- What does the treatment do?
The visible light delivered is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin to reduce your sun and age spots. It is the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
- What areas can be treated?
Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, chest, arms, hands and legs are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure.
- What do the treatments feel like?
When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.
- How many treatments will I need?
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
-What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks the darkened spots will fade and flake off.
-Will the spots reappear over time?
No. New spots may appear, but these too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.