Darkened areas (hyperigmenation) on the epidermis from over exposure to the sun are called age spots or pigmented lesions. These spots are caused by an overproduction of melanin; the substance that gives hair, skin and the iris of the eye it color. More often than not, sun and age spots are benign and resemble freckles. Age spots are considered one of the five primary indicators of aging caused by the sun.
Laser treatments can remove the imperfections caused by a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions. The Cynosure Apogee Elite laser effectively treats pigmented lesions-including discolored spots, freckles and sun-damaged skin areas. Utilizing the ND:YAG laser technology, the certified laser technician will utilize the laser light to “bring the color” to the surface and then the body sheds the pigment naturally.
To learn more about this treatment please schedule your complimentary consultation today by completing the form below or contacting guest services.
Pricing for Laser Hyperpigmentation Removal
|Neck & Chest||$249|
|Partial Area (Nose & Cheeks)||$99|
Frequently asked questions
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: The number of treatments is dependent on such factors as lesion depth and size. However, most people need three to five treatments and begin seeing results after only one or two sessions.
Q: Is there any recovery time needed?
A: No rest or recuperation time is needed. Use of sunblock is mandatory. You will be able to resume normal activities without restriction.
Q: How often are treatments required?
A: Treatment sessions are scheduled every 3-4 weeks. All use the laser light to “bring the color” to the surface and then the body sheds the pigment naturally. Several treatments may be necessary for complete clearing of the sun damaged area. Age spots that seem suspicious will be reviewed by Dr. Sherman before beginning treatments to verify the age spots are benign.