5 Things to Know About Age Spots Laser Treatments

What if there was a quick, minimally invasive way to look as young as you feel? Laser treatments are an easy way to target age spots, which can contribute to uneven pigmentation and a less smooth look than you may want. Age spots are a natural part of getting older and a sign of a life well-lived. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live with them if you don’t like the way it looks on your skin. Let’s discuss laser treatments for age spots and what to know about using lasers to treat your skin.

Understanding Age Spot Laser Treatments

Age spots, also known as liver spots or sunspots, are pigmented spots that appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure over a long period of time. Their color can be red, brown, or even black. Age spot laser treatments offer a cosmetic solution to lighten these spots.

Laser treatment works by safely and effectively targeting the melanin in the age spots without damaging the surrounding skin. This focused approach helps to reduce the appearance of age spots and improve skin tone and texture.

The procedure is usually quick with minimal discomfort and downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance without the hassle of a lengthy procedure or even surgery.

Benefits of Targeting Age Spots with Lasers

There are several benefits of using laser treatment to target age spots. Some of our favorites include:

  • Precision in delivering light energy to specific pigmented areas, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Potential to stimulate collagen production over time, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture.
  • Non-invasive alternative to other treatments, with minimal side effects and quick recovery times. 
  • Customize your treatment plan to meet your needs, whether you’re seeking to treat age spots on your hands or all over your body.

Laser treatment is a good option for anyone seeking a short-term solution to age spots with long-term benefits.

Using Cutera Excel V+ for Age Spots

The Cutera Excel V+ laser system is a popular choice for targeting age spots due to its versatility and effectiveness in treating various skin concerns. This advanced technology combines two different wavelengths of light to help break down spots as big as 16 millimeters – about the size of a large marble. With the ability to customize wavelength and spot size, the Cutera Excel V+ can be tailored to suit age spots of all kinds, making it a versatile option for individuals seeking spot treatment.

Larger areas can be treated faster, while Cutera’s precision technology can treat hard to reach areas. By delivering controlled micropulses, this laser system helps to lighten age spots in one session, with the potential to target other pigmentation concerns as well. The customizable nature of the treatment allows for a personalized approach while protecting your skin and minimizing any discomfort with an integrated sapphire cooling tip.

5 Things to Know About Age Spot Laser Treatments with Cutera Excel V+

Advanced technology

Cutera Excel V+ utilizes advanced laser technology that allows your aesthetic provider to target age spots with combined speed and precision,to target age spots with precision, offering a safe and effective treatment option that minimizes downtime and discomfort and expands the scope of what’s possible in laser treatment.

Customized approach

Treatment plans with Cutera Excel V+ can be customized for your unique needs. Whether you want to work on age spots and other pigment concerns in one session, want to treat a large area, or have dark spots you thought could never be lightened, the Cutera laser treatment can help. The small handpiece has settings that are easily changed so your aesthetic provider can adjust to your needs during treatment.

Minimal discomfort and quick recovery

Laser treatments with the Cutera Excel V+ are designed to get you back to day-to-day life as quickly as possible. Some Excel V+ handpieces come with a sapphire tip that cools the skin as your provider treats certain areas. The precise nature of the Excel V+ ensures as little discomfort as possible.

Effective treatment

Many people with age spots become discouraged after trying topical creams that simply don’t deliver the results they had hoped for. However, laser treatment for age spots can deliver better results more quickly than a topical cream can. You can trust that a laser treatment is an effective treatment, penetrating more deeply into the skin to deliver your desired results.

Consult before treatment

Before undergoing laser treatments for age spots, it is crucial to consult with a skincare professional to assess your skin type and develop a tailored treatment plan. It’s important to have realistic expectations going into treatment and a thorough understanding of aftercare needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to prepare for my laser treatment?

It is important to avoid sunlight, sunbeds, spray tans and self tanners when undergoing a course of laser treatments. Stop applying self tanners 7-10 days before treatment and always wear a high SPF sunscreen to protect your skin.

How do I care for my skin after laser treatment?

Protect your skin from the sun with high SPF sunscreen, hats, and clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Use skincare products recommended by your aesthetic provider, and plan for follow-up appointments if you and your provider decide that will be a necessary part of your treatment plan.

Are age spot laser treatments with Cutera Excel V+ safe for all skin types?

Cutera Excel V+ is considered safe for all skin types, although it may be more effective on lighter skin tones.

Should I expect side effects?

You may experience some redness after your Cutera Excel V+ laser treatment, but it should go away within a few days.

Refresh Your Look with Age Spot Laser Treatments

Laser treatment is an effective way to minimize the appearance of age spots for a more even skin tone. The experts at Swan Aesthetics use the Cutera Excel V+ system to create a curated, quick treatment experience for you that delivers results. Contact Swan Aesthetics to schedule a consultation and discuss what the Cutera Excel V+ system can do for you.