One of the greatest things about the internet and social media is that you never have to reveal your actual age to people and you don’t have to lie about it either. All you have to do is post pictures of yourself (looking as young as ever) and then let everyone else do the guessing. If you have noticed that your age spots are starting to reveal your true age, then this article is for you. One of the treatments that we specialize in here at the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester is age spot removal.
What Are Age Spots?
First things first, you may be wondering what age spots actually are. Age spots or sunspots, are typically caused by sun exposure and resemble freckles of different sizes. Similar to other forms of sun damage, age spots can appear all over the body where the skin has had sun exposure including the face, neck, back, legs, arms, and hands.
What Is Age Spot Removal?
We have found that the most successful way for us to remove age spots is with a combination of skin bleaching agents and laser treatments. When we combine these two techniques, we are more successful at lightening the age spots and making them less noticeable.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on how dark your age spots are and how well you respond to treatment, we may have to do multiple treatments. At the time of your follow-up appointment, we will take a closer look at your skin and then decide if you need another treatment.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery is based on how your skin responds to the laser and bleach. For some patients, we encourage them to avoid applying any makeup afterward whereas others can start wearing makeup right away. Most patients will experience some redness and tenderness and we encourage all patients to avoid any direct sun contact.