Sun Spot/Age Spot Removal
Specialist pigmentation clinic
AKA Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, solar lentigo, actinic keratoses, solar keratoses, seborrheoic keratoses, skin tags and sun damage
Great For All forms of pigmentation, including melasma, individual spot treatment and benign nevi (moles)
Areas Treated Face, neck, chest (décolletage), shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs
Down Time 0 - 14 days, depending on device used and area treated
What are sun spots or age spots?
Fraxel Dual Laser is the gold standard treatment for all types of pigmentation, from freckles, sun spots and age spots, to the previously very difficult to treat hormonal pigmentation. Fraxel can also treat solar keratosis (those pink scaly superficial skin cancers), although a number of treatments may be required. Using the 1927 wavelength, Fraxel safely and effectively strips the top layer of the epidermis taking with it any pigmentation, leaving skin that is remarkably clear and smooth. Fraxel is not suitable for individual spot, as the skin may appear uneven. For this our Doctors recommend Revlite Laser.
Fraxel treatment takes about 30 minutes and, with a local anaesthetic cream applied beforehand, causes only minimal discomfort. Your skin will be quite pink for a few days, and the pigmentation takes on a bronzed appearance, before flaking off 4-5 days after the treatment. And that's when the compliments start... Read more about Fraxel Laser.
IPL Rejuvenation in our Perth clinic is very effective at treating superficial pigmentation like freckles and sun spots, and has the advantage of also treating any redness and broken capillaries present. It is not recommended for deeper pigmentation, such as hormonal pigmentation, or for skin that is very tanned.
At Skin Resus only experienced Registered Nurses perform IPL treatments, which take about 20 minutes. Over the next 24 - 48 hours the pigmented area of the skin will darken to a dark brown, before flaking off 7-10 days later. IPL Rejuvenation also stimulates collage production, leaving your skin fresher and clearer. Read more about IPL Rejuvenation.
The Revlite laser offers a safe and effective treatment for sun spots or pigmentation on darker skin, or to selectively treat individual spots. Treatment with the Revlite is quick and comfortable, though several treatments may be required for best results. A small crust can occur in the treated area, which will heal in 5 - 7 days. Read more about Revlite Laser.
This is an intense form of IPL rejuvenation, most often used to treat solar keratoses (pink, scaly sunspots), or where a stronger rejuvenation is required. In this treatment, a special ALA cream is applied an hour before the treatment, which makes skin more sensitive to light. A light source is then used to activate the light, usually an IPL Rejuvenation. The light activates the cream destroying the abnormal cells. After PDR there is more redness, swelling, bronzing and occasional crusting than with IPL alone, and time off work may be needed. The results however, are well worth it, with clear skin and a reduction in fine lines.
A significant improvement will usually be seen after the first treatment. Where there are a number of solar keratoses, a course of treatments may be required.