Sun spots, those brown spots and patches that appear on the skin after years of fun in the sun, can be effectively removed with a laser or an IPL (intense pulsed light) device. Sun spots, which include age spots, liver spots, freckles, solar lentigines, and other benign pigmented lesions resulting from sun-damage, can be removed from nearly any body area. Most commonly we treat sun spots on the face, arms, hands, chest and back. Brown spots and freckles that cover large areas of skin are probably best removed by IPL treatments. Laser and IPL removal of sun spots can significantly enhance your skin’s appearance. Birth marks can also be removed by laser or IPL.
How many treatments are required to remove sun spots?
One to three laser treatments or five to six IPL treatments are usually required to remove sun spots, freckles, age spots, birth marks, and other types of pigmented lesions.
How long is a treatment session?
The treatment time depends on the number of sun spots to be removed. Typical treatments are 20 to 30 minutes per session.
Will the sun spots be permanently removed?
Sun spots removed by our lasers usually are gone for good. New spots may appear in previously sun-damaged skin as the aging process continues. On-going exposure to the sun will likely create new spots, particularly in those that freckle or burn easily. Birth marks and brown spots not caused by sun-damage may gradually return with time following laser or IPL brown spot removal.
How can sun spots be prevented?
The incidence of sun spot formation can be significantly reduced by limiting sun exposure. Avoid sun-bathing and always wear sunscreen (SPF-30 or better) when outdoors.
How do I get started with removing sun spots?
The first step is to schedule an appointment with our medical director. The physician will examine your sun spots and give us approval to proceed with treatment if the spots appear to be benign. Spots that appear potentially cancerous will not be treated with the laser.
How much does laser sun spot removal cost?
The price for sun spot removal starts at $150 per treatment for IPL and $200 per treatment with our laser. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.