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Age Spots

Looking for a non-surgical treatment for age spots? At Laser Spa Group, we can help restore a more youthful appearance to your skin. As the years pass, many people are unhappy with the appearance of age spots on the face, hands, shoulders, arms or other areas of the body. Age spots come about through sun exposure or the use of tanning beds. Exposure to UV rays causes the upper layer of skin to accelerate the production of melanin, a brown-to-black pigment. When the skin has been exposed to UV rays over the years, age spots begin to appear. The melanin clumps or is produced in a high concentration, leading to unattractive dark spots that say “age.”

The advanced laser treatments used at LSG are capable of targeting and remove age spots, freckles, or brown spots, whether they are the result of exposure to UV rays, acne, trauma, or genetics. These spots can be difficult or impossible to conceal with cosmetics, but new laser technology can remove age spots and give your skin a fresher, younger appearance. Age spots can be successfully removed from:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Decolletage (cleavage)

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Frequently asked questions

  • Premature ageing can present as brown spots and dots, as well as warts and lumps
  • Superficial pigmentation can be treated with Fraxel laser, Clear + Brilliant, BBL, Chemical Peels, PicoWay Laser, Microneedling, EndyMed FSR and Medical Facials
  • Erbium lasers like Fraxel can also treat deep pigmentation but also address skin texture and most importantly deep wrinkles
  • PicoWay or EndyMed FSR  is one of the best lasers for treating pigmentation in Ethnic and darker skin types as well as Microneedling and Clear and Brilliant
  • Chemical peels and Medical Grade Skin Care can help with mild pigmentation
  • Melasma is a special form of brown pigmentation and is treated differently to age and sun related brown spots
  • After laser, adhering to a pigmentation prevention program is vital to achieve long lasting results

Brown spots and skin pigmentation can be due to a variety of causes, and a diagnosis is absolutely essential before treatment. If diagnosed incorrectly, pigmentation can actually WORSEN with treatment. A classic example is melasma – skin pigmentation that is caused by excessive overproduction of melanin (brow pigment) by skin cells. This condition should be treated with creams and peels before laser.

1. Sun-induced hyperpigmentation

Sun exposure (actinic pigmentation), freckles, and skin ageing

One of the primary functions of melanin production in your skin is to protect you from UV rays from the sun. A “tan” is the prime example of your body’s melanin response to the sun.

When the skin is assaulted by repeated exposure to the sun, you experience sun damage in a variety of ways and one of those is brown spots and hyper-pigmentation resulting from an over-production of melanin. Once the cycle of pigment over-production has started, it is difficult to stop it and usually medical intervention is required.

2. Hormonal hyperpigmentation (melasma or chloasma) caused by hormone changes

The second most frequent cause of hyper-pigmentation is hormone changes. This may be a result of birth control pills, pregnancy or the various stages of menopause. Hormone shifts trigger the melanin cells to go into over-drive. This can happen even if you are not a sun worshipper. Sun exposure will always make it worse.

3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by injury

The third most common cause of pigmentation is a direct result of some type of injury to the skin. Typical pigmentation-causing injuries include:

  • Improperly performed laser treatments
  • Acne or Acne Cysts
  • Over-exposure to heat
  • Hair waxing
  • Insect bites or itchy rashes
  • Abrasions or cuts

Inflammation is your body’s response to injury. Often inflammation is not obvious because it is occurring at a deep level. This inflammation triggers melanin production and the result is a concentration of pigment in the affected area. A common result of improperly performed hair laser is a proliferation of dark patches on the legs or face. There are a variety of hair lasers on the market and not every one is designed for every skin type and color.

 

Sun exposure is the primary cause of facial and body brown spots, age spots, freckles, moles and pre-cancerous actinic keratosis. Preventing sun-induced hyperpigmentation is a full time process. Hormones, injury and pigmentation from allergic reactions or skin disease such as acne are mostly beyond your control.

Sunscreen, sunblock, hats and sun-protective clothing are your first line guard against not only unsightly brown patches but also sun damage that could lead to skin cancer.

We have introduced a new UVA protection product called Bluestone Sunshields. Full face protection post procedures and from the sun!

Most of our treatments are laser and light based procedures. This gives the greatest improvements in skin pigmentation and age spots. The ideal treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Very mild skin pigmentation and brown spots can respond to creams, conversely long standing pigmentation will only improve with lasers.

The 6 methods to improve skin pigmentation include –

Creams and Skin Care – these are prescribed to help maintain your skin after laser treatment for pigmentation. They can also be helpful in reducing pigment due to melasma, and very mild forms of sun damage. We like to recommend combination ingredients that contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs, as well a bleaching and pigment correcting agents. Sunscreen forms the basis of your daily skin care regime.

Chemical peels– can be used for mild pigmentation and freckles.

Lasers – this is the mainstay of removing age spots, sun spots and pigmentation. Depending on the depth of pigmentation, we use specific lasers. FRAXEL is a great option for deeper pigment, however we do combine PicoWay, Clear and Brilliant Permea and BBL in most of our laser programs. Clear+Brilliant is an excellent laser to maintain your skin after skin pigmentation has been treated. PicoWay is an excellent option for spot treatments as well.

BBL  Photorejuvenation – an advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is one of the most effective treatments for dark spots. BBL is a treatment that works to rejuvenate the skin by encouraging skin cell turnover and new collagen production. On dark spots, this treatment reduces the unnecessary melanin that produces excess pigment.

Medical Facials – Facials such as SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, Hydrafacial MD, DMK Facials or Oxygeneo, or Intraceuticals Oxygen treatments are some non invasive ways to help reduce superficial pigment and to help maintain results post laser treatments.

Microneedling – Can be an additional option for superficial pigmentations or as a maintenance treatment after skin pigmentation has been treated.

Melasma is a very special form of pigmentation. This condition is due to genetics, hormones and sun exposure. Why is this different from other types of skin pigmentation? It is because melasma is often made worse with IPL, and high energy lasers and performing too many laser treatments in one year.

The cause of melasma is excessive pigmentation by overactive pigment producing cells. Treating this condition with IPL or certain types of lasers can accelerate the production of melanin- making pigmentation worse. Melasma is best treated with creams, and gentle lasers such as PicoWay and Clear+Brilliant laser

Melasma — SKIN

This is melasma, a very different form of skin pigmentation. This responds best to creams, peels and gentle laser. See more on Melasma

 

Some types of pigmentation can be improved with creams. Dark pigmentation such as melasma a classical example where we use creams and gentle peels instead of laser to treat this condition. Mild freckles and very early sun induced pigmentation can be improved with a mixture of Vitamin A creams, Vitamin C serums, AHAs and bleaching agents and pigment regulating creams.

In most cases of pigmentation, lasers are needs to markedly improve your skin texture.

Methods we use to treat

Broadband light technology generates broad-spectrum light waves that penetrate deeply into the lower layers of your skin. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches beneath the surface of the skin. As this special type of light saturates the epidermis, chemicals in your skin change light energy to beneficial heat energy that immediately begins repairing damaged skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein-rich, structural compound necessary for supporting all your body’s tissues. It is also essential for providing firmness, suppleness and strength to your facial skin. Skin naturally produces less and less collagen as we age, a major contributing factor to wrinkling, sagging, dryness, and unattractive spider veins.
Dermal Infusion is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines three areas of skin rejuvenation: exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. Your technician will best determine a custom blend of serums for you based on your skin concerns and desired results. The Dermal Infusion device has a chamber that is loaded with your custom blend of serums, which are infused into your skin during the treatment. The pen-like instrument has a diamond-tipped head that exfoliates, plus a vacuum that dislodges dirt and debris from pores, while the hidden chamber infuses the serum blend into your freshly exfoliated skin.
HydraFacial™ MD is the celebrity secret to maintaining healthy skin throughout life, but it doesn’t come with a celebrity price tag. Laser Spa Group offers HydraFacial™ MD  that our surrounding communities can take advantage of. The lavish secret for getting deeply hydrated, detoxed, and rejuvenated skin for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Best of all, HydraFacial™ is a relaxing, indulgent facial treatment for your skin. By combining advanced medical technology with a luxurious and invigorating spa therapy, we’re confident that the HydraFacial™ system quite simply offers one of the best facials available.
Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
Younger patients are focusing on prevention and are more and more curious about how they can combat the development of lines and wrinkles. Whether you just noticed your first crease, want to be proactive about the aging process, or just want a gentle, yet effective, laser resurfacing treatment, Clear & Brilliant is your perfect treatment. Designed with a powerfully precise laser energy to stimulate collagen, Clear & Brilliant quickly and effectively treats the signs of aging to reveal more youthful looking skin
A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
Brought to you by Syneron Candela, PicoWay uses ultra-short, picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses of energy to target a broad range of skin concerns, while leaving surrounding skin untouched. Because it emits less heat than traditional lasers, PicoWay provides a more comfortable treatment with fast results and virtually no downtime; after treatment, patients may experience temporary discolouration or reddening of the skin surrounding the treatment site.
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
The key to optimal skin health is a skincare professional. By combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeted skincare solutions, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. At LSG we offer SkinCeuticals skincare products. SkinCeuticals is an advanced clinical skincare line that offers comprehensive formulas to correct signs of aging, promote healthy skin, and prevent skin damage. Ranging from anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams to acne cleansers, vitamin C serums, and retinol products, our advanced skincare products are backed by science. Physicians and skincare professionals define cosmeceuticals as products on the cutting-edge between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Active ingredients in cosmeceuticals are expected to be clinically proven to enhance skincare efficacy.
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. Get the exfoliation benefits of microdermabrasion plus deep facial rejuvenation with the infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients and healing skin oxygenation from within. OxyGeneo™ treatments are suitable for all skin types – any ethnicity and pigmentation, sensitive skin, and even for those who keloid (scar) and couldn’t otherwise have abrasion treatments.
The Intraceuticals treatment, adored by Victoria’s Secret models, pop queen Madonna and other Hollywood stars, is a hyperbaric oxygen system. Due to the Intraceuticals system and use of a high-pressure jet of oxygen, the skin is enriched with hyaluronic acid and serum, which intensely moisturises the skin and provides it with vitally necessary materials, maintaining the skin moisture and providing a clear glowing effect immediately after the procedure! Intraceuticals is the number one treatment from the world’s most famous beauty therapists! Intraceuticals has been awarded the Prix H. Pierantoni pour l’innovation award for outstanding innovation in the field of cosmetology!
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. eDermastamp also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The benefits of microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. eDermastamp also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
DMK believes in Natural, Non-Invasive and Pain Free solutions to skin conditions and age management. DMK formulations are botanical based & pharmaceutical grade because this ensures that our product contains enough of an ingredient to experience significant visible results. Pharmaceutical grade means less than 0.1% impurities in DMK formulations. Great skin doesn't happen with one product or one treatment but if your consistent with your routine and realistic about your expectations DMK can really make a difference. DMK Enzyme Therapy is a hard setting face and body mask that is applied from the décolletage, up the neck and over the face. The mask contains living enzymes that stimulate our own natural enzymes to speed up cellular processes within the skin.
Office-based chemical peels are essential for maintaining skin’s health and appearance and they are available exclusively through an authorized SkinCeuticals skincare professional. These peels work synergistically with SkinCeuticals home care to yield optimal results. Helps reduce visible signs of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles. Benefits of Professional Peels include: Improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness by exfoliating surface cells. Softening and smoothing the skin’s surface texture. Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post-acne discoloration. Maintains and enhances the benefits of a SkinCeuticals homecare regimen. Complements benefits of almost all of our other in-office procedures
The AFA peel is a type of chemical peel that has become an essential part of many men and women’s skincare regimen. AFA stands for Amino acid Filaggrin. It is an antioxidant that works to retain the moisture in your skin, leaving it looking fresh, renewed, and hydrated. AFA peels are also acidic. They work as effective exfoliants yet cause minimal irritation to the skin because they are made from the same type of amino acids found in the body. The AFA peel is actually one of the few chemical peels that do not make your skin sun-sensitive, making it the perfect option for all skin types.
14% Salicylic Acid, 14% Lactic Acid, 14% Resorcinol. The Jessner peel is a highly concentrated medium to deep peel that works effectively on all skin types. This treatment aggressively targets hyperpigmentation, sun damage and scarring, while minimizing fine lines, reducing pores and tightening the skin to create a smooth, even texture. Jessner is also proven to be highly effective at targeting acne and rosacea type breakouts. Immediately after your first treatment, you will notice a progressive difference in your complexion, with a radiant, healthy and refreshed appearance.

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