Age spots may look a little bit like freckles, but they aren’t. While freckles are natural properties of some people’s skin, age spots appear in response to sun damage.
Age spots (also called liver spots) are areas of hyperpigmentation that appear on the hands or face as we age. They tend to be relatively small, flat, and darker than surrounding skin, and show up in places that are regularly exposed to the sun.
While age spots are more common in people over the age of fifty, they can and do appear on younger people who spend a lot of unprotected time in the sun. They can form on any type of skin but are more prevalent for people whose skin is very fair and prone to sunburns.
Most people notice age spots first on their hands and face. But they also commonly appear on the back, arms, shoulders, and chest. In the United States, they form more frequently on the left side of the body because of sun exposure while driving.
Age spots are not usually harmful or dangerous. But regular skin checks are wise for people with age spots since sun damage can also cause skin cancer.
So despite their name, age spots are actually sun damage. As such, they can be prevented by having a good sun protection regimen when you’re young.
Benefits of Treatment
But for a lot of us, the damage was done years ago and the question now is how to fix it. At U Wellness Medspa we use Microneedling & CO2 technology to decrease the pigmentation and help the spots fade while also producing softer, smoother skin.
Our innovative combination of traditional microneedling and radio frequency delivered thermal energy. It is a safe, FDA-approved procedure that results in very little discomfort or downtime. The procedure stimulates the body to produce collagen, the substance that makes young skin firm and smooth. It’s a targeted treatment that is easily adapted for skin areas of any size.
Tetra is a CO2 laser that offers fully customizable skin resurfacing treatments that eliminate signs of aging like wrinkles, sunspots, uneven texture and age spots for dramatically smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin. Tailored to your unique needs, Tetra CO2 laser skin resurfacing works with your lifestyle for the radiant results you want but without the downtime you don’t.
Smoother Younger-Looking Skin
Tetra CO2 laser improves:
Fine lines to deep wrinkles
Uneven pigmentation & redness
Dullness / texture
Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions.
How Does The Tetra Work?
The Tetra CO2 removes top layers of damaged skin tissue and stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. Tetra is a CO2 laser – a proven laser technology for treating deeper facial lines, age spots, scarring and textural irregularities. New collagen is formed and elastin is tightened for long-lasting benefits.
What Makes The Tetra Laser So Special?
The Tetra is amongst the newest and most advanced CO2 technologies available as it features more operating settings so providers can better customize the intensity, depth and shape of the laser energy. This unmatched versatility means treatments are even and more
precise, optimizing results and minimizing side effects and unnecessary downtime.
Who Is A Candidate For A Tetra Treatment?
With Tetra, your provider can customize your treatment to your skin’s exact needs. The Tetra can deliver either an intense treatment to reverse deeper lines and wrinkles, with a week or two of social downtime, or a lighter CoolPeel™ laser peel treatment to refresh the skin with little to no downtime.
When Will I See Results?
Results and downtime depend on your individual treatment. You should talk to your physician to understand when you will see your desired outcomes and how much downtime you should expect.
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