As we grow older, collagen-producing cells begin to work less efficiently. This can lead to a gradual build-up of yellowish pigmentation… commonly known as either Age Spots or Sun Spots. This isn’t a hard condition to identify – these spots are smooth and do not stand out from the skin. They’re heavily pigmented, but not crusty or dry to the touch.

It is, of course, better to avoid getting Sun Spots at all if you possibly can. Reducing the harmful effects of exposure to the sun is key in achieving this.

Not all Sun Spots respond successfully to treatment. This is because some will inevitably be located too deep within the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the outermost part). Where the condition occurs nearer the surface, however, it will be much easier to treat, with the prospect of very successful results.

The treatment can be slightly uncomfortable. The treatment time can vary between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the area to be treated and the number of Age Spots to be removed.

It’s perfectly normal for the treated area to feel warm after Age Spot Removal, you will also notice some redness and perhaps a little swelling. None of these effects will be long lasting, so there’s no need for concern. In the days immediately following your treatment, scabs will form over the area where the Sun Spots have been removed. Simply leave these to fall away on their own. This will happen over a period of up to 2 weeks, during which it’s important to resist any urge to pick the scabs, in order to avoid the risk of scarring.

Once the scabs have gone, the treated area will retain a pinkish tone until your skin settles back to its normal colouring over the next few weeks.

Aftercare will be discussed during the consultation and after each treatment.

Disclaimer: Before each treatment a medical questionnaire and consent form will need to be completed.  I cannot guarantee the results of treatments. These will differ on an individual basis, with likely effectiveness to be discussed during initial consultation. Permanence of results is not guaranteed.

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