If you have sun and age spots that are giving you an older appearance than you would like, sun and age spot treatment is possible with the Halo™ laser system. It combines the best features from two laser types in order to give you a more effective treatment.
When you are seeking an understanding of how sun and age spot treatment works, it helps to start with a look at how the spots originally formed. They are often referred to as age spots because their presence does, in fact, make an individual look older than he or she would without them. The real cause, however, was more likely due to repeated exposure to the sun over time as opposed to the act of simply growing older.
When you spend time in the sun, your skin will produce extra melanin as a way of protecting itself against the harmful UV rays. This is how you ended up with that deep tan you may have worked so hard to achieve during previous years. Since melanin is the substance in the skin that provides pigment, increasing its levels will lead to a darker skin tone.
Ideally, when you tan, the melanin will spread out evenly throughout the skin and give you a smooth-looking tan. When this process is repeated through the years, the melanin will begin to gather in small patches of concentrated levels. This will make those places appear darker than the adjacent skin. What you have as a result are sun spots.
Now that you understand that pockets of concentrated melanin have caused the spots, you can see how they can be eliminated by breaking up and dispersing the melanin. This is what laser therapy does.
There are two basic types of lasers when it comes to skin therapy and sun and age spot treatment. Ablative lasers work by vaporizing the outer portion of the skin, a layer at a time. The body’s healing process will then cause new skin tissue to grow back. The new layer will be healthier and smoother than the tissue that was removed.
Non-ablative lasers work by leaving the outer layer of the skin intact. Instead, the energy is focused onto the deeper layers of the skin, where it will stimulate collagen growth and break up melanin.
Halo™ lasers combine the features of ablative and non-ablative therapy in order to give you the best of both worlds. While it does have some of the same features as ablative lasers, it does not destroy the tissue in a way that leads to the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional ablative laser therapy.
If you have unwanted spots on your skin, schedule an appointment at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park. When you do, be sure to ask for more detail on the advantages of sun and age spot treatment with the Halo™ laser. If you are located in the Annapolis, Columbia or surrounding area, contact our office today to book a consultation for Halo™ laser!