Laser Treatment for Age Spots: How It Works and What to Expect

A woman looking in the mirror at her age spots.

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are common skin blemishes. These spots develop due to harsh sun exposure and aging. While these spots are harmless, many individuals opt for age spot removal treatment. 

Laser treatment has emerged as a highly effective option for targeting and fading age spots. It offers you a non-invasive solution with minimal downtime. In this article, we will explore how laser treatment works for age spots and what to expect during the treatment.

How Laser Treatment Works for Age Spots

Laser treatment for age spots uses focused beams of light energy to target melanin. It is the pigment responsible for dark spots in the skin. The age spots can absorb this laser energy, which causes the pigment to fragment. This leads to a gradual lightening of the age spots and a more even skin tone.

Different types of lasers may be used for treating age spots, including fractional lasers and Q-switched lasers. Fractional lasers deliver energy in microscopic columns to the skin. It can stimulate collagen production and promote overall skin rejuvenation. 

Q-switched lasers emit short bursts of high-energy light to specifically target melanin in the skin. It can age spots with minimal damage to surrounding tissues.

What to Expect After Treatment

Patients may encounter brief side effects following age spot laser treatment. Redness, swelling, and slight discomfort in the treated area are examples of these minor side effects.

However, they can subside within a few days to a week. Patients can resume their normal activities with minimal downtime.

In the days and weeks following treatment, the age spots may gradually darken before ultimately fading away. You may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. It all depends on the severity of the age spots and the desired outcome. 

Book Your Age Spots Removal Appointment in Sterling, VA

If you’re bothered by the age spots and are seeking a non-invasive solution, laser treatment may be the answer. Call us at 703.444.2800 and schedule an appointment with ARIA Medispa. 

Our experienced skin care specialists can discuss your concerns and determine if laser treatment for age spots is right for you. Don’t let age spots detract from your confidence.

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What to expect during your consultation…

  1. General Evaluation and Consultation consists of a VISIA Complexion Analysis and Full Body DEXA Composition Test.

  2. VISIA Analysis Scan captures key visual information of your skin, measure your skin pigmentation, pore size,  UV spots, photo damage, texture and wrinkles.

  3. Our Full Body Composition Scan reveals important information regarding body composition, fat, muscle mass, and bone density. 

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