Treatments for Sun Spots and Pigmentation

Sun Spot and Pigmentation Treatments

It might surprise you to note that more than three-quarters of women in Canada complain about having spots and an uneven skin tone. Tanning beds, aging, and high levels of sun exposure are known to cause unwanted areas of pigmentation, such as freckles, liver spots, and sun spots. Once a person passes the age of 40, the appearance of these age spots increases as their skin begins to lose its ability to repair itself from damage.

While age spots are not harmful, they can cause patchiness or dry areas on the skin, keeping you from looking your best. For this reason, many people turn towards treatment options that will fix their unwanted pigmentation and give their skin a more youthful glow. At Ava Laser Clinic, we provide gentle Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and skin laser treatments. These treatments are great for reducing the look of pigmentation that occurred due to aging, sun exposure, or other skin issues.

How Does it Work?

Laser treatments and IPL treatments for the skin are non-invasive. They can be used on the face or any other part of the body to create a more even and smooth skin tone. The light from the treatments passes through the outer part of the skin to heat the cells in the deeper layer of the skin. Due to this heat, the fibroblast cells begin to generate more collagen, which helps to reduce fine wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Cold laser therapy, IPL, and light heat energy treatments are effective at reducing sun spots and other pigmentation issues. Candidates with light and medium skin tones and those with superficial pigmentation are the best candidates for these laser treatments.

Though darker-skinned patients may also use these treatments, alternative options such as chemical peels can be more effective. There are also specialized lasers for those with darker skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone and are interested in removing skin spots, visit our office for a personal consultation to discuss your options.

What are IPL and Laser Sessions Used to Treat?

Laser treatments and IPL sessions can be used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns. However, the most common uses are for removing or lighting age spots, sun spots, freckles, and other pigments on the face and body. These laser treatments are also commonly used to help get rid of the redness caused by dilated blood vessels, rosacea, and broken blood vessels on the face and upper body. They are also great for managing flushing.

Laser treatments and IPL have a moderate effect on improving the texture of skin by stimulating collagen production. Patients who suffer from large pores may see a temporary reduction in size by the cessation of skin oil production from laser treatments.

How Ava Laser Clinic Can Help

If you are interested in learning more about laser treatments for your skin, or about our affordable packages, contact our Richmond Hill laser clinic today. We are standing by at (905) 237-2360 to take your call.