Enjoying too much sun does have its consequences, and developing age spots is one of them. These dark spots often show up on the face, hands, chest, and shoulders, and are usually dark brown or grayish in color. Due to the large number of people requiring treatment for the condition, doctors now know how to treat age spots, using advanced methods such as laser treatment.
Conventional treatments for age spots include chemical peels and microdermabrasion. While these methods do improve the appearance of the skin, physicians are now turning to faster, more efficient treatments that utilize laser technology.
While age spots are normally attributed to excess sun exposure, they can also be the result of a drop in collagen levels in the skin. Collagen is a necessary component of the skin’s connective tissue, but when levels decline, it can result in skin discolorations such as age spots.
Several lasers have been FDA approved for the treatment of age spot and skin blemishes. The Harmony XL Pixel 2940 Er: Yag laser by Alma Lasers is one of the most advanced. The Pixel 2940 uses innovativefractional technology to improve the appearance of age spots.
How the Harmony XL Pixel 2940 Er: Yag works
The laser emits an intense burst of laser energy into the skin, targeting the age spots. The heat is absorbed by the melanin pigments that comprise the spots, and the eventually destroys these pigments.
The Pixel 2940 clears damage caused by the sun, and also stimulates collagen. As new collagen forms, the skin becomes tighter and clearer over time. Physicians now know how to treat age spots using advanced lasers like the Pixel 2940. They are encouraged by the consistent outcomes, and high levels of patient satisfaction.