Age spots can make you feel like you look much older than your years, and this can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Denise Tittle, DO, and the skilled aesthetics team at Best Care Clinic in Clarksville, Tennessee, offer affordable laser treatments using the Icon™ system by Cynosure®. This innovative laser tool can address age spots and other signs of aging and sun damage, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion. If you’re ready to achieve younger-looking skin in a few short treatments, book your consultation at Best Care Clinic today.
Age spots, also called liver spots, occur during the aging process. They can be triggered by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or from tanning beds. Exposure to UV light stimulates the skin’s production of a protective pigment called melanin. This can give you a temporary suntan, and it can also cause patches of your skin to permanently darken over time, resulting in dark spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation.
The highly trained professionals at Best Care Clinic use the concentrated laser energy of the Icon to reach the deep layers of your skin, breaking apart and destroying the cells that contain excess pigment. Your immune system will gradually eliminate the damaged cells, returning your skin to its natural complexion. The laser also boosts the production of collagen and elastin, the natural proteins that keep your skin firm and strong.
Brown patches, freckles, and age spots typically occur wherever skin has had prolonged exposure to sunlight. The most common areas include:
The skilled team at Best Care Clinic have the training and experience to calibrate the settings of the Icon laser to treat age spots and other signs of aging anywhere they are present on your body.
Most people don’t find Icon laser therapy to be painful, but you might feel some minor discomfort, like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Treatments typically take fewer than 30 minutes so you won’t be uncomfortable for long. If you have sensitive skin, you can ask your Best Care Clinic specialist to apply a topical numbing cream on your skin before beginning your session.
The Icon is an FDA-approved state-of-the-art laser tool that is nonsurgical and nonablative, so you don’t need to worry about the risks associated with more invasive procedures, such as infection or scarring. There is no downtime following treatment, and you can return to normal activities immediately after your session. You may have some mild redness and swelling, similar to a light sunburn, but this should subside within 1-2 days.
To learn more about laser treatments for age spots at Best Care Clinic, book your consultation today.