. Depending on the type of spots and their location, they can often be treated successfully with one laser session. However, some require two or more laser sessions for complete removal. The Alex TriVantage® Laser works by producing an intense burst of light that targets the melanin (or benign pigmented lesions), breaking the pigment into microscopic particles that the body then absorbs – without harming the surrounding tissue.
Prolite IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is FDA-approved, and is a safe and effective treatment for brown spots. IPL uses an intense pulsed light device and photo rejuvenates the skin. Spots treated with the Prolite IPL will become darker, crust over and fall off. A minimum of three treatments are generally required for the best results.
Medical Grade Skin Care Products are also an option for treating age and sun spots. We offer only the top-of-the-line medical skin care products to our patients. To learn more about the skincare lines we offer, visit here.
After treatment, a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher is highly recommended to prevent new or recurring sunspots. As with all of our treatments, we are happy to offer complimentary consultations. Please complete a consultation form or give us a call at (207) 747-3560 for details