Age Spots and Sun Damage

Age Spots Treated with Laser in Federal Way

Age spots known medically as lentigos and seborrhoeic keratoses are brown skin patches which commonly appear on the back of the hands, face, chest, and back. This  unsightly skin damage is from the cumulative damaging UVB and UVC rays of the sun. Skin that is excessively exposed to UV rays from a tanning beds, or years of going without sunscreen, makes an attempt to protect itself by producing an overabundance of melanin. Melanin is the pigment in your skin. Overproduction of melanin results in sun spots or age spots.  

IPL and Lasers for Freckles

Lasers and IPL can  safely treat almost any part of your body with sun damage and age spots.  Freckles on the face, decollete, shoulders, arms, and hands are the most popular  treatment areas because they have more sun exposure which results in sun damage.

Laser treatments offer you the ability to erase evidence of years of sun damaged skin. Laser  and IPL is a quick, safe way to remove sun  damage and age spots with no downtime for those who are a good candidate!

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,  laser energy is absorbed causing them to break into tiny particles which are removed by the body's immune system. These sun spot and age spot treatments are very effective if you follow post treatment instructions.

IPL for PhotoFacial

At Federal Way Laser Surgeons we use only state-of -the- art technology in anti- aging medicine!  If you suffer from blochy skin resullting from rosacea or pigment, come to Federal Way Laser Surgeons for a complimentary skin care consultation to see if IPL is right for you. The ICON IPL with SkinTel technology allows the physicians and master estheticians to very accurately assess your skin's pigment to insure a proper setting.  Darker skin types, skin subjected to tanning beds, and sun exposed skin have more melanin expression. Improper settings on such skin can cause burns and post inflammitory hypopigmentation. Our team of experts will make sure you are recieveng the treatemt settings that are right for your skin.

The Skintel technology whichis exclusive to the ICON lPL by Palomar allows for a wireless signal to be transported from your skin to the IPL automatically setting the intesity of your treatment for your specific melanin index. Our IPL at Federal Way Laser Surgeons means the best customized results. No two patients are alike. It is important to have the proper settings for your skin. IPL 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 ICON  IPL turn back your clock!

Skin Laxity and Wrinkle Treatment

As we age our skin becomes lax and wrinkled. Our facial features become heavy and  gravity wins.  Good skin care is only part of the big picture. At Federal Way Laser Surgeons we have non ablative lasers to tighten your skin. Non ablative means no downtime. This is important for the busy commuter patient. Let Federal Way Laser Surgeons minimize your wrinkles and soften your acne scars without any down time or surgery. The selected wavelenghs of our non ablative laser penetrates beyond the top layer of skin essentially leaving it undisturbed.  The  Affirm multiplex system uses two simulaneous deep dermal wavelengths for tighter skin. This stimulation of collagen production 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.  With our non abalative treatments, the outer skin is not damaged  during the 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

Laser pigment 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,  the darkened spots will fade and flake off.

In general, we find that laser removal of age spots has lasting results, 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. At Federal Way Laser Surgeons our master estheticians and physicians will give you a skin care analysis and educate you on how to maintain your skin. We have medical grade sunscreen that is a must for everyone that cares about theitr skin!

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

  • Use sunscreen  daily on sun exposed areas.
  • 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!