Laser Treatments: Brown Age Spots | Pigmented Lesions

Laser Treatments: Brown Age Spots | Pigmented Lesions

Treatment of Age Spots and Pigmented Lesions

The Cutera LimeLight Laser is a new, non-invasive procedure that offers the advantage of improving the appearance of skin surface imperfections.

What areas can be treated?

The laser treatment is ideal for age spot removal and pigmented lesions on your feet and legs.

What does the treatment do?

The laser is customized to your skin type and selectively treats the brown and/or red skin pigmentation on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

How long will the treatments take?

Treatment time depends on the area being treated. However, most treatments should take approximately 30 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

One to three treatments are usually sufficient to begin seeing results. Additional treatments may be recommended depending on the number of lesions and desired results.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness will decrease and your skin’s complexion will improve.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots and skin lesions may appear as a part of the aging process ; however, they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new brown spots and diffuse redness.