Did you ever think that you could easily get rid of
You can now with laser treatment at Sierra Cosmetic Laser!
|Before and After
What are sun
Sun damage to the skin is a direct result of exposure to UVA and UVB rays either directly
from the sun or by reflection. The sun's rays cause damage to the skin in many ways by causing changes in the skin's
underlying structures to cause wrinkles and red veins, or in the pigment cells of the skin to result in sunspots. Medical
science has proven that excessive exposure to the sun leads to accelerated aging and higher risk of skin cancer. The bulk
of sun damage is aquired in our childhood and teenage years but then presents as pigmented spots as we continue to expose
our skin to the sun years later.
How do you treat sun spots with the laser?
At Sierra Cosmetic Laser, we use a 532 KTP laser (the Gemini laser) to treat sun spots. The laser works
by disrupting the pigmented cells directly. Your immune system is stimulated to clear the pigment away and leave fresh,
clear skin. It is very safe to remove sun spots in this fashion. We will not treat any spot that appears to be
suspicious for skin cancer.
How many treatments are needed?
The amount and frequency
of treatments needed to clear away sun spots depends upon the size, amount and color of the sun spots you would like treated.
Typically, most patients have one to three treatments and then return periodically to "touch-up" their skin.
Some spots may disappear with one treatments but others may need several treatments to completely fade them.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, as long as you wear sunscreen regularly and do not over-expose
the area to sun or tanning beds, especially in the first month after treatment. However, as your skin continues to age,
more sun spots may appear in different areas. Lightening creams and regular facials can help to maintain your
Is the treatment painful?
Removal of sun spots is mildly to moderately painful
but the use of a topical numbing cream can drastically reduce any discomfort.
can I expect after treatment?
The treated areas will look darker than they did originally and there may
be scabs and some redness as well. This is normal and a necessary part of the treatment process. There is
only mild, temporary irritation for a short time after the procedure. You may wear make-up right away! Sunscreen
use (SPF 30 or better) is required to prevent the sun spot from darkening or burning. You may use your usual skin care
products with the exception of any facial scrubs or peels. The dark areas will peel or fall off in three to ten days
leaving a light pink area that will quickly fade, leaving clear, beautiful skin underneath!