Remove age spots to reveal youthful-looking skin

Posted on 19 Jan, 2012

Ageing skin can bring unwelcome changes to your appearance: wrinkles and fine lines can appear as collagen production and skin renewal decreases, while excess melanin production and reduced regulation can result in darker patches of skin often referred to as liver spots.

These hyperpigmented areas can appear anywhere on the body, although those that are more frequently exposed to the harmful rays of the sun are usually more affected (the face and hands). If your skin has been damaged by the sun, these age spots can make you appear older than your years.

While prevention is certainly the best approach, pigmentation treatment can successfully and effectively even out skin tone and reduce the amount of pigmentation in the skin. The Laser Treatment Clinic offers a combination of treatments in order to achieve superior results:

• IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, works by directing short bursts of light at the hyperpigmented areas. The light energy produces heat within the lesion, and once the temperature reaches between 60 and 70°C, the pigment starts to break down. Once the particles are small enough, the body can remove them naturally from the site.

• Microdermabrasion and laser treatment removes the damaged layers of skin and stimulates skin renewal to encourage the production of healthy new skin cells.