Oh, those annoying age spots that begin to make their appearance on our skin as we age, reminding us of past summers and vacations spent outdoors without enough sun protection.
Those tan and brown pigmented flat spots—also called solar lentigines or sun spots—often begin to show up on sun-exposed skin with age. Some of the common areas for sun spots to be found are:
There are several easy and non-invasive treatments for sunspots available at Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre in Etobicoke.
Sunspots can be targeted individually or collectively using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL is a safe and effective way to selectively treat those spots of dark, hyperpigmented skin leaving you with a natural, healthy and vibrant look.
When performed with the expert care of our talented team, IPL helps reverse the visible signs of sun damage giving the skin a more even tone and colour. At Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre, your dermatologist will first examine and assess your skin. Most importantly, we want to ensure the areas to be treated are benign "liver spots" or sun spots.
For your health and wellness, we want to properly identify any brown lesions and recommend the appropriate course of treatment should we note any premalignant and malignant conditions.
Does IPL hurt?
Most clients describe it as feeling like a small elastic band hitting the skin.
What to expect after IPL
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment and clients typically return to work immediately after treatment. You may experience some redness caused by the heat, and will see an immediate darkening of the pigmented areas. Within a day or two, the treated spots will begin flaking and will appear significantly faded within another few days.
The ZO Medical system is a physician-dispensed, prescription-strength skin care line developed by the world-renowned skin care expert, Dr. Zein Obagi.
ZO products are formulated to penetrate beneath the surface of your skin to transform skin cell function at the cellular level and correct the damage within. The prescription-strength system exfoliates old skin leaving healthy, new skin that looks and acts younger and healthier.
The specific dose, frequency and selection of products will be customized by your skin care professional to meet your specific needs and the condition of your skin.