LASER TREATMENT OF AGE SPOTS and SKIN LESIONS
Age spots (Lentigines), also called sun spots, are small, flat brown discolorations seen frequently on the face, chest, back and hands in people –usually after the age of 40. Age spots are usually harmless, but must be distinguished from other possible potentially serious conditions.
These spots can be treated by a variety of ways, including bleaching creams, alpha-hydroxy acids and tretinoin as well as dermabrasion, chemical peels or cryosurgery. The latest technique available to treat these age spots involves lasers. A beam of laser light is aimed at the selected spots to eliminate the injured skin.
Following treatment for sun-damaged skin, most of these spots may be prevented from re-occurring by using sunblocks .
Multiple treatment sessions may be required.