Age spots are a common consequence of sun damage over the course of many years. When your skin tans, it responds to UV rays by producing melanin, which protects your skin from burning. However, after enough sun damage, your skin will start to produce melanin unevenly, resulting in a darker skin tone in certain places.
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we offer several different state-of-the-art lasers that can be used to eliminate age spots. Some patients may be candidates for a powerful laser that can remove age spots in one to two treatments. Other patients with more sensitive skin might need to use a lighter treatment that will gradually reduce age spots over several sessions.
Lasers work to eliminate Age spots by targeting the darker patches on your skin, which absorb more energy than the lighter skin surrounding them. The skin cells in these dark patches are removed while your lighter skin cells remain unharmed – a process called selective photothermolysis (the same method used in laser hair removal). Meanwhile, if you want to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin at the same time as age spot reduction, laser skin resurfacing might be the ideal option for you. After carefully examining your skin and listening to your cosmetic goals, our experienced New York plastic surgeons will discuss all of your treatment options with you in more detail.
If you have further questions about age spot reduction, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center or call (212) 688-5882 today to schedule a personal consultation with one of our experienced New York cosmetic surgeons. We serve patients throughout Manhattan and New York City.