Remove Age Spots and Other Pigmentation Issues with Our State-of-the-Art Laser Therapy

Mar 12, 2024
Remove Age Spots and Other Pigmentation Issues with Our State-of-the-Art Laser Therapy
Are you frustrated trying to hide age spots and other pigmentation issues? Our state-of-the-art laser therapy can help target these areas. Read on to learn how it works, what areas you can treat, and what you can expect afterward. 

Age spots, also known as sunspots or liver spots, are flat, brown or black spots that appear on sun-exposed areas of your skin due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. 

Pigmentation issues can also manifest as uneven skin tone, melasma, or freckles. Regardless of what’s causing your pigmentation issues, you likely have one thing on your mind: how to get rid of them.

If removing age spots and other pigmentation issues is part of your skin goals this year, you might consider laser therapy — via the Icon™ aesthetic system — here at Aurora OB/GYN  in San Antonio, Texas.

Here’s what you need to know about removing age spots with our state-of-the-art laser therapy, courtesy of board-certified OB/GYN Karen Allsup, FACOG, MD.

How does laser therapy work for skin issues?

Our state-of-the-art laser technology emits precise wavelengths of light absorbed by the pigmented areas of your skin. This targeted energy breaks down the excess melanin responsible for age spots and pigmentation issues and allows your body’s natural processes to gradually eliminate the pigmented cells.

Typically, only a few sessions are needed but know that Dr. Allsup tailors your treatment plans based on your skin goals and the severity of your symptoms.

What areas can the Icon system treat?

Age spots don’t just develop on your face. They can develop in other sun-kissed areas too. The good news is that the Icon aesthetic system can reduce the appearance of sunspots on many parts of your body, including your:

  • Face 
  • Decolletage
  • Chest
  • Arms and hands
  • Legs and feet

In addition to age spots, the Icon system can also help diminish the appearance of acne scars, visible facial veins, stretch marks, surgical scars, and photodamage.

Regardless of what areas you treat, you can continue promoting healthy skin after laser therapy. Skin healthy habits include eating skin-friendly foods, always applying sunscreen when you’re outside, and smoking cessation (if applicable). 

Is laser therapy for age spots safe?

Yes! Icon aesthetic technology allows for accurate targeting of specific pigmented areas without affecting your surrounding skin. This precision minimizes the risk of damage and promotes a more effective outcome.

After your treatment, you can expect to feel a slight sunburn-esque sensation, but this is short-lived and lasts only about 2-24 hours. Unlike invasive options like plastic surgery or deep chemical peels, there’s no downtime, no need to care for sutures, and no complicated post-treatment skincare routines.

Say goodbye to age spots

Interested in reducing the appearance of your age spots? Your laser therapy journey starts with a consultation here in our San Antonio office. During your appointment, Dr. Allsup will review your skin goals and expectations for treatment and examine your skin. 

If nonsurgical skin resurfacing treatments aren’t the right solution for you, you’re not out of options. We also offer nonsurgical skin tightening treatments with the Exilis® Protege system. 

Questions? Give us a call at 210-547-4700.