Age spots - also called liver spots and solar lentigines (a condition marked by small brown patches on the skin, typically in elderly people) - are small dark areas on your skin. They usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms - areas most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in adults older than 50. Azul Medspa utilizes a laser to non-surgically treat age and sun spots.
Lentigines or lentigos are like freckles. But where a true freckle will fade in the winter when sun exposure is limited, these age spots do not go away on their own. If your skin is prone to developing lentigines, unless you protect it from the sun, you will likely develop more.
At Azul Medspa our technicians use the Laser Genesis by Cutera® to handle age spots. By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin's surface, Laser Genesis improves the appearance of age spots through collagen stimulation. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness and discoloring.
The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, naturally and effectively treat and diffuse redness and spots. You can expect to see consistent results after each treatment. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin's surface during the procedure. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.* You will not need gel, anesthetic cream or ice prior to treatment.
We usually recommend a course of four to five treatments to see how Laser Genesis can help reduce the age spots. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.*
If you are seeing age spots, we recommend you contact our office today to see of the Laser Genesis is the answer for you. Contact us online or call 915-317-5212 to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our skin care specialists.
*Results may vary. Consult with the staff at Azul Medspa to see if you are a candidate.