Small, dark areas on your face and hands that appear as you grow older are a common affliction known as age spots. They cause no medical harm, but can certainly make you feel self-conscious. Neelima Vudarla, MD, and her team at Summit Medical and Wellness in Hamilton and Ewing, New Jersey, can help reduce the appearance of these spots and give you glowing, youthful skin with Icon® laser treatments. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn how you can benefit from this innovative laser therapy.
Age spots, or liver spots, form when your body increases melanin production in response to sun exposure. The melanin clumps and forms the dark spots on your skin. The result is an uneven skin tone and dark marks that mar your complexion.
Age spots appear in areas commonly exposed to the sun, such as your:
Usually, age spots are brownish and develop after age 50. People who spend a lot of time in the sun may develop them sooner though. While age spots are harmless to your health, they can be a cosmetic challenge, making you appear older than you actually are.
At Summit Medicine and Wellness, the team offers Icon treatments to reduce the appearance of age spots. Icon laser technology emits light that penetrates the outer layer of your skin to target hemoglobin and melanin, the compounds that create the discoloration of age spots. The pigment absorbs the light energy and then dissolves.
The Icon technology can effectively reduce the appearance of discoloration due to other causes, too, including rosacea and sun damage. It’s also used for skin rejuvenation as the laser can prompt the development of collagen and elastin. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles so you gain an overall more youthful look and radiant glow.
Most people require just a few treatments to resolve the appearance of age spots. Dr. Vudarla can give you a better idea of the exact treatment plan to help you get your desired results after a consultation.
Most patients require no downtime following Icon treatments for age spots. You may have a mild, sunburn-like sensation following a session and some minor swelling. These effects last up to a day, but aren’t enough to require a change in work or life schedule.
For a thorough analysis of your complexion and recommendations from Dr. Vudarla and her team as to the best ways to treat age spots, call Summit Medicine and Wellness or schedule an appointment at their offices in Hamilton or Ewing, New Jersey, today using online booking.