Even though there are ways of preventing or minimizing age spots, for some individuals it may be too late. If so, there are a number of treatments available. One very popular remedy has been laser skin resurfacing which helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, lines and hyper pigmentation surrounding the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat areas on the cheeks. Laser resurfacing does not cause as much discomfort, bruising, scaring or bleeding compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures. Also, procedures such as micro dermabrasion and chemical peels only remove thin layers of skin. Laser resurfacing uses a laser to treat deep layers of skin.
The procedure is performed in an outpatient facility or, at times, in a hospital. An individual might receive general anesthesia for treatment of deeper layers of the face, and recovery time can take from a few minutes to a few hours. The doctor moves the laser over the area that requires treatment. The procedure may be performed in two or more sessions to penetrate deeper areas, but one procedure is most likely enough.
Laser skin resurfacing has minimal recovery time and in the end, the results can produce a youthful, fresh and rejuvenated look. The doctor will remove a layer of skin so that the new layer can thrive and fill in the wrinkles or spots. During the consultation, the doctor will observe your skin tone which determines the correct laser needed to eliminate your age spots.
You will have to give it at least a month for the results to show because the skin cell turn-over time is about 28 days.
Thank you for your comments about the laser and brown spots in my cheeks, but i have a question now, i've had the laser 3 times and my spots are getting darker is this normal?.
after the procedure ( make for a certified doctor) my skin gets red and then dark for some days ( is like burned skin), and after 4 or 5 days this burned skin is gone but the brown spots still there but darkers.
should i stop the laser treatment or keep going for more?.