Age Spots and Sun Damage

Age Spots Treated with Laser in Federal Way

Unprotected skin, on being excessively exposed to UV rays- whether from a tanning beds, or years of going without sunscreen, protects itself by producing an overabundance of melanin-the pigmented cells in your skin- resulting in uneven patches. Age spots known medically as lentigos and seborrhoeic keratoses are brown skin patches which commonly appear on the back of the hands the face and the back.

  Cosmetic Lasers for Sun Damage Treatment

With advanced technologies, almost any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, arms and hands are the most popular because they have typically had the most sun exposure and sun damage.

Laser treatments offer you the ability to erase evidence of years of sun damaged skin. Laser is a quick and safe way to remove sun and age spots with no downtime!

IPL and Aesthetic Lasers Treat Sun Damaged Skin

 Laser light interacts with the brown pigment called melanin in the skin. It passes harmlessly through the top layer of skin and when it hits the melanin energy is released causing them to break into tiny particles which are removed by the body immune system. These sun spots and age spots treatments are very safe with low side effects.

IPL for PhotoFacial

At Federal Way Laser Surgeons the state of the art technology in anti- aging medicine awaits you! The IPL with its SkinTel technology allows the physicians and master estheticians to very accurately assess the pigment in your skin to insure a proper setting. Patients have to be aware that in darker skin types or skin subjected to tanning or sun expsure has more melanin despite your skn type.  The state of the art ICON laser by Palomar allows for a wireless signal to be transported from your skin to the laser automatically setting the intesity  of your treatment for your skin type. Our IPL at Federal Way Laser Surgeons means best customized results. No two patients are alike. The treatment is comfortable due to a patented built in cooling tip which simultaneously cools the treated area as it treats the skin. Call today if you are tired of your blochy red appearence and age spots! Let our state of the art IPL turn back your clock!

Skin Laxity and Wrinkle Treatment

  At Federal Way Laser Surgeons we have non ablative lasers to tighten your skin minimize your wrinkles and soften your acne scars without any down time or surgery. The selected wavelengh of our non ablaative laser penetrates beyond the top layer of skin essentially leaving in undisturbed and targeting collagen below. This stimulation of collagen production to tightens the surrounding tissue, resulting in improved skin texture and reduced signs of aging. The signs of skin laxity will diminish leaving you with plumper, younger looking skin.

Best Selection of Cosmetic Lasers  

We use only FDA approved lasers such as  the  Elite, Affirm, SmartSkinC02 Revlite SI and ICON  because of their superior results. Age spots, sun spots, wrinkles and skin laxity can be drastically reduced by our lasers. Unlike other laser centers which have only one device , we at Federal Way Laser Surgeons will match you with the right laser for your specific needs. It may be true that some lasers can treat everything but we have the best laser for each treatement for all skin types! Cosmetic  laser treatments by our professional skin care team work by gently and safely penetrating the skin to destroy the underlying vessels and pigment that are the causes of the problem. The outer skin itself is not damaged and you gradually see a transformation!

Typically several sessions are required for full-face treatment. The average treatment takes about 15 - 20 minutes and can be done on your lunch hour!

Painless Laser Treatment

The treatment is performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of typical anesthetics or gel. for those patients that request it a light sedative or topical may be used. Generally patients find removing age spots with laser very tolerable. Each pulse of laser light feels like the tiny snap of an elastic band on the skin. To minimize any discomfort we will provide continuous cooling of the area.

Laser Age Spot Removal a Reality

Results may be seen after the first few treatments. Immediately after treatment, the age spots start to darken, and over the course of a few weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off.

In general we find that laser removal of age spots is permanent, however people do sometimes see new spots appear as they go back out into the sun. These are new spots forming as a result of new sun exposure, not a recurrence of the old, removed spots.

If you wish to see your skin free of sun spots, protection from sun damage is essential. Here are some tips:

  • Use sunscreen (typically SPF 30) on sun exposed areas.
  • If you see the beginnings of age spots or melasma, switch to a higher SPF sunscreen than the one you are currently using.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Try Fantasy Tan custom hand air-brushed tan for the most realistic looking sunless tan. Our staff at Federal Way Laser Surgeons are trained in The Fantasy Tan System 
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Reapply sunscreen after swimming or excessive sweating.

Before and After:

Remember that with all these treatments, it is essential to keep using sunscreen. Otherwise, new age spots, wrinkles and other forms of sun damage will reaappear.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced professionals to see which procedure is right for you!